What we're about

Effective altruism is a philosophy and social movement that applies evidence and reason to determine the most effective ways to improve the world. Effective altruists aim to consider all causes and actions, and then act in the way that brings about the greatest positive impact. It is this broad evidence-based approach that distinguishes effective altruism from traditional altruism or charity. While a substantial proportion of effective altruists have focused on the nonprofit sector, the philosophy of effective altruism applies much more broadly, e.g., to prioritizing the scientific projects, companies, and policy initiatives which can be estimated to save and improve the most lives.

Effective Altruism DC (EADC) is a Centre for Effective Altruism-affiliated group in Washington, D.C. Our mission is to foster a community of people who use their time and money to help others in the most effective ways possible, and our membership is comprised of professionals and students from a wide range of backgrounds. We host a wide variety of events in the D.C. area, ranging from social gatherings and book clubs to career workshops and giving games

To learn about the "why" and "how" of Effective Altruism, check out Peter Singer's TED Talk (https://www.ted.com/talks/peter_singer_the_why_and_how_of_effective_altruism). You can also connect with us through our website (http://effectivealtruismdc.org/) or our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/effective.altruism.dc/).

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Effective Altruism DC Networking & Social

Penn Social

Who: Effective Altruism DC is hosting this event. Everyone is welcome! What: This event is a casual social hour. It’s a great chance to meet some interesting people, make some new friends, and build new connections with other smart, compassionate people trying to improve the world. Where: The venue this time is Penn Social. It's a few blocks from the Metro Center (Orange, Silver, Blue, Red) or Gallery Place (Green, Yellow, Red) Metro station. Drinks menu here: https://www.pennsocialdc.com/draft-list $2 off drafts until 7pm. Food menu here: https://www.pennsocialdc.com/food-menu (Still confirming what's vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free) How to reach us: Please comment below if you have any questions. Tonight's point of contact is Geoffrey Yip ________ Effective Altruism is a social movement of advocates, funders, and academics using reason and evidence to discuss some of the most promising ways to do good. Effective Altruists (or EAs) generally focus on four cause areas: Animal Protection, Human Improvement(Global Health and economic development/ aid), Existential Risk Mitigation, and "Meta-EA" or promoting doing good. Despite that focus, people from all backgrounds and interests are welcome at our meet-ups. Effective Altruism DC (EA DC) is a Centre for Effective Altruism-affiliated group in Washington, D.C. Our mission is to foster a community of people who use their time and money to help others in the most effective ways possible. We are comprised of professionals and students from a wide range of backgrounds. Anyone is welcome to learn and contribute to the conversation surrounding how to do the most good. To learn more visit EffectiveAltruism.org and EffectiveAltruismDC.org. You may also want to join our mailing list to receive an intro series on effective altruism. http://eepurl.com/cK1X35

EA 2019 Discussion Groups

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