This group is for anyone in the Brisbane area who is interested in making the world a better place. Effective altruism is a growing social movement using evidence and reason to answer one simple question: how can we use our resources to help others the most?
"Trying to maximize the good I accomplish with both my hours and my dollars is an intellectually engaging challenge. It makes my life feel more meaningful and more important. It’s a way of trying to have an impact and significance beyond my daily experience." — Holden Karnofsky
We think that:
(1) We are in a unique position to do good, and it's important that we care.
(2) Through rational decision making, we can make a much larger difference.
How can I stay motivated to help others? - Come to an event and meet people who share your goals! - Want to be reminded of the significant work being done by others? The Open Philanthropy Project frequently distributes large grants to the causes and projects with the biggest positive impacts; so, to get some good news delivered to your inbox, you can sign up for updates on their work here: http://www.openphilanthropy.org/get-involved - You can also sign up for the Effective Altruism newsletter through the effectivealtruism.org/ site, or the Effective Altruism Australia newsletter through their website: https://effectivealtruism.org.au/
How can I maximise the good I do with my career? - 80,000 Hours is an organisation dedicated to answering exactly that question: https://80000hours.org/
There’s lots more we could discuss, but that’s what the meetups are for. Looking forward to meeting you! :)