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What is Effective Altruism?

Most of us want to make a difference. We see suffering, injustice and death, and are moved to do something about them. But working out what that ‘something’ is, let alone actually doing it, can be a difficult and disheartening challenge.

Effective altruism is a response to this challenge. It is a research field which uses high-quality evidence and careful reasoning to work out answers to the question: How can we use our resources to help others as much as possible? It is also a community of people taking these answers seriously, by focusing their efforts on the most promising solutions to the world's most pressing problems.

Read The full Introduction to Effective Altruism


The EA Anywhere team is always happy to chat about effective altruism, which resources might be most useful to you, and how to apply effective altruism ideas to your donations and career. You can schedule a time to chat with one of our organizers using the contact form. You can also find more materials by following the links below.

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