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What is effective altruism?

How can we do the most good, given finite time and resources? Effective altruism is an attempt to answer this challenging question. This involves carefully choosing problem areas and interventions that are most likely to yield a large impact and benefit others, based on reason and evidence. 

Here are some ways that you can learn more: 


Get Involved

If you're new to effective altruism, you can apply to our introductory SPEAK fellowship or apply for a 1-1.  If you're looking for more advanced discussion you can sign up for our speaker series. In any case, please don't hesitate to contact us for a discussion!


Doing Good Better

This book by Professor Will MacAskill is a good introduction to the principles of effective altruism and serves as a useful practical guide.


Introduction to Effective Altruism

This is an essay that goes over the basics of effective altruism, as part of the Effective Altruism Handbook. 

What are the most important moral problems of our time?

A TED talk by Professor Will MacAskill, one of the founders of the effective altruism movement. 

Effective Altruism: An Introduction

series of podcasts by 80,000 hours to help quickly get up to speed on the fundamentals of effective altruism. 

Effective altruism in a nutshell80,000 Hours
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