Effective altruist projects

EA Profiles

EA Profiles let you see the beliefs, actions and more of others in the effective altruist community, showing interesting information like people’s favoured causes and charities, and the actions they’re taking to make the world a better place. Here is a random selection of some of the most complete showcase profiles:

Map of effective altruists and local groups

EA Donation Registry

One of the most important and action-relevant messages of effective altruism is that you can do a phenomenal amount of good through well-chosen donations. As a community, EAs also further this goal by publicly establishing a norm of giving to effective charities, making their own commitments to do so and encouraging others. So the EA Donation Registry lets people share plans to donate and record past donations. If you're currently planning to donate to a particular cause or have already done so, we'd encourage you to share this. Your plans need not be as certain as pledges - you can revoke them at any time, and it'd be both expected and understood that many will do so.

The annual survey of effective altruists

A .impact community project

An annual survey of the effective altruist community is run by .impact. It aims to reach as many people as possible (not aspiring to be a scientific exercise with a precise sample selection), providing a large amount of useful data that people across the community can use, and enabling applications like the EA Profiles and EA Donation Registry. The 2015 survey is forthcoming.

Discussion groups

There are a number of places where effective altruists congregate online to talk to one another. Among these, the two most popular are the community Facebook group, which has over 5,000 members posting and commenting, and the Effective Altruism Forum, which features longer posts and a more traditional forum structure.

Take action

Indicate how much time you have right now (be it one minute or twenty) and get a useful task suggested, or find guides to the actions you can take.

EARadio podcast

Created by Patrick Brinich-Langlois and Chris Calabro

A podcast of audio talks relevant to effective altruists, curated from video and audio around the web.

Share goods and services with other EAs

Created by Patrick Brinich-Langlois and Ozzie Gooen

Effective altruists have a lot to offer one another. But we're geographically dispersed, so it's hard to know whom to ask for help. Skillshare.im is built to fix this. It's a place for EAs to share their skills, items, and couches with one another.

EA Wiki

A collaboratively edited resource hosted on Wikia, which everyone's encouraged to edit and add to.

Links and resources

Blogs, articles of note, images and more.

If you would like to suggest any additional effective altruist resources and projects for this page, please contact us.