Effective Altruism is changing the way we do good!
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, is a difficult problem. It would be easy to be disheartened by the challenge.
Effective altruism is a response to this challenge. It is a research field that uses high-quality evidence and careful reasoning to work out how 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.
Effective Altruism Community
Effective altruism is more than an idea. It's a movement. It's a community of people and organisations that have made helping others a core part of their lives, and use evidence and reasoning to try to work out how to do so as best as possible.
Since 2009, over 8,000 individuals have pledged to donate 10% of their lifetime income to highly effective organizations and charities through Giving What We Can. Many people have made significant career changes based on effective altruism principles, and there are now over 100 local effective altruism groups. Additionally, 300+ EA-aligned organizations are working and providing support to address pressing global issues using evidence-based and logical approaches.