Rethink Priorities’ mission is to generate the most significant possible impact for others in the present and the long-term future. Using evidence and reason, it identifies where resources would be most effective and helps direct them there. It does this by conducting critical research to inform policymakers and philanthropists, and by guiding the development of new organisations to address key problems.
Rethink Priorities is a research and implementation group that identifies pressing opportunities and solutions to make the world better. Its work covers important and neglected cause areas, including animal welfare, artificial intelligence, climate change, existential security, global health and development, worldview investigations, as well as surveys and data analyses to understand movements focused on these issues. Rethink Priorities works in partnership with a variety of organisations, including foundations and impact-focused nonprofits.
Rethink Priorities works as all of the following:
As part of that work, Rethink Priorities:
We’ve since updated our recommendations to reflect only organisations recommended by evaluators we’ve looked into as part of our 2023 evaluator investigations. As such, we don't currently include Rethink Priorities as one of our recommended programs but you can still donate to it via our donation platform.
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