Social Change Lab is a nonprofit research organisation conducting social movement research to understand how we can most effectively tackle the world’s most pressing problems.
Social movements such as women’s suffrage and civil rights have had huge impacts on the course of history, and it’s likely that they will do so again in the future. Despite this, there is almost no research trying to understand exactly how these changes happen, and if we can recreate them for other issues.
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The Social Change Lab conducts social movement research to understand how we can most effectively tackle the world’s most pressing problems.
It seeks to inform advocates, decision-makers, and philanthropists on the best ways to accelerate positive social change across a range of cause areas, including animal advocacy efforts, climate change, and building the effective altruism movement.
The Social Change Lab is also exploring whether social movement concepts could be applied to reducing existential risks.
We don't currently have further information about the cost-effectiveness of the Social Change Lab beyond it doing work in a high-impact cause area and taking a reasonably promising approach.