- Published 30 Apr 2022
- Updated 4 May 2022
Hello and welcome to our April Newsletter!
A few weeks ago the Giving What We Can team attended the Effective Altruism Global conference in London, and we were so thrilled to meet with many of our members in person. We also recently interviewed some exciting guests about effective giving, so stay tuned for the release of those videos through our YouTube channel.
If you didn't get the chance to connect with us but would like to share your effective giving story, please click this link.
Our team also held a week-long workshop, where amongst other things, we discussed redesigning and improving our website so we can help more people learn to give effectively and provide better resources for our community members like you! We're excited to get building and share the results with you soon.
In the meantime, meet our team below!
Until next time, keep doing good!
- Julian Hazell & the rest of the Giving What We Can team.
Thank you for your continued commitment and advocacy, Michael!
Reviewing our work: please contact our researcher Michael Townsend if you are interested in this.
This month we are focusing on Effective Altruism (EA) around the world. We are joined by group leaders from a range of countries and cultures to help us shape a discussion around global EA communities - what are some specific challenges faced in different locations and cultures, or things that might be shared experiences between us all. Lets celebrate the diversity within EA and discuss ways that we can further promote a welcoming atmosphere in our community! Come along to hear a broad range of perspectives and to share your own insights with us.
May Meetup (Americas/Oceania)
May Meetup (Europe/Asia)
May 8: 09:30 UTC (London: Sun 10:30 am, Mumbai: Sun 3:00 pm, Singapore: Sun 5:30 pm)
Our open forum is an event where you can come along with questions about effective giving or just come along to meet others interested in effective giving. Alternates between different timezones each month.
May Open Forum (Europe/Americas)
May 19: 19:00 UTC (London: 8:00 pm, New York 3:00 pm, San Francisco 12:00pm)
My experience with imposter syndrome — and how to (partly) overcome it - Luisa Rodriguez, 80,000 Hours.
Longtermist EA needs more Phase 2 work - Owen Cotton-Barratt, EA Forum.
Mid-career people: strongly consider switching to EA work - Ben Snodin, EA Forum.
Release of Existential Risk Research database - Rumtin Sepasspour, EA Forum.
GiveWell published a blog post about a major update to its views on the promisingness of water treatment as a possible area for funding.
Our thinking on the importance of organizational culture - Animal Charity Evaluators.
Animal Charity Evaluators is seeking a General Researcher to join its team.
Gene editing could upend the future of factory farming — for better or worse - Kenny Torrella, Vox.
Forecasts estimate limited cultured meat production through 2050 — Rethink Priorities - Neil Dullaghan, Rethink Priorities.
Agriculture is at a climate crossroads. Alternative proteins are a global solution - Madeline Cohen, Sheila Voss, and Shira Fischer, The Good Food Institute.
Planting Seeds: The Impact Of Diet & Different Animal Advocacy Tactics - Andrea Polanco, Faunalytics.
The neglected climate change solution - Esnatt Gondwe-Matekesa, GiveDirectly.
Happiness for the whole family: An update to our previous analysis to incorporate household spillover effects for cash transfers and psychotherapy - Joel McGuire and Samuel Dupret, Happier Lives Institute.
Snakebites kill 100,000 people every year, here's what you should know - MathiasKB, EA Forum.
Forecasting Nuclear Risk and why EA should fund scalable non-profits - Peter Wildeford, Rethink Priorities.
"Long-Termism" vs. "Existential Risk" - Scott Alexander, EA Forum.
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