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Combining Empathy with Evidence

The Centre for Effective Altruism helps to grow and maintain the effective altruism movement.

Our vision is an optimal world. Our mission is to create a global community of people who have made helping others a core part of their lives, and who use evidence and scientific reasoning to figure out how to do so as effectively as possible.

What is effective altruism?

Effective altruism is about using evidence and reason to figure out how to benefit others as much as possible, and taking action on that basis.

Learn more about effective altruism

What is the effective altruism community?

The effective altruism community is a global community of people who care deeply about the world, make benefiting others a significant part of their lives, and use evidence and reason to figure out how best to do so. You can read more about effective altruism's guiding principles here.

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What we do

The Centre for Effective Altruism acts as a springboard for the effective altruism community. It aims to:

  • promote and strengthen effective altruism as an idea and a community,
  • help figure out how best to advance the wellbeing of all, and
  • inspire people to take action based on that knowledge.

Current and recent projects

For more detail, see our 2017 retrospective.

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Participants at Effective Altruism Global 2016 conference