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Statement on recent events

Effective altruism requires integrity. It has always been a movement committed to tackling the world’s problems through reason, research, evidence and truth. Effective altruism is not about a single individual.

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Joan Gass is leaving CEA to join a new DC field-building organization

[from Max] I am writing to share that CEA’s Managing Director & Head of Groups Joan Gass will be leaving CEA this month to co-found a field-building organization that will help people pursue technology-related policy careers in Washington, DC.

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CEA’s events team: capacity building and mistakes

Events enable attendees to make new connections, learn about core concepts, share and discuss new research, and coordinate on projects. This post sums up our work on events over the third quarter of 2021.

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EA Forum engagement doubled in the last year

The Effective Altruism Forum aims to be the central place for collaborative discussion about how to do the most good. This post summarizes our growth over the last year.

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CEA’s headcount nearly doubled in 2021 (and other updates)

At this time one year ago, we had 16 people on our core team. Accounting for confirmed arrivals and departures, we now have 29 people on our core team. Overall, we think we’ve managed to grow the team rapidly while also raising our bar for new hires.

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CEA grew a lot in the past year

Over the past year, we’ve doubled down on the strategy we set out last year. The key metrics we were targeting increased significantly (often more than doubling), and we made many strong hires to nearly double our headcount.

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Many groups metrics have grown by 100% to 400% in the past year

We help EA group organizers by advising them, providing resources and funding, and creating online spaces where they can share resources and support each other. The following overview describes support we provide across university groups, city/national groups, and our virtual programs platform.

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CEA Update, Q2 2021

This update covers CEA's work in the second quarter of 2021.

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CEA update, Q1 2021

This update covers CEA's work in the first quarter of 2021.

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CEA's strategy as of 2021

After we finalized our new leadership in late 2019, one of our major goals for 2020 was developing our strategy.

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