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Our vision is an optimal world. We know this is ambitious and nonspecific. We think there are many different factors to making the future as good as possible, many of which humanity probably doesn't understand. We aim to help humanity become more able to collectively work on problems. So 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 reason to figure out how to do so as effectively as possible. This page gives more details of our vision and mission, as well as our current hypotheses on how to complete our mission.

To guide our work on community building, we also have several models of community building which are summarized here.

We have also collated a set of guiding principles, which describe how we approach community building, and which have been affirmed by several other organizations in the community. The principles are:

  • Commitment to Others
  • Scientific Mindset
  • Openness
  • Integrity
  • Collaborative Spirit

Our review of 2017 sets out how we think last year went, as well as our plans for 2018. We also post monthly updates on our blog and via email.

There are more details in the following documents: