CEA had a strong year. In addition to our ongoing projects, we expanded our grantmaking operations to fund 44 projects and EA groups; we launched a new version of the EA Forum to help the community make intellectual progress; and we ran several retreats to support promising individuals who wanted to make high-impact plan changes. In this post, we give a brief summary of what we did this year and preview what we'll be working on in 2019.
Last week the Open Philanthropy Project announced a renewed grant of £2 million to the Centre for Effective Altruism.
On Monday we learnt that Typeform, a popular service we’ve used to create some of our online forms, has suffered a significant data security breach. Many users of the Centre For Effective Altruism’s online services (or projects of CEA, such as Effective Altruism Global) submitted personal data, which was among the information that was stolen from Typeform. This is a summary of CEA's response.
I work at the Centre for Effective Altruism as the Community Liaison, which includes being a point person for the EA community. I’m a person you can come to with concerns about problems you’ve noticed or experienced in the EA community.
This has been a big year for CEA. We launched EA Grants which funded 21 projects in the EA community; we created a new donation platform called EA Funds to help people donate more effectively; and we ran 3 EA Global conferences to bring the community together. In this post we share what the Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) has been doing this year, and give you a taste of the things we will be working on in 2018.
Today the Open Philanthropy Project announced a grant of $2.5 million to the Centre for Effective Altruism. The aim of this post is to share information about the grant, what we plan to do with the additional funds and how we’re addressing the reservations Open Phil had before making the grant.
Over the last several years, the EA Forum has been run on a volunteer-led basis. Given how much the EA community has grown, the volunteers who have been running the Forum have decided to transition primary responsibility for the EA Forum to the Centre for Effective Altruism. In practice, this should mean that things run much as they have done, but means that volunteers no longer have to be responsible for coordinating the technical maintenance of the Forum.
CEA has put together a small advisory panel to help us think through decisions we make. We want to get input from people who have different viewpoints from our staff and can provide us with an outside view.
This post introduces a new project that CEA is working on, which we’re calling the Effective Altruism Funds.
The CEA team has started planning the EAG 2017 conferences. After considering the lessons from EA Global 2016, as well as community feedback and survey results, we are planning to have three EA Global Events this year. The locations will be:
Owen Cotton-Barratt announces Effective Altruism Concepts, a reference resource for people interested in effective altruism.
Will MacAskill announced these changes to the structure of CEA in July 2016.