Effective Altruism is for Everyone

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The content published by The Charity Experiment is written in a way that is meant to break down the barriers to effective altruism that currently exist. The unwillingness to shift away from a scholarly tone is particularly troubling.

We have found that important information is generally presented in an unnecessarily complicated fashion. This typically comes in the form of academic articles and lengthy posts riddled with jargon.

Academic research is at the foundation of the EA movement, there's no denying that, but the core concepts are not particularly difficult to grasp. Here's what your average donor might need to know:

  • Some charitable organizations are significantly more effective than others.
  • These are the organizations, this is the proof.
  • Here's how you can help. 

No PhD from an ivy league university required!

To truly do the most good, we feel that there should be a significant attempt to engage the masses, rather than make them feel inferior. Is there room in the effective altruism movement for folks that don't consider themselves "intellectuals"?

We certainly think so.


We are currently looking for folks that would like to:

  • write original blog content of any length, sans jargon
  • create visual representations of data/information
  • build and engage with a growing social media presence
  • create shareable content around your interests within effective altruism

If this resonates with you, we would love to hear from you.

—Thad & The Charity Experiment

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