Tom AWe maintain a list of volunteer opportunities within the EA movement, which any individual or organization can edit and add to. Look through the list of all projects here and find one that you takes your fancy - or add your own.
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The EA Groups Directory is a Facebook page aimed at listing Effective Altruism-related groups and pages. It lists ~430 groups as of the end of February 2017.
It seemed to become difficult for EA'ers to find the right places to discuss their interests after many new Facebook groups were created starting from 2012 (whether spontaneous or formal). Likewise, people with new projects or ideas have to be able to target groups easily whose members could be interested (there is a higher risk of spammy identical posts with this directory though – please give any ideas on how to reduce this).
Remmelt EFacebook seems like a natural place for people to have spontaneous online conversations in groups.
The EA Groups Directory was designed to create a simple overview for them (as well as discussion groups on other platforms). It is continuously updated by the page admins mentioned above. There is also aEAWiki pagewhere the links have been copied to in the past but it may be appropriate to delete that since reformatting takes too much time.
Note that there was already a Wiki list of discussion groups (unbeknownst to Remmelt) that was last updated on 22 March 2016 as of the end of that year. The advantage of this system is that everyone can in principle edit it instead of sending a message to a select group of admins. The disadvantage is that it is not on the Facebook platform, on which most of the groups are based (it is easier & more intuitive to type in "effective altruism group" in the Facebook search bar than look for it in the wiki).
The page has 151 likes and the list post99 as of the end of February 2017, which seems to be the most solid indicator of its value (however the post has only had 157 clicks). It was referred to in an EA Global 2016 workshop. Here are other stats for that pinned post, a portion of which was caused by the sharing / clicking activity of Remmelt.
Could regular donors of high impact charities encourage other people to donate more by donating via fundraising pages instead of directly? i.e. Does the sponsorship of an event increase the number and/or value of subsequent sponsorships?
The fundraising pages can be divided into control and treatment groups
A cursory look at the donation pages at the AMF suggests that the number and value of sponsorships on fundraising pages is diverse,as is the length of time between the page being created and the event being sponsored occurring.
Inorder to maximise the impact of future donations via sponsorship, we would ideally be able to develop a picture of the impact of:
Depending on the eventual budget of this project, examining all three factors may or may not be feasible.
Recruitment of potential donors can begin immediately and be ongoing - if you already give to the charity in question then you can elect to redirect this money via this project at no financial cost to the charity or yourself..