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  • Artistry Cafe 17 Jalan Pinang Singapore, 199149 Singapore (map)

Meet-up description

Every month, we meet with people who are interested in EA and discuss how we can maximize the good we can do. 


Meet-up notes: April 2016

Topic #01: Is there any impact evaluations that we're aware of in Asia? 

  • Group is not aware. 
  • It's a challenge to understand in very concrete ways where the charitable donations' impact are in most charities. 
  • Confusion in the label of some categories in reports we've come across. For example, money that goes to "others" -- can't interpret what it means in this vague category. 

Topic #02: Types of non-profit entities

  • Society / Charity
  • Trust
  • Company Limited by Guarantee (CLG)
  • Institute of Public Character (IPC)
  • 501 (c) (3) in the US

Topic #03a: Communicating about EA

  • EA meet-ups partly involves a discussion and analysis of how to spend our money on the "most amount of good". 
  • On "doing the most good" -- some members have not much of a problem that "good" can be interpreted differently by different people.
  • Use infographics and posters to communicate the impact differences in charitable giving (instead of explaining too much in words).
  • Suggestion to articulate what EA is about: "OPTIMIZING THE USAGE OF OUR CHARITABLE RESOURCES"

Topic #03b: Social media and attracting people to EA community

  • Suggestion to use community page instead of individual's posts for EA.
  • Key words describing groups that might be aligned with EA - e.g.) rationalists, altruistic/charitable, humanists, data/research, philosophy, philanthropy. 
  • Students who take the initiative to read up a lot more might have heard about EA. 

Topic #04: Question about existential risks

  • Example: Antibiotic resistance, pandemic
Earlier Event: March 13