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Effective Altruism

Effective Altruism is a growing social movement based on the idea that good intentions alone, while admirable, are not enough to have an impact. Instead, we are committed to combining compassion with reasoning and evidence so that our choices do the most good possible. With this broad approach, we tackle some of the most challenging questions of our era: what global problems should we prioritize, what strategies have the best chances of solving them, and how can we best use our careers, donations, resources and lifestyles to contribute to these? See our “Where to Start” page to learn more.


Who We Are

We are a community of Stanford students unified by a common desire to do the most we can to improve the world. We like to challenge our assumptions as we learn from one another, and to support one another in becoming the best versions of ourselves. We’re always open to questions, suggestions, and new ideas! If you have any, we would love to hear from you.


What We Do

Through regular reading and discussion meetups, skill-building workshops, social events, global networking opportunities, career coaching, academic advice, and more, we help students build the skills, knowledge, and connections to do incredible amounts of good for the world. If you’re interested, learn how you can get involved, or join our mailing list to stay updated on upcoming events.