CEA Groups Q4 '21 & Q1 '22 update

post by JoanGass, Jesse Rothman, Rob Gledhill (Oldman) · 2022-04-07T21:54:07.259Z · EA · GW · None comments

Contents

  About the CEA Groups Team
  Some Recent Highlights
  Early-Stage University Groups Support
  City / National Groups Support
  Broad Groups Support
    Appendix: Virtual programs
    Appendix: In person Intro Programs
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About the CEA Groups Team

We help EA group organizers create excellent in-person and online spaces where people can deeply engage with EA principles by providing funding, training, advice, and resource curation for organizers. This overview describes the support we provide across our major program areas: university groups and city/national groups. It also covers our virtual programs platform (which will be covered by online team updates moving forward). 

The following covers our work over the last 6 months – Q4 2021 and Q1 2022. We will be posting more about focus university groups in a separate update. 

Some Recent Highlights

Early-Stage University Groups Support

In Q3 we piloted a program that we now call the “University Groups Accelerator Program [EA · GW].” It is designed to help newer group organizers successfully launch a university group. The program involves regular calls, a sample semester schedule, resources and coaching for outreach (tabling, posters) as well as support running an intro fellowship and a stipend for organizers and funding for group expenses.  

The 2021 Q3 pilot program revealed several areas for improvement: decreasing frequency of meetings, streamlining funding, improving resource collation, and incorporating more mentors to meet demand.  

Staffing: 

 

City / National Groups Support

Activities: 

Outputs: 

 

Broad Groups Support

Apart from the support listed above, we also maintained our broad support for group leaders, and responded to increased demand for support.

Data: 

 

Additional support activities: 

Staffing: 



 

Appendix: Virtual programs

288 university participants went through Virtual Programs in Q4, compared to 255 in Q3 and 388 in Q2. We have two hypotheses about this high participation rate in Q2:

Key activities: 

Below are numbers for virtual programs participation. 

 

Q4 '20

Q1 2021

Q2 2021

Q3 2021

Q4 2021

Type

Total 

Focus unis 

Non-focus unis 

Total

Focus unis 

Non-focus unis 

Total 

Focus unis 

Non-focus unis 

Total

Focus unis 

Non-focus unis 

Total

Intro fellowship

N/A

46

256

302

21

224

245

37

110

147

12

139

151


 

In-Depth fellowship

N/A

32

133

165

19

79

98

12

68

80

9

60

69

Precipice reading group [? · GW]

N/A

No data on split.

96

6

39

45

5

23

28

3

31

34

Legal Topics in EA [? · GW]

N/A

No data on split.

59

0

0

0

0

0

0

16

18

34

Total

0

78

389

622

46

342

388

54

201

255

40

248

288



 Notes: 


 

Appendix: In person Intro Programs

Below are our estimated numbers for in-person programs. 

 

Q4 '20

Q1 2021

Q2 2021

Q3 2021

Q4 2021

Type

Total 

Focus unis 

Non-focus unis 

Total

Focus unis 

Non-focus unis 

Total 

Focus unis 

Non-focus unis 

Total

Focus unis

Non-focus unis

Total

Intro fellowship

250

150

230

380

41 

73

114

315

403

718

214

77

291

In-Depth fellowship

60

40

40

80

23

19

42

Very limited; summer

Very limited; summer

 

Not collected

Not collected

 
Total

310

190

270

460

64

92

156

315

403

718

  

291



 Notes: 

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