Just coming out of EAG and its motto of “be ambitious”, so could we pull this off? I am thinking of having a fundraiser by the whole YouTube community in the next one to two years? I think this should actually be achievable by quite the small team.
The hurdle to convince Mr.Beast to donate to GiveDirectly should essentially be 0, and likewise, Mark Rober could cover the Against Malaria Foundation or something even more engineering-focused. The impact would be more than the 30 million raised, this could really increase the amount of EA content out there (if this is good, I don’t know, would probably contain some good and some bad content), as well as widespread media coverage and exposure to large scale philanthropists.
Am interested in ideas, connections to Mark and Mr. Beast, and potential downsides/counterarguments. If this seems worth doing, I might help coordinate this in the earliest stages.
Agree that this is worth a shot, would be Huge if it worked. But it seems like Mr Beast and Mark Rober might be selecting causes to avoid controversy, which would make it hard to get EA through. Both of their platforms are mainly built on mass appeal. Planting trees and cleaning up the oceans are extremely uncontroversial causes - nobody is out there arguing that they do net harm. This is not the case with EA.
That said, if any of you folks went to high school with Mark Rober or something, I would still be extremely excited to try this. I have a 3rd or 4th degree connection to him, but that seems a bit too far to do much of anything.
it is hard to think of what is 'videoable/showy' while while also effective. it seems to be different objectives unfortunately, but maybe this works out better in the long run as that's how they get their audience
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