Effective Altruists elsewhere: Bronies for Good

post by AlasdairGives · 2014-12-21T16:58:54.106Z · score: 10 (13 votes) · EA · GW · Legacy · 4 comments

Effective altruism is currently a rather small, narrow community - but the goals and virtues of the EA approach are ones that I think have great potential to be spread. I thought I would write a short post to highlight another community that I recently discovered which is working towards EA goals. I don't know if they are led or run by people familiar with the "main" effective altruism community, but I was pleased and surprised to run across them on twitter and their innovative fundraising efforts. Bronies for Good, is a fandom fundraising group for adult fans of the "My Little Pony" cartoon series. They produce charity fundraising fandom music albums - which to date have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars. They recently moved their mission statement towards working on behalf of the most effective charity and launched a new Album "Seeds of Kindness: Shine Together"  raising funds for the Against Malaria Foundation. I thought it was pretty cool to find an entire community working on volunteer fundraising projects for effective altruism that I had never heard of before - So, please check them out if you like that cartoon and if you don't then hopefully it can still provide some inspiration and interest to the rest of us. 

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comment by Fluttershy · 2014-12-22T03:37:38.827Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Thank you for sharing this! I hadn't known that Bronies for Good had switched to fundraising for organizations recommended by GiveWell-- given the variety of organizations that Bronies for Good has supported in the past, I certainly hope that they continue to support EA-approved organizations in the future, rather than moving on to another cause.

comment by Tom_Ash · 2014-12-22T10:40:22.765Z · score: 10 (9 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

We've talked to them at Charity Science, and it sounds like they'll be sticking with GiveWell charities. It's worth highlighting again quite how impressive their fundraising achievements have been: I believe they've raised $220,000 since 2012.

comment by Julia_Wise · 2014-12-24T14:59:55.897Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

Cool!

comment by Larks · 2014-12-21T22:06:19.527Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · EA(p) · GW(p)

There are a couple of Bronies in the LW-EA community - I wonder if one of them had anything to do with this.