Effective Altruists elsewhere: Bronies for Goodpost 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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