Comment by lauragreen on The Meetup Cookbook (Fantastic Group Resource) · 2019-01-22T16:58:27.500Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · EA · GW

Super useful thanks! Tangential point: broken link for "What is Effective Altruism", I'm curious to see what it look(ed) like if anyone has a link :)

Comment by lauragreen on Latest Research and Updates for October · 2018-11-03T23:15:27.215Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · EA · GW

Awesome! Thanks for this David :) I would say that this seems really useful, and that posting here sounds like a good option. It also enables people / orgs to add things you potentially missed as comments.

Comment by lauragreen on Improving the Effectiveness of Effective Altruism Outreach · 2015-10-18T17:54:32.299Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · EA · GW

Hi Gleb! Thought your blog post was really interesting, thanks! :) A few comments:

1) It maybe needs more precise/concrete advice. As someone trying to build up EA movements where it is practically inexistent, I found your points interesting but lacking specific ideas of what I should do to improve.

2) On a related note, jclifton333's 3rd point relating to how to invest in our advocacy abilities really needs to be explored more. If you feel that your backgroud in "marketing, education and outreach" gave you experience and ideas on how to develop these "soft" skills, I would be interested in hearing about it :)

3) I also disagree a little on the secular preference (i.e. spending time/money resources on appealing to a secular audience). I think the focus is different but not less important in one case or the other. For instance, maybe insisting on (a) the "altruism" aspect for those rationality-inclined, and (b) the "effective" aspect for those who, through religion or personal inclination, already get the "moral obligation to be an altruist", could yield better results than just concentrating on (a).