Effective Altruism UQ is a community striving to use reason and evidence to do the most good. We discuss pressing global problems and how to make the most of our careers and charitable donations.
Effective Altruism (EA) UQ is a community striving to use our resources to help others as much as we can, as informed by rationality and compassion. We promote evidence-based decisions in our charity donations, our time use and in policy-making, aiming to prevent death and suffering, both now and in the future.
We believe that:
(1) We are in a unique position to do good, and it’s important that we care;
(2) By applying rationality to our choice of charitable actions, we can make a much larger difference;
(3) We enjoy doing this!
We value critical thinking, open-mindedness and global compassion, and we strive to act on these convictions. Our society promotes these values to the local and international community.
We are not alone! Our society connects UQ to the global Effective Altruism movement. EA-aligned organisations, such as GiveWell and 80,000 Hours, conduct research into the best ways to give and the best careers to build. We are also supported by the resources and leadership of EA Australia and The Centre for Effective Altruism.
EAUQ runs guest speaker-led discussions, meet-and-greet debates, charity games, networking events, skill-building workshops and more. If you enjoy stimulating conversation and charitable action, join us!
Further information: GiveWell.org, AnimalCharityEvaluators.org, RTCharity.org
Our society functions as the UQ chapter for the following organisations: EffectiveAltruism.org.au, GivingWhatWeCan.org, 80000Hours.org
We run guest speaker-led discussions, meet-and-greet debates, charity games, networking events, skill-building workshops and more. If you enjoy stimulating conversation and charitable action, you will be right at home!
Does EAUQ do volunteering?
We strongly endorse volunteering that has a strong basis for positive impact, but we are yet to organise volunteering directly. Our priority is to get people in the community set up for a lifetime of doing good, so we focus on providing useful information and advice about charity and careers with high social impact.
Does EAUQ do fundraising?
We strongly endorse fundraising for well-vetted charities with high social impact. We have not held a fundraiser directly yet, but we have run several Giving Games, where everyone votes to direct money (which we donate on their behalf) to the charity they believe will do the most good. It’s a great way to engage with effective giving at no cost to you!