Questions to consider
- What’s the value proposition for a local EA group?
- How does this diverge from a normal local society?
- How do we go about communicating EA?
- What risks are there when running a group?
- How much impact could we have running a local group?
- What are the key things you need to provide people to help them go from new EAs into engaged members of the community who feel confident developing their plans to do good?
Articles in bold are worth focussing on first. As this is an optional week the reading a looser summary, you're encouraged to go research other information on this topic!
- How valuable is movement growth? (Owen Cotton-Barratt, 2015) (paper - 22 min.)
- The Funnel Model (Centre for Effective Altruism) (post - 2 min.)
- Anonymous contributors answer: Should the effective altruism community grow faster or slower? And should it be broader, or narrower? (80,000 Hours, 2020) (article - 6 min.)
- Idea Inoculation + Inferential Distance (Duncan Sabien, 2018) (article - 4 min.)
- The fidelity model of spreading ideas (Centre for Effective Altruism, 2021) (post - 7 min.)
- (Will Payne) (post - 5 min.)Scammers, filters, and an EA group
- Start with Who (Michel Bachman, 2018) (blogpost - 7 min.)
Extra places to look
- EA Groups Resource Centre (resources for people organising or looking to organise an EA group) (Centre for Effective Altruism)
- EA Forum Community Building Tag