Connecting With CEA and Other Organisers
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Support From the Centre for Effective Altruism
The Centre for Effective Altruism is able to provide support for effective altruism groups, including advice, resources, funding, and some technical support.
If you are thinking about starting a group, please contact CEA’s Groups Team via email@example.com to get all the information you need, and to arrange a call.
We advise group organisers about
Specific projects your group is planning
Challenges your group is facing, and
The EA Global Team also has a Youtube playlist with advice for group organisers that you can access here.
Here is your main CEA contact people for each type of group:
For all university groups: Jessica McCurdy, with the help of Jake McKinnon and Joris Pijpers, are your key support persons. Reach out to the Uni Groups Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re starting a new uni group, we may refer you to have a call with our welcomer, Lisanne van den Bosch (email@example.com). If you're a later stage group, we may refer you to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For city and national groups on a Community Building Grant, Naomi Nederlof (email@example.com) is now your main contact person.
For all non-student groups that aren’t on a Community Building Grant, Amarins Veringa is your key support person.
Catherine Low (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the main Community Health contact person for all EA groups. Contact her if you are having any challenges with your group or would like help managing risks of your group activities. You can also fill in this form (anonymously if you wish) to reach the whole Community Health team.
For all groups with group support funding requests and tech-related requests, you can contact Brian Tan at email@example.com or on the EA Groups Slack. He also works on the EA Groups Resource Centre and the EA Groups Newsletter.
EA Groups Newsletter
CEA sends out a monthly EA Groups newsletter. We recommend you sign up here. You can read some of the previous groups newsletters here.
Connect with Other Organisers
The EA Groups Slack workspace is a great place to ask questions about EA community building. You can join it if you are a group organizer or considering being one via this link. The EA Group Organizers Facebook group is also a place to ask questions.
Here are some ways to find other groups to ask if they’d be willing to give you a hand:
Search for other nearby groups or members on the EA Forum Community page.
Search for “Effective Altruism [nearby city or university]” on Facebook or Google
If you are running a university group, it’s also a good idea to talk to some organisers of other clubs at your university. They might be able to give you a sense of how to navigate policies, publicise events, and tailor general club-running advice to your university in particular.