Effective altruism is a growing social movement founded on the desire to make the world as good a place as it can be, the use of evidence and reason to find out how to do so, and the audacity to actually try. As the organization to first settle on the term ‘effective altruism’, the Centre for Effective Altruism is a growing coalition of projects that put these ideas into practice in different ways. The Centre is based at its offices in the University of Oxford.
"The Detroit Movement"
This idea, which has grown in strength over the last several years, is quickly becoming the new fancy of some of the world’s uber wealthy and is beginning to make appearances in local practices of giving. I call it “optimized philanthropy,” but it is more widely known as effective altruism. In major cities across America it is becoming movement is driving new approaches and best practices for philanthropy. In my recent blog posting for DBusiness Magazine I discuss how the idea is taking shape in Detroit. (click link above to read)