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Effective Altruism and Consulting Working Together

​Doing good strategically

We are a community of consultants, who use evidence and reason to figure out how we can help others as much as possible. We want to maximise our social impact by finding and funding solutions to the worlds most pressing problems as well as spreading the idea of effective altruism.

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Effective altruism advocates using evidence and reasoning to determine the most effective ways to make the world a better place. We believe you can multiply your social impact x100 by doing good strategically and prioritizing what to focus on. Here are three steps and key articles to get you started.


1. Understand core ideas

What is effective altruism? Why is it important to evaluate the effectiveness of charities?

Get to know the basics.

2. Donate effectively

Donating money to evidence-backed, effective charities is one of the easiest, yet most impactful ways to multiply your social impact.

3. Invest your time strategically

There are a lot of different ways to pursue a high impact career that you might not have heard of. Check them out.

Meet some of our community members

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Jona founded the EACN and was vice-president of Effective Altruism Austria. He is a strategy consultant and pledged to give 10% of his income to effective charities.

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Lisa helped setting up the EACN and is a decision-making geek. Before joining consulting, she has led a student-run NGO in Ethiopia and is therefore particularly interested in donating more strategically.

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Anneke is a PhD student with expertise in intercultural communication, helping the EACN to create new workplace groups. She has previously interned at an MBB consultancy, and is committed to support refugee communities in Germany.

Look at and join our community

Do you wonder whether there are other people at your firm, who are excited about effective altruism? Whether you want to find out more about effective techniques to maximise the impact for organisations, identify to most effective causes to donate, pledge your salary or find like-minded people to organise EA events, we would love to have you on board. It is for free and always will be.

Interested in a career in consulting?

You are a student and wondering whether you should join a consulting firm or how to prepare for the interviews? Reach out to Jan-Willem van Putten to get free advice and insights

Interested the donating a share of your salary?

Felix took the Giving What We Can Pledge and donates more than 10% of his salary. If you want to find out how Felix approaches his investment in a better world, check out this blogpost

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