LEAN has actively begun cultivating resources and expertise on best practices that local groups have expressed a need for, according to our LEAN survey. We’re also revamping the EA Hub, and collaborating with CEA to coordinate local group initiatives, produce the Effective Altruism and local group newsletters, and launch an EA mentorship program.
LEAN WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING SERVICES FOR GROUPS:
- - Creating purpose-built websites and fronting web hosting costs.
- - Fronting paid Mailchimp, Meetup and volunteer recruitment website accounts.
- - Giving tailored advice and training on outreach, recruitment, member management, events, and fundraising.
- - Cultivating resources and expertise on best practices.
SHIC shares a natural synergy with LEAN and high-impact fundraising, constituting a sustained funnel of action and involvement that moves students form SHIC groups into local effective altruism groups.
For more about what SHIC has been up to, you can find our 201t6 interim report here.
Central to our movement building strategy valuing substantive action are what we call ‘Impact Missions.’ Impact missions are coordinated efforts with individuals and local groups around the world to take effective action. One of the most effective examples of these mass coordinated projects has been online peer-to-peer fundraisers (P2Ps) that were very successfully run by Charity Science. In the past, these fundraisers have counterfactually raised ~$200,000.
We see online high-impact fundraisers and other impact missions as an integral part of local and student group action moving forward.
- - Our Season’s Givings campaign in late 2016 produced ~$50,000 across ~350 donations and ~100 fundraisers with only ~50 staff hours.
LEAN plans on launching another mid-year impact mission (coordinated group action) using online high-impact fundraising.