Centre for Effective Altruism

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The Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) is an EA umbrella organization based at the University of Oxford, which created a number of other EA projects including 80,000 Hours, Giving What We Can and the Global Priorities Project.


CEA came into being around August 2011[1] when Giving What We Can and 80,000 Hours decided to incorporate as a single charity.


Giving What We Can hosts the "10% pledge", conducts research into charity effectiveness, and holds local meetup groups.

80,000 Hours offers career advice through its website and one-on-one career coaching sessions.

The Global Priorities Project is a collaboration between CEA and the Future of Humanity Institute. It works to understand how to compare interventions across a wide range of fields.

Relationship to other organisations

In 2012, Ilan Fischer founded Effective Animal Activism while interning at CEA. This later became Animal Charity Evaluators, which operated independently after taking on its first staff member, based in the US.

Peter Singer launched The Life You Can Save's website containing a pledge when publishing a book of the same name, and some of his students worked with him to develop this. Charlie Bresler came on board in 2012, and the organisation began taking on paid employees in 2013 became a registered US charity in December of that year[2]. Before this the organisation was briefly officially part of CEA.

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