A lot of material has been developed on how we can go about doing a lot of good. Here is some of the best.
If you like TED talks, watch Peter Singer’s The Why and How of Effective Altruism or check out any of the other TED talks and presentations on effective altruism. The Life You Can Save (Singer’s first book on Effective Altruism) in 3 minutes is also a great watch.
Ben Kuhn compiles a great set of articles here.
A good primer on GiveWell, global poverty reduction (and charities in general): Giving 101: the basics
Peter McIntyre write a post summarising charity selection heuristics, and some cause areas: Effective charities 101
How should you spend your 80 000 hours of your working life? 80 000 Hours (where did they get the name from?) has put together an incredible guide on careers.
Will MacAskill’s book, Doing Good Better, introducing effective altruism was published in August 2015.
Additionally, many individual writers and other sites have interesting material on effective altruism:
- Giving Gladly, Julia Wise’s blog
- Jeff Kaufman’s blog
- Everyday Utilitarian, essays by Peter Hurford
- Utilitarian Essays, many excellent pieces by Brian Tomasik
- Reducing Suffering, further essays by Tomasik in blog form
- Rational Altruist, effective altruism from a future-focused mathematician
- Less Wrong, “a community blog devoted to refining the art of human rationality” with a sizeable effective altruist contingent