Question to EA Funds, EA Giving Tuesday, anyone in content creation, marketing, etc.:
Can we have this for EA?
Mr. Beast: https://youtu.be/cV2gBU6hKfY
Mark Rober: https://youtu.be/pXDx6DjNLDU
Just coming out of EAG and its motto of “be ambitious”, so could we pull this off? I am thinking of having a fundraiser by the whole YouTube community in the next one to two years? I think this should actually be achievable by quite the small team.
The hurdle to convince Mr.Beast to donate to GiveDirectly should essentially be 0, and likewise, Mark Rober could cover the Against Malaria Foundation or something even more engineering-focused. The impact would be more than the 30 million raised, this could really increase the amount of EA content out there (if this is good, I don’t know, would probably contain some good and some bad content), as well as widespread media coverage and exposure to large scale philanthropists.
Am interested in ideas, connections to Mark and Mr. Beast, and potential downsides/counterarguments. If this seems worth doing, I might help coordinate this in the earliest stages.
Agree that this is worth a shot, would be Huge if it worked. But it seems like Mr Beast and Mark Rober might be selecting causes to avoid controversy, which would make it hard to get EA through. Both of their platforms are mainly built on mass appeal. Planting trees and cleaning up the oceans are extremely uncontroversial causes—nobody is out there arguing that they do net harm. This is not the case with EA.
That said, if any of you folks went to high school with Mark Rober or something, I would still be extremely excited to try this. I have a 3rd or 4th degree connection to him, but that seems a bit too far to do much of anything.
That’s why I would suggest something like GiveDirectly or AMF, those seem uncontroversial (but probably a lot more effective than planting trees)
Color the Spectrum was controversial in the autistic community; I’m eager to see if Mark Rober and Mr Beast learn from the feedback and add more Autistic Self-Advocacy for 2022!
I was just watching a Mr Beast video with my 8 year old budding altruist and I was thinking that EA should collaborate with him. I saw he’s got ‘Beast Philanthropy’ channel going so it doesn’t feel like a stretch. He’s certainly mastered Youtube communications and has the command of a lot of youth attention.
I actually came to the forum to post this but I searched first and found this thread.
I think it would be great if someone from EA could reach out to him/his team!
it is hard to think of what is ‘videoable/showy’ while while also effective. it seems to be different objectives unfortunately, but maybe this works out better in the long run as that’s how they get their audience
If you want to connect with Mark Rober, get involved with a cause he’s passionate about: NEXT for AUTISM
One way to do that is through organizations such as NeuroTalent Works who partner with employers with attracting and hiring neurodivergent individuals in an inclusive manner. Please consider approaching your DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) representatives in HR to ask about autistic inclusion. SAP is a leader in this space
Another approach would be to support Autistic Self-Advocacy.