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Good things & im­pact stories

TagLast edit: 29 Apr 2024 11:02 UTC by Toby Tremlett

Good things & impact stories” is for posts that discuss achievements or updates that seem impactful and exciting.

A broad range of posts could fall under this tag. For example:

For posts that are more focused on intermediate metrics/​results (e.g. engagement or other data relevant for an organization’s strategy), consider using the organization updates tag.

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EA’s suc­cess no one cares about

Jakub Stencel24 Jun 2023 14:29 UTC
383 points
13 comments9 min readEA link

An­nounc­ing a $6,000,000 en­dow­ment for NYU Mind, Ethics, and Policy

Sofia_Fogel31 May 2024 22:45 UTC
131 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

“Cool Things Our GHW Gran­tees Have Done in 2023” — Open Philanthropy

Lizka8 May 2024 13:47 UTC
45 points
1 comment6 min readEA link
(www.openphilanthropy.org)

EA Wins 2023

Shakeel Hashim31 Dec 2023 14:07 UTC
354 points
9 comments3 min readEA link

[Question] Cel­e­brat­ing 2021: What are your favourite wins & good news for EA, the world and your­self?

Luke Freeman14 Dec 2021 3:56 UTC
19 points
9 comments1 min readEA link

I dou­bled the world record cy­cling with­out hands for AMF

Vincent van der Holst11 Jun 2024 8:57 UTC
328 points
11 comments5 min readEA link

EAF’s bal­lot ini­ti­a­tive dou­bled Zurich’s de­vel­op­ment aid

Jonas V13 Jan 2020 11:32 UTC
308 points
23 comments12 min readEA link

We Did It! - Vic­tory for Oc­to­pus in Wash­ing­ton State

Tessa @ ALI15 Mar 2024 14:28 UTC
208 points
3 comments3 min readEA link

Open Philan­thropy: Our Progress in 2023 and Plans for 2024

Alexander_Berger27 Mar 2024 17:03 UTC
137 points
24 comments2 min readEA link
(www.openphilanthropy.org)

After launch. How are CE char­i­ties pro­gress­ing?

Ula Zarosa6 Mar 2023 12:34 UTC
266 points
13 comments6 min readEA link

Seven Philan­thropic Wins: The Sto­ries That In­spired Open Phil’s Offices

Open Philanthropy2 Jul 2024 20:03 UTC
87 points
2 comments3 min readEA link
(www.openphilanthropy.org)

A short com­par­i­son of start­ing an effec­tive giv­ing or­ga­ni­za­tion vs. found­ing a di­rect de­liv­ery charity

Joey 🔸11 Jan 2024 18:29 UTC
109 points
8 comments4 min readEA link

Ma­jor UN re­port dis­cusses ex­is­ten­tial risk and fu­ture gen­er­a­tions (sum­mary)

finm17 Sep 2021 15:51 UTC
320 points
5 comments12 min readEA link

A year of wins for farmed animals

Vasco Grilo🔸24 Dec 2023 12:18 UTC
171 points
5 comments3 min readEA link
(farmanimalwelfare.substack.com)

89%of cage-free egg com­mit­ments with dead­lines of 2023 or ear­lier have been fulfilled

ASuchy24 May 2024 15:30 UTC
133 points
2 comments1 min readEA link
(openwingalliance.org)

Good things that hap­pened in EA this year

Shakeel Hashim29 Dec 2022 13:53 UTC
280 points
13 comments3 min readEA link

World’s first ma­jor law for ar­tifi­cial in­tel­li­gence gets fi­nal EU green light

Dane Valerie24 May 2024 14:57 UTC
3 points
1 comment2 min readEA link
(www.cnbc.com)

Some ob­ser­va­tions from an EA-ad­ja­cent (?) char­i­ta­ble effort

patio119 Dec 2022 20:13 UTC
433 points
8 comments7 min readEA link

In Con­tinued Defense Of Effec­tive Altru­ism — Scott Alexander

Pablo29 Nov 2023 10:37 UTC
163 points
30 comments1 min readEA link
(www.astralcodexten.com)

Bill Gates’ 400 mil­lion dol­lar bet—First Tu­ber­cu­lo­sis Vac­cine in 100 years?

NickLaing2 Jul 2023 13:12 UTC
126 points
17 comments2 min readEA link

GWWC Pledge fea­tured in new book from Head of TED, Chris Anderson

Giving What We Can25 Jan 2024 21:33 UTC
156 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Good news that matters

Michelle_Hutchinson27 Aug 2018 5:38 UTC
23 points
4 comments3 min readEA link

First FDA Cul­tured Meat Safety Ap­proval

Ben_West🔸19 Nov 2022 0:09 UTC
131 points
1 comment1 min readEA link
(techcrunch.com)

Juan B. Gar­cía Martínez on tack­ling many causes at once and his jour­ney into EA

Amber Dawn30 Jun 2023 13:48 UTC
92 points
3 comments8 min readEA link
(contemplatonist.substack.com)

2023: high­lights from the year, from the EA Newsletter

Lizka5 Jan 2024 21:57 UTC
68 points
2 comments33 min readEA link

Dengue rates drop 77-95% af­ter re­lease of bac­te­ria-in­fected mosquitoes in Colombia

SiebeRozendal7 Nov 2023 10:39 UTC
94 points
7 comments1 min readEA link
(archive.ph)

An up­date and per­sonal re­flec­tions about AidGrade

Eva26 Dec 2023 15:57 UTC
104 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

Why Cer­tify? Aquatic Life In­sti­tute’s Im­pact Im­ple­men­ta­tion Via Seafood Certification

Tessa @ ALI7 Nov 2023 3:04 UTC
51 points
2 comments5 min readEA link

The Over­ton Win­dow widens: Ex­am­ples of AI risk in the media

Akash23 Mar 2023 17:10 UTC
112 points
11 comments1 min readEA link

Over 350,000 lay­ing hens com­mit­ted to cage-free hous­ing in Ghana

Daniel Abiliba13 Sep 2023 19:24 UTC
69 points
3 comments1 min readEA link
(www.animalwelfareleague.org)

Many groups met­rics have grown by 100% to 400% in the past year

Uni Groups Team3 Nov 2021 7:48 UTC
77 points
5 comments6 min readEA link

Let’s Fund: Im­pact of our $1M crowd­funded grant to the Cen­ter for Clean En­ergy Innovation

Hauke Hillebrandt4 Apr 2024 12:11 UTC
44 points
6 comments5 min readEA link
(lets-fund.org)

Why GiveWell funded the rol­lout of the malaria vaccine

GiveWell12 May 2023 19:11 UTC
107 points
4 comments4 min readEA link
(blog.givewell.org)

EA is good, actually

Amy Labenz28 Nov 2023 15:59 UTC
269 points
15 comments4 min readEA link

Ghana has ap­proved the use of a malaria vac­cine with >70% efficacy

Henry Howard🔸19 Apr 2023 13:51 UTC
191 points
14 comments1 min readEA link

Seven things that sur­prised us in our first year work­ing in policy—Lead Ex­po­sure Elimi­na­tion Pro­ject

Jack14 May 2021 9:40 UTC
242 points
8 comments7 min readEA link

Ini­tial thoughts on malaria vac­cine approval

GiveWell8 Oct 2021 23:51 UTC
43 points
3 comments2 min readEA link
(blog.givewell.org)

Effec­tive al­tru­ists are already in­sti­tu­tion­al­ists and are do­ing far more than un­work­able longter­mism—A re­sponse to “On the Differ­ences be­tween Eco­mod­ernism and Effec­tive Altru­ism”

jackva21 Feb 2023 18:08 UTC
78 points
3 comments12 min readEA link

A $10k retroac­tive grant for VaccinateCA

Austin26 Jul 2023 19:43 UTC
58 points
0 comments6 min readEA link
(manifund.org)

A ma­jor up­date in our as­sess­ment of wa­ter qual­ity interventions

GiveWell26 Apr 2022 0:09 UTC
82 points
5 comments8 min readEA link
(blog.givewell.org)

An­i­mal Welfare is now en­shrined in the Bel­gian Constitution

Bob Jacobs3 May 2024 22:26 UTC
95 points
9 comments10 min readEA link

Alexan­dria Beck: How the Open Wing Alli­ance is driv­ing progress worldwide

EA Global7 Jul 2020 14:32 UTC
13 points
0 comments11 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

Mr Beast is now offi­cially en­gaged in effec­tive giv­ing!

Dave Cortright16 Jun 2024 12:29 UTC
84 points
29 comments1 min readEA link
(www.youtube.com)

An­i­mal Welfare Fund: Pay­out recom­men­da­tions from May 2022 to March 2024

Linch26 Jun 2024 13:33 UTC
133 points
11 comments24 min readEA link

The most suc­cess­ful EA pod­cast of all time: Sam Har­ris and Will MacAskill (2020)

Aaron Gertler3 Jul 2021 21:47 UTC
167 points
19 comments3 min readEA link

Ten Big Wins for Farm An­i­mals in 2021

EA Forum Archives25 Dec 2021 3:39 UTC
51 points
0 comments4 min readEA link
(mailchi.mp)

[Question] What is the best press out there on Effec­tive Altru­ism?

Clifford29 Dec 2021 15:32 UTC
11 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

Alvea’s Story, Wins, and Challenges [Unoffi­cial]

kyle_fish1 Nov 2023 12:43 UTC
202 points
16 comments9 min readEA link

[Question] Who are the most well known cred­ible peo­ple who en­dorse EA?

Clifford27 Dec 2021 18:57 UTC
14 points
7 comments1 min readEA link

Linkpost: Big Wins for Farm An­i­mals This Decade

JamesÖz11 Jan 2023 17:30 UTC
71 points
4 comments4 min readEA link
(us14.campaign-archive.com)

EU poli­cy­mak­ers reach an agree­ment on the AI Act

tlevin15 Dec 2023 6:03 UTC
108 points
13 comments1 min readEA link

Bryan Ca­plan on EA groups

Aaron Gertler10 Jan 2022 20:31 UTC
163 points
12 comments2 min readEA link
(www.econlib.org)

Malaria vac­cine R21 is pre-qualified

JoshuaBlake22 Dec 2023 8:49 UTC
59 points
3 comments1 min readEA link

WHO recom­mends R21/​Ma­trix-M vac­cine for malaria pre­ven­tion in up­dated ad­vice on immunization

Ben Stevenson2 Oct 2023 17:00 UTC
18 points
1 comment1 min readEA link
(www.who.int)

[Question] Let’s cel­e­brate some wins

Nathan Young31 Oct 2023 10:43 UTC
37 points
12 comments1 min readEA link

Vi­talik Bu­terin just donated $54M (in ETH) to GiveWell

IanDavidMoss14 May 2021 1:30 UTC
72 points
7 comments1 min readEA link

Dean Kar­lan is now Chief Economist of USAID

Henry Howard🔸24 Jan 2023 9:19 UTC
221 points
9 comments1 min readEA link

500 Million, But Not A Sin­gle One More

jai25 May 2020 16:31 UTC
588 points
29 comments3 min readEA link
(laneless.substack.com)

Good news on cli­mate change

John G. Halstead28 Oct 2021 14:04 UTC
230 points
34 comments12 min readEA link

Cel­e­bra­tions and grat­i­tude thread

Lizka2 Sep 2022 16:25 UTC
145 points
44 comments1 min readEA link

Feed­back wanted: EA-al­igned news cu­ra­tion service

OdinMB10 Jun 2024 2:06 UTC
12 points
7 comments3 min readEA link
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