Giving What We Can: Penn

We are a local chapter of Giving What We Can. Although we are primarily based at UPenn, we are an open organization and encourage participation from anyone in Philadelphia who is interested in Effective Altruism. We have members from Jefferson, Haverford and Drexel universities, as well as those not affiliated with any institution. We are focussed on global poverty in the short term, though some of us are interested in other areas of EA: we are planning to expand to host events on effective ethical careers and effective animal altruism in the next year.

We meet on Tuesdays at 6pm in the conference room of McNeil building at UPenn. We host 3-4 events per semester, and some fundraising for effective charities. You can join our mailing list here: http://eepurl.com/0xcYv

You can contact us at gwwcpenn@gmail.com

Effective altruism is about using evidence and reason to find out how to help others. If you'd like to talk to someone local about any aspect of it - whether by email or over a coffee - please contact us.

City: 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Country: 
United States
Regular meetup details: 

We meet on Tuesdays at 6pm in the conference room of McNeil building at UPenn.

Where to find upcoming meetups: 
Donations made or influenced by the group: 
AmountToWhenAny details (e.g. who donated)
$185Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI)10/08/2014Activities fair Giving Game, Isla
$195GiveDirectly10/08/2014Activities fair Giving Game, Isla
$1290GiveDirectly10/22/2014Singer event, Peter Singer
$590Against Malaria Foundation (AMF)10/22/2014Singer event, Peter Singer
$1080Proven Impact Fund (IPA)10/22/2014Singer event, Peter Singer
$90GiveDirectly11/3/2014Follow-up Giving Game, Rossa
$50Against Malaria Foundation (AMF)11/3/2014Follow-up Giving Game, Rossa
$50Proven Impact Fund (IPA)11/3/2014Follow-up Giving Game, Rossa
$10,000GiveDirectlyDec-Jan 2014Big Match Campaign
$28Against Malaria Foundation (AMF)25th Jan 2015Activities fair Giving Game
$21Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)25th Jan 2015Activities fair Giving Game
$130Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI)2nd March 2015Public Health Giving Game, Isla
$90Dispensers for Safe Water2nd March 2015Public Health Giving Game, Isla
$110Partners in Health2nd March 2015Public Health Giving Game, Isla
$150 GiveDirectly18th March 2015Microfinance Giving Game, Nitin
$40Grameen Bank18th March 2015Microfinance Giving Game, Nitin
$609.50Deworm the World3rd April 2015Cards for Humanity Poker Tournament
$540.50GiveDirectly3rd April 2015Cards for Humanity Poker Tournament
$4745Deworm the World15th April 2015Living on Less campaign
$96Against Malaria Foundation3rd October 2015Activities Fair Giving Game
$93GivDirectly3rd October 2015Activities Fair Giving Game
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