Take Action

You can improve the world for generations to come.

Plan to make a difference with your career

This is your most important decision and your biggest opportunity to make a difference. You have about 80,000 hours in your career: 40 hours per week, 50 weeks per year, for 40 years. This makes your choice of career the most important ethical decision of your life.

Join the effective altruism community

Joining a community can be one of the best ways to increase your impact. First, it can enable you to make hundreds of connections in one go. Second, a group of people working together can have more impact than they could individually.

Help safeguard our future

The Longtermism Fund directs funding to highly effective organisations working to safeguard the long-term future of humanity. These organisations generally work to reduce the global catastrophic and existential risks that face humanity, though the fund also supports work that improves, promotes, and implements longtermist ideas.

Positive moral change is not inevitable. It’s the result of long, hard work by generations of thinkers and activists.

– William MacAskill