ST: S’pore group out to get biggest impact for charity donations

The Humanist Society (Singapore) was mentioned as the co-organiser of Introduction to Effective Altruism workshop in an article featuring the new group, Effective Altruism Singapore.

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/spore-group-out-to-get-biggest-impact-for-charity-donations

“To raise awareness and grow the community, Effective Altruism Singapore – which has a team of just eight but over 100 members on its Facebook group – holds monthly meet-ups, usually on the first Sunday of every month.

In May, the group also organised a public talk on effective altruism, with Australian philosopher Peter Singer speaking via Skype, in partnership with the Humanist Society (Singapore).

The goal is to get Singaporeans to donate to proven highly effective charities, and ideally to pledge a portion of their income each month.”

We also summarised the conversation with Peter Singer here: http://humanist.org.sg/six-lessons-we-learnt-from-peter-singer-over-skype/