My Concerns about Effective Altruism

How a focus on easily measured success may miss the point

In 2015 I co-founded a nonprofit to combat food insecurity. Since then we’ve grown into a full 501c 3, we’ve fed a lot of food insecure people within our community, and we’ve figured out ways to sustainably build food pharmacies and food cooperatives. We have supported the health of thousands of members and we’ve saved them thousands of dollars.

Yet…one article by the effective altruism organization givewell has made me not only reconsider the…