80,000 Hours is a community that encourages people to become effective altruists – people who make helping others a significant part of their lives and try make their help as effective as possible. Its members focus their careers on helping others by campaigning, innovating, becoming professional philanthropists, improving effective organisations, and researching.
We define philanthropy as the giving of resources in an engaged and strategic way for maximum impact and in a tax efficient manner. It can include the giving of money, assets, time, talent, voice and one’s social capital. We believe in the power of philanthropy as a great social connector and the source of many great opportunities.