Effective Altruism in New Zealand

Effective Altruism in New Zealand

There are people interested in effective altruism up and down the country, and we are always interested in talking to people about doing good. Contact us if you want to chat about effective altruism, or read the NZ specific information below. 

Donating from New Zealand

Donating through Effective Altruism New Zealand Charitable Trust (EANZCT) allows New Zealand donors to donate to some of the world’s best charities and receive a tax credit.

The charities currently partnered with EANZCT are Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, GiveDirectly, and the Against Malaria Foundation. All three are GiveWell recommended charities, meaning they are evidence-backed, thoroughly vetted, and underfunded. EANZCT hope to add more GiveWell recommended charities in the future.

Due to current NZ charity law they will not be able to divert funds to effective charities working on other cause areas, however you can still donate directly to charities in all cause areas without getting tax back. Alternatively, you could gain tax credits from donating to your favourite charity by swapping your donations with people overseas through the EA donation swap system. 

Local Groups

Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch have regular meetups. Come along to meet other people interested in doing good! 

You can also talk with other kiwis on the EA NZ facebook group. 

Effective Altruism Education

We are eager to tell people about effective altruism. Effective Altruism NZ has speakers available to run introductory workshops on effective altruism ideas and charity evaluation. Contact us if you are part of a group or if you are an educator and would like to book a talk.

EANZCT is giving away copies of William MacAskill’s introduction to effective altruism “Doing Good Better”. Click here to order a copy.

Photograph of the front cover of the book 'Doing Good Better' by William McAskill Go

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