A public Facebook group titled "Effective Altruists" was created in November 2012 by ???. It is independent and not affiliated with any other organisation. It was one of the first cases of the term 'effective altruists' catching on as a description of people taking charity and broader do-gooding seriously in an EA style, and of the movement that was coalescing around this. It was pivotal in the term's adoption by this community. Its .impact project page can be found here .

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