Our strategy – a turn towards impact in 2015

Our new strategy has been published. The executive summary is below:

Although a very young organisation, the Global Priorities Project has already had a great deal of impact. Our work on unprecedented technological risks has been circulated at the highest levels of government. We contributed to the upcoming update of the UK’s National Risk Assessments for catastrophic events. Our research has been well received in academic circles, and is being prepared for publication.

In 2014, the Global Priorities Project ran as a pilot project within the Centre for Effective Altruism. It became clear that the potential of the project was promising enough to merit expansion. With the generous support of our donors, we were able to hire a full-time project manager.

The aim for 2015 is to build on our solid grounding of research, expertise, and relationships to transition towards impact. This will involve a deeper focus on policy, building on the success of our Unprecedented Technological Risks report. In addition, we will be doing more than ever before to make our work relevant for specific audiences and widely distributed.

We look forward to expanding in 2015. We have received dozens of expressions of interest from very strong candidates for research and policy positions. At the moment, funding constraints prevent us from hiring in order to increase the pace and quality of our work. We are planning to raise £100,000 by the end of May to build our reserves and allow us to hire additional staff.

The full document, including details of the project plan and funding requirements can be found here.

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