Kocherga's leaflet

post by berekuk · 2019-02-19T12:06:28.257Z · LW · GW · 2 comments

Some context: Kocherga is a rationalist community hub in Moscow [LW · GW].

There was a large crowdfunding campaign for printing the Russian HPMoR edition last year. Kocherga was the main local pickup point in Moscow; we distributed around 5000 copies to 3000 people.

We wanted to promote Kocherga, rationality and EA among these people (most of them just know HPMoR and don't know much about LW/EA), so I designed a new tri-fold leaflet. We handed it out with each set of books.

The reaction to this leaflet was quite positive, so I thought it'd be useful to do an English translation of it and share it here:

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Some notes:

PS: We're still financially troubled, so if you like what we're doing and want to make sure we keep doing it, please consider supporting Kocherga on Patreon.


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comment by habryka (habryka4) · 2019-02-19T19:26:46.279Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Re. Finances: I have no idea what the other fund members would think of this, but I think you should apply for the LTF-future fund, if you haven't done so already (see the last post that I made).

comment by berekuk · 2019-02-20T12:02:17.782Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Whoa, for some reason I thought that LTF fund is not relevant to us, but looks like I was wrong. Thank you!

For context: in the last few months I applied for two CEA grants.

  1. Community Building grants (in December, outside of a funding round, so they warned me that the bar will be higher); they decided not to fund and asked to reapply. In the current Feb 2019 round there's a $150,000 budget cap [EA · GW], and since there'd be a risk of Kocherga competing against EA Russia team (which is separate from Kocherga), I decided not to reapply this time.
  2. I also applied to the EA Meta Fund, since it seemed like a closest match for what we're doing. They responded that they're not interested for now and that I should apply to the Community Building grant instead.

We could work more on improving our reputation on LW and EA forum (I have a few long posts in mind, e.g. our community building strategy which we've developed recently and which we're very hopeful about), but that's a costly strategy and there's a lot of uncertainty on whether that would be useful (for us or for the international community).