Cross-posted to the EA Forum.

The cause selection blogging carnival is well under way, and we already have a few submissions. But before the blogging carnival began, some folks had already written some of their thoughts on cause selection. Here I’ve compiled a short list of links to a few such writings supporting a variety of cause areas. Maybe some of these will give you ideas or even convince you to change your mind.

Jeff Kaufman explains why he supports global poverty.

Brian Tomasik discusses where he donates and why.

Topher Hallquist explains why he believes animal rights organizations look most promising.

Luke Muehlhauser claims that AI safety is the most important cause.

GiveWell staff members discuss their personal donations for 2014.