Kocherga is creating The Rationalist Community Hub in Moscow
21

patrons

$406
per month
Kocherga is the Moscow rationality hub.

It was founded by people from the Moscow LessWrong community when it grew large enough to need a place to call its own. Over the three years, it progressed from a simple meeting point to the organization and community of many talents.

Our mission:
  • To promote rationality, effective altruism, tranhumanism and other related ideas
  • To teach rationality and develop better methods for teaching rationality
  • To be a fertile environment for new rationality-adjacent projects

What do we do, specifically:

  • Develop and conduct monthly applied rationality workshops and other courses and trainings in a variety of formats 
  • Talk about rationality in social media
  • Host several regular events, including:
    • Weekly meetings of Russian LessWrong community
    • Sequences reading group 
    • Nonviolent Communication practice group
    • Street Epistemology practice group
    • English study group
    • Weekly lectures on popular science

After three years Kocherga is almost, but not quite, self-sufficient, and the initial investment is running out. If we survive, we could expand our community much more, and we ask for your support in this.

Here you can find a detailed history of Kocherga, our reasons to keep trying and why you might want us to succeed, as narrated by one the founders, Vyacheslav Matyukhin.

We appreciate your attention to our cause. If you have any questions about Kocherga, feel free to email us at [email protected].
Tiers
Thank you
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
Thank you. No, really, thank you. US dollar is worth plenty in Moscow.
Monthly reports
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
Access to monthly patron-exclusive updates on the state of the business.
Monthly infographics
$15 or more per month 5 patrons
Access to monthly infographics about the state of the business.

Includes all previous reward tiers.

Honorable mention
$30 or more per month 2 patrons
Honorable mention in the list of patrons on our website, along with a paragraph of text of your choice.

Includes all previous reward tiers.

Conference call
$50 or more per month 2 of 30 patrons
Access to the monthly founder-hosted conference call on the Kocherga development. Join the discussion; voice your ideas; decide our future.

Includes all previous reward tiers.

Name on laptop
$100 or more per month 1 of 20 patrons
Two Kocherga managers will walk around with your name on their laptops. Wherever we go, our patrons will be known.

Includes all previous reward tiers.

Private call
$200 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
You can have a monthly private call with the founder.

Ask questions, voice objections, give advice, propose visions of the future — it’s your hour.

Includes all previous reward tiers.

Guide us
$500 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
Once a month, we will take your idea for Kocherga development and implement it. That includes thorough discussion of the idea, proposed plans and expected pitfalls. We are open to a variety of directions, from PR to HR to new workshops or courses. In a month, we’ll report back on the success (or lack thereof).

Includes all previous reward tiers.

Full access
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
Get access to our internal resources: wiki, Slack chat and task tracker. We’ll even mail you a key to our door if you like.

Includes all previous reward tiers.

Kocherga is the Moscow rationality hub.

It was founded by people from the Moscow LessWrong community when it grew large enough to need a place to call its own. Over the three years, it progressed from a simple meeting point to the organization and community of many talents.

Our mission:
  • To promote rationality, effective altruism, tranhumanism and other related ideas
  • To teach rationality and develop better methods for teaching rationality
  • To be a fertile environment for new rationality-adjacent projects

What do we do, specifically:

  • Develop and conduct monthly applied rationality workshops and other courses and trainings in a variety of formats 
  • Talk about rationality in social media
  • Host several regular events, including:
    • Weekly meetings of Russian LessWrong community
    • Sequences reading group 
    • Nonviolent Communication practice group
    • Street Epistemology practice group
    • English study group
    • Weekly lectures on popular science

After three years Kocherga is almost, but not quite, self-sufficient, and the initial investment is running out. If we survive, we could expand our community much more, and we ask for your support in this.

Here you can find a detailed history of Kocherga, our reasons to keep trying and why you might want us to succeed, as narrated by one the founders, Vyacheslav Matyukhin.

We appreciate your attention to our cause. If you have any questions about Kocherga, feel free to email us at [email protected].

Recent posts by Kocherga

Tiers
Thank you
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
Thank you. No, really, thank you. US dollar is worth plenty in Moscow.
Monthly reports
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
Access to monthly patron-exclusive updates on the state of the business.
Monthly infographics
$15 or more per month 5 patrons
Access to monthly infographics about the state of the business.

Includes all previous reward tiers.

Honorable mention
$30 or more per month 2 patrons
Honorable mention in the list of patrons on our website, along with a paragraph of text of your choice.

Includes all previous reward tiers.

Conference call
$50 or more per month 2 of 30 patrons
Access to the monthly founder-hosted conference call on the Kocherga development. Join the discussion; voice your ideas; decide our future.

Includes all previous reward tiers.

Name on laptop
$100 or more per month 1 of 20 patrons
Two Kocherga managers will walk around with your name on their laptops. Wherever we go, our patrons will be known.

Includes all previous reward tiers.

Private call
$200 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
You can have a monthly private call with the founder.

Ask questions, voice objections, give advice, propose visions of the future — it’s your hour.

Includes all previous reward tiers.

Guide us
$500 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
Once a month, we will take your idea for Kocherga development and implement it. That includes thorough discussion of the idea, proposed plans and expected pitfalls. We are open to a variety of directions, from PR to HR to new workshops or courses. In a month, we’ll report back on the success (or lack thereof).

Includes all previous reward tiers.

Full access
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
Get access to our internal resources: wiki, Slack chat and task tracker. We’ll even mail you a key to our door if you like.

Includes all previous reward tiers.