I am currently co-leading MIT's Forecasting Group, and I have been working with Saul the last few weeks to help prepare for the semester. I have been running Effective Altruism MIT since Spring '22, and after organizing occasional forecasting workshops with guest speakers and hosting OPTIC's first in-person tournament, we decided to officially found our forecasting student group.
I have found working with Saul/OPTIC very helpful to getting the club started, thinking through our theory of change, and planning our introductory and subsequent meetings. We would mainly use group funding on prizes for local forecasting competitions and food at events. I've observed food and prizes to be a significant factors for college students deciding what events to attend :)
I am happy to meet to discuss our group's plans: https://bit.ly/misha-chat