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Learn more about applying to our

Incubation Programs

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5 February - 31 March 2024

August- September 2024

Our top ideas for this program are: 

1) Childhood vaccination reminders

2) Mass media to prevent violence against women

3) Influencing EU fish welfare policy through strategic work in Greece

4) Influencing key stakeholders of the emerging insect industry

5) Fundraising for animal advocacy

6) Structured Pedagogy​

Read more about the interventions

You can no longer apply for this program.

This program will incubate our researched intervention ideas in:

  1. The most cost-effective Sustainable Development Goals. 

  2. Organophosphate pesticides and other neurotoxicants.

Applications for this program will open in February 2024


Our application process is the result of years of experience. We continually improve and refine the process to make it the best existing tool for identifying potential for starting a high-impact charity, no matter the applicant's background, age, or skill set. Building on our work with some of the world’s most talented charity founders, the latest research on talent identification, M&E data on our charities’ outcomes, and feedback from applicants, the five stages of the process are fine-tuned to allow us to identify talent.



(~30 minutes)

(~30 minutes)


You will fill out an application form with some multiple choice questions, two short form questions, and upload your CV.


In this recorded screening interview, you will be asked general and situational questions about you and your approach that are relevant for founding a charity.

(~60 minutes)


This is a deeper interview over Zoom with our experienced recruitment staff. Questions will focus on a wide range of topics including behaviors and preferences, dealing with evidence, and how you think about creating impact.



(~3 hours)

Next, candidates will be given a robust framework and methodology to compare and contrast their top career options, and are invited to explore and detail their own priorities and tradeoffs.


(~3 hours)


The second test task consists of one to three prompts that test your potential for founding a high-impact charity from different angles that we have found to make all the difference when actually founding.


Applications are open

Application process

Offer letters


July 10

September 30

October 1

November 30

December 1

  • We will contact you about the outcome of your application, regardless of whether you progressed to the second stage, by October 31st.

  • To protect your valuable time, we will only invite you to the next stage if we think you have a good chance of success.

  • The entire application process will take no more than 10 hours for you, from start to finish.

  • We have designed the process to help you learn more about what is important for founding a high-impact charity, and weigh it against other career options and pathways to impact.

Commitment to diversity and equal opportunities
We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. We especially encourage applications from people of color, women, non-binary, and neurodivergent individuals who are excited about contributing to our mission. Our application process is blinded wherever possible to reduce biases. Charity Entrepreneurship is an equal opportunity organization. If you need assistance or accommodations due to a disability, or have any other related questions about applying, please contact us at


In short: everyone who is interested in this career path!

Nonprofit entrepreneurship is an unconventional career step that is not on most people’s radars. However, for those for whom it is a good fit, starting a charity could be the most impactful, fulfilling path they might ever take. Our application process has been validated over the past five years, proving highly predictive of the potential to start a high-impact charity. The initial application form can be completed in just 30 minutes.

You can now explore your personal fit in 5 minutes with our improved short quiz. Are you a good fit to start a charity? You will learn about what it takes and get a sense of how you compare to others who have taken the quiz.

Our past incubatees all came in with a wide variety of backgrounds, ages, and skill sets, and more than 50% of them were initially unsure whether they should even apply. Meet our 2023 cohort for yourself and learn why they decided to apply and what they think about the program:

Curious to learn even more?
Hear our Co-founder Joey Savoie talk about the kinds of traits that might make starting a charity a good fit for you. 

This is a part of the "What it really takes to found a high-impact charity" keynote talk Joey Savoie gave at EA Global: London 2021! Watch the whole talk.


We’re often asked how candidates can prepare for applying to the Incubation Program.

No specific preparation is necessary to apply, but it can be helpful. Most applicants find it useful to invest some time into learning, both to gain a better understanding of career paths in high-impact nonprofits and to increase their chances of success in our application process.

Our handbook How to Launch a High-Impact Nonprofit is the single most helpful resource for aspiring nonprofit entrepreneurs:

Our 2023 list of resources for applicants:

Do you want to learn more about what happens after getting accepted into the Program? Learn:

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