Charity Entrepreneurship recently organized an online chat about early-stage hiring for new nonprofit start-ups. Our discussion ranged from initial reflections on whether or not to hire, all the way through to best practices for management and remote working. For every aspect of early-stage hiring, here are the top tips from our entrepreneur attendees.
1. Why Charity Entrepreneurship Is Researching Animals
The CE team generally believes that animals are conscious and morally relevant agents. Given the numbers of animals involved in animal agriculture and other animal-use endeavors, this makes it a high scale and high importance issue.
2. Why Charity Entrepreneurship Is Researching Mental Health and Happiness
On broad considerations of scale and neglectedness, it is shocking to see how little government funding is spent in this area relative to the size of the problem. Self-harm, mental, neurological, and substance use disorders account for 12% of the global burden of disease when measured in DALYs. But in 2016, the median government spending on mental healthcare was as little as 2.4% of all healthcare spending.
3. Why Charity Entrepreneurship is Researching Family Planning
According to the United Nations Population Division, in 2019, 190 million women worldwide reported that although they did not want to become pregnant, nor are they using any method of contraception. This gap represents ten percent of all women of reproductive age worldwide, and is referred to as the unmet need for family planning.
4. Why Charity Entrepreneurship is Researching EA Meta
EA meta has always been an area we have been excited about and think holds promise (after all, CE is a meta charity). In the past we have not focused on meta areas for a few reasons. One of the most important is that we wanted to confirm the impact of the CE model in more measurable areas such as global health and animal advocacy. After two formal programs we are now sufficiently confident in the model to expand to more meta charities.
5. All Health Reports 2020
Our in-depth health reports cover five recommended ideas and nine more considered but not recommended ideas. Health policy, family planning, and mental health are all included.
6. All Animal Reports 2020
Our in-depth animal reports cover three current top recommended ideas and sixty-four related reports. These include reports on target animals, countries, asks, and approaches.
Where to next? The CE Handbook: A How-to for Charity Entrepreneurs
1. What traits make a great charity entrepreneur?
We talk about some key personality traits and skills we think are necessary for a successful charity entrepreneur. The good news is, your personality is dynamic. Use this list as a starting point to cultivate certain traits and build your skills.
2. Why founding charities could be the best thing you could do
Historically, some of the highest impact individuals in the EA movement and across the globe have been people who founded effective charities. The Esther Duflos and Rob Mathers of the world have saved a life for every day they’ve lived. Could you follow in their footsteps?
3. Charity Entrepreneurship Impacts on Your Future Ability to Do Good
By founding a new charity, you can positively affect your and your team’s future ability to do good, as well as influence the nonprofit sector as a whole. We consider this collection of benefits to be the indirect impact of charity entrepreneurship as a career. This post discusses the impact of charity entrepreneurship on your future ability to do good.
4. Four Reasons Why You Should Consider Charity Entrepreneurship Besides Impact
It’s not a coincidence that many benefits of becoming a charity entrepreneur are related to impact. Yet the advantages of starting your effective non-profit go beyond impact. As a founder, you will grow in various ways. Find out more about four other advantages of charity entrepreneurship.
5. Should I Start a Charity Now or Later?
Is now the right time? Am I experienced enough? These are two major questions for many potential charity entrepreneurs. Here’s our take.
Where to next? Cause areas: An overview
1. Why charity entrepreneurship is one of the highest-impact things you can do.
Video and transcript of a talk by Charity Entrepreneurship's Director, Joey Savoie, discussing why charity entrepreneurship is one of the highest-impact things you can do. He also explains what Charity Entrepreneurship can do to help you start an effective nonprofit.
2. Saving a life every day
Few people have saved someone's life. Those who have, say it’s a profound and surreal experience to know that a person would not be alive if not for your actions. Few jobs give the opportunity to affect someone's life so drastically.
3. Introducing Charity Entrepreneurship: an Incubation and Research Program for New Charities
How do we get more great charities started? There’s a good case that charity entrepreneurship is a high impact career, but it seems not many effective nonprofits are started. Part of the reason is that it’s intimidatingly hard. The CE Incubation Program is designed to make this difficult journey as easy as possible.
4. Why Charity Entrepreneurship? From Program participants.
Charity Entrepreneurship’s Incubation Program receives thousands of applicants; of these, we carefully select the top dozen or so. What led them to join the program? Learn more about past incubatees through this video and bios.
5. The Curriculum of Charity Entrepreneurship's 2020 Incubation Program
A focus on co-founder pairing and usable outputs for your charity – these are the tenets Charity Entrepreneurship’s Incubation Program for high-impact NGOs is built on. Our accelerated program allows participants to hit the ground running with their charity start-up after only two months.
Where to next? Is Charity Entrepreneurship right for me?