When considering which charity idea would be the best one to create, we accounted for standard factors such as cost-effectiveness and the strength of the evidence that goes into the cost-effectiveness estimate. However, this analysis still left us rather uncertain, with a nagging feeling that we could be somewhere between mildly inaccurate and terribly wrong. What if we picked an intervention that turned out not to be very cost-effective or we picked an intervention that was effective generally speaking but beyond our ability to implement correctly?
There are many different ways to help create a charity and they each come with different trade-offs between time, money, and execution. We at Charity Entrepreneurship have been thinking about this because there are many charities we think are worth founding. If you want a charity started, everything from directly starting that charity to trying to inspire others to do so through writing a book are possible options. Obviously, each particular case is different but there are likely general takeaways about the plausibility of various approaches.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of possible ways to influence the founding of a charity in the rough order of most to least commitment, along with some of their strengths and weaknesses: