Build and nurture nonprofit networks, treating other groups as allies Ways We Build Non-Profit Networks Open Source Software We do this by creating open-source software that can be used by other research organizations to collect data and create studies. Affiliate Organizations We also sponsor local affiliate Crowdsourcing Cures Meetup groups. This involved bringing patients, physicians, […]
Convert individual supporters into evangelists for the cause Great nonprofits see volunteers as much more than a source of free labor or membership dues. They create meaningful ways to engage individuals in emotional experiences. Ways We Inspire Evangelists We reward citizen scientists for their data donations and researchers for publishing studies using this data.
Work with government and advocate for policy change High-impact organizations don’t just focus on doing one thing well. They may start out providing great programs, but eventually, they realize that they cannot achieve systemic change through service delivery alone. So they add policy advocacy to access government resources or to change legislation, thus expanding their […]
Harness market forces and see business as a powerful partner Tapping into the power of self-interest and the laws of economics is far more effective than appealing to pure altruism. Great nonprofits find ways to work with markets and help businesses “do well while doing good.” Ways of leveraging market forces to achieve social change […]
We are attempting to implement solutions that produce exponential benefits that feedback and accelerate its own progress. That is one of the primary reasons we chose to focus on improving the human mind. Better brains have the ability to find solutions to produce even better brains. This produces a snowball effect of benefits. Not only […]
Moonshot thinking is when you pick a huge problem and set out to create a radical solution to the problem. To make this happen you have to abandon the idea of creating a 10% improvement. Instead, the focus is a solution that will bring tenfold (or 10x) improvements, or solve it altogether. 1. Huge Problem: Pick […]