Charity Entrepreneur (Incubation Program 2021)

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You can now apply to the Incubation Program 2021!
Charity Entrepreneurship’s 2021 Incubation Program will be held online from June 28 to August 27. Depending on the Covid situation, we may also organize part of the course offline for those who can travel to London. Successful applicants will get a free 2-month intensive training in management, fundraising, impact analysis – everything you need to start a charity! Finish the program with a co-founder and a high-impact charity startup, and can apply for a seed grant of up to $100,000. The deadline for first round applications is January 15, 2021. Apply from any country using the form below:


In 2021 Charity Entrepreneurship plans to start at least one animal-focused charity.
You can learn more about out top charity ideas we want to start here:

Application process 
Application deadline: January 15, 2021
Program date: June 28⎼August 27, 2021
Costs: All costs covered

The application process comprises five stages (read more>>). Successful applicants will be informed whether they have been selected in February 2021 (for the first application round) or April 2021 (second application round). We expect to accept between ten and twenty attendees in 2021. We are only able to contact applicants who are moving forward to the second stage of the recruitment process due to the high number of applications.

We encourage everyone to apply. Since we only accept applicants with a strong chance (given training) of starting a high-impact charity, the application process is the best indicator of possible fit. We also recommend checking out resources like our past blog content, videos, and reading list to prepare.


The program
Our Incubation Program generally requires full-time commitment from 28 June to 27 August 2021 (stipends are provided to those in need). This year we’re also incorporating a preparation stage into the program so you can hit the ground running over the summer.

Here is the overview of the program:

First application round: 15 December 2020 – 15 January 2021
Second application round: March 2021
Pre-program: Starting in May, you’ll read the Charity Entrepreneurship handbook (second edition) and attend weekly 1-hour virtual meetups to discuss content, ask questions, and get to know potential co-founders. You’ll also take a test on pre-program content in early June.
Online program: 28 June to 27 August 2021 (plus offline meetups if the situation allows)
First 6 weeks: You’ll work with other participants on partner projects that will be evaluated and scored by CE team members, to help you choose a co-founder and begin to build your charity.
Final 3 weeks: You and your co-founder will create a funding proposal to compete for Charity Entrepreneurship seed grants of $25,000-$100,000 per co-founding team. (In 2020, half of participants received seed funding from CE. The remaining half raised funds outside CE, received job offers within the CE network, or pursued other high-impact careers.)
Post-program: Weekly mentorship calls for up to 1 year, access to the CE network, office space in London at discount rates, and social events.

What you will learn
Our Incubation Program is a great opportunity to build cross-applicable skills for a range of high-impact careers. So you can not only start an effective non-profit but also build career capital by mastering the fundamental principles of managing high-impact organizations, including: ​

Cost-effectiveness analysis

  • Measurement and evaluation
  • Fundraising
  • Strategic decision-making

You will also learn other relevant skills such as:

  • Financial planning, charity registration, forming a board
  • Hiring, firing, how to deal with conflict, basics of self-care
  • Communications: giving feedback, pitching ideas, public speaking, and more.

You’ll practice these skills in real-world partner projects. All information will also be presented in the CE handbook with ready-made templates.

Since the early beginnings of Charity Entrepreneurship we have helped to launch twelve effective organizations. So far they have received multiple grants from GiveWell, ACE, EA Fund and D-Prize, as well as support from individual donors around the world. One of our Directors co-founded New Incentives, now a GiveWell Top Charity, and Fortify Health (a charity we helped to start in 2017) is predicted to have a 25% chance to become one.

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