AMA Patrick Stadler, Director of Communications, Charity Entrepreneurship: Starting Charities from Scratch

The EAG 2020 team has in­vited Char­ity En­trepreneur­ship (CE) to con­duct an AMA on the sidelines of this year’s vir­tual con­fer­ence. CE helps start high-im­pact char­i­ties through ex­ten­sive re­search and a two-month in­cu­ba­tion pro­gram.

Hi EAG, Pa­trick here. I joined CE in the sum­mer of 2019 as a Char­ity Men­tor and have since be­come more in­volved, most re­cently as a Direc­tor of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions. Be­sides com­mu­ni­ca­tions, I con­tribute to de­vel­op­ing the cur­ricu­lum and con­tent of the up­com­ing in­cu­ba­tion pro­gram.

I look for­ward to your ques­tions about CE, our cur­rent ap­pli­ca­tion win­dow for the 2020 in­cu­ba­tion pro­gram and on start­ing high-im­pact char­i­ties from scratch (as our ex­cit­ing char­i­ties in­cu­bated last year).

Please post your ques­tions by mid­night GMT on Tues­day, 31 March 2020. I will then get back with writ­ten re­sponses on the EA Fo­rum by the end of the week. Thanks for your ques­tions. :-)

I also hope you con­sider ap­ply­ing for our 2020 pro­gram by 15 April here (if needed due to the on­go­ing COVID-19 pan­demic, the pro­gram will be con­ducted on­line).

A few of my ar­ti­cles for Char­ity En­trepreneur­ship:

More about my background

Be­sides Char­ity En­trepreneur­ship, I am in­volved in mak­ing the Swiss pub­lic sec­tor more user-cen­tric and in­no­va­tive. I am also con­tribut­ing to the Swiss bal­lot ini­ti­a­tives to in­crease de­vel­op­ment aid.

I am a co-founder and chair of the board of the GiveWell-in­cu­bated char­ity New In­cen­tives. Pre­vi­ously, I was a poli­ti­cal ad­vi­sor for Switzer­land’s eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment agency where I par­ti­ci­pated in the ne­go­ti­a­tions on the UN’s Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Goals. I also worked on strate­gic com­mu­ni­ca­tions in the con­text of peace­build­ing and me­di­a­tion at the United Na­tions Depart­ment of Poli­ti­cal Af­fairs in New York. Happy to con­nect on LinkedIn

P.S. Fol­low Char­ity En­trepreneur­ship on LinkedIn.