How We Solve Problems

Project Pupper has no interest in just existing as a charity, or simply helping out with a few local issues. Our goal is to only take on problems where we can make drastic changes and in many cases create or force a solution completely. We don’t want to continue donating to the same causes year after year. We’re dragon slayers exclusively, we don’t want to just help with a cause, we’re here to actually solve them. We solve them by identifying the weak points in the system, breakdowns in efficiency, bottlenecks on progress, and most of all by finding trigger points that will cause drastic and long lasting changes. Some of the most common trigger points we look for that lead to massive change, drastic social action, or complete elimination of problems are outlined below with relatable examples.

 

Trigger Points

The methodologies we commonly employ to successfully eradicate an issue

Self Proliferation Model

Method: When the action taken to assist creates multiple equal or greater actions towards the same good.
Example: If a restaurant offered you free food as long as you got three friends to buy a meal at full price. In this way those in need of financial benefit can get the free service they need but also provide the institution enough funds to continue to operate without needing additional 3rd party support.

Charitable Institution Monetization

When a traditionally charitable organization usually powered solely through grants or donations either supplements or completely covers their operating costs by offer a unique product or service to fund their philanthropic endeavors.
Example: The girl scouts sell cookies and through the sale of those cookies proliferate their own existence and allow them to continue the societally beneficial work they do.

Lynchpins

A lynchpin is a piece that when removed causes a complete breakdown of a complex system. All to often the economic mechanisms and societal realities leading to or contributing to an issue hurting animals are to complex or simply carry to many variables to predict or model. Therefore, the true cause or core issue can remain completely hidden. You can spend years and millions treating the symptoms instead of curing the disease. This is the exact opposite of our approach. The term linchpin is often exactly synonymous for what we do. It’s original derivation is the pin that went through a wheel on a car to keep the tire’s in place. If you want to stop a speeding car heading towards an abandoned puppy. You can spend years learning engineering and automotive repair and examine the detailed workings of the modern combustion engine and every detail and variable affecting it’s performance. Or……
JUST PULL THE LINCHPINS!, the wheels fall off immediately and the car stops. We don’t want to go the way of many other charities and simply lightly apply the brakes for years and years simply staving of the inevitable. It’s all about identifying the simplest most time and monetarily efficient solutions to actual END a problem.

Paradigm Shift

A paradigm shift is when the basic concepts or operating procedures of something are so radically altered that it’s original core components may no longer be necessary or the rules within the market change dramatically therefor alleviating pre-existing problems.
Example: The introduction of grocery stores and refrigerators alleviated the need for milkmen much like online travel cites reduced your personal dependence on a travel agent. Reducing cost’s for both the service provider and the recipient. If your reading this and you’re too young to know what those are, it’s a perfect example of new market reality removing a problem or disfunction.

Technological Revolution

Charities are often not the most technologically adept institutions. Although in goodwill and societal benefit they beat almost every other industry by miles they are all to often technologically behind. Creating technology to assist charities can often so drastically change the way they do business it can solve entire animal problems completely. In most case’s we don’t even have to create the technology usually simply the issue is introducing it to the charities who would benefit most or modifying a system in place in another industry that already has the proof of concept and infrastructure to be certain of it’s efficacy when repurposed for charitable endeavors.
It’s as if your friend was constantly late to work because he couldn't hail a cab quickly or order a taxi in time to predict his travel time to work accurately and you simply told him about UBER. You didn’t have to fix your friend just share an existing system he was yet to utilize with him. We find this method particularly efficient and our detailed network and catalog of animal related charities, philanthropies, and animal rights organizations gives us an unparalleled understanding of what technology has yet to be adopted and an ear to the ground for the effects it has on early adopters. From there it’s simply a case of introducing UBER to Pupper.

Apex Predator

When a better more effective solution is offered evolution naturally takes holds and removes the less efficient and effective competitor. We can often create new or modify existing institutions using our encyclopedic knowledge of current charities innerworkings and most effective tactics.
Example: Pretend blockbuster late fee’s are homeless pet’s. Blockbuster late fee’s just as a general problem or specific problem didn’t need to be addressed, the introduction of Netflix and change in the market naturally alleviated this problem by removing blockbuster altogether.

Invasive Species

When introducing one new species into an ecosystem change’s the system as whole. In the wild an invasive species tends to be identified as one who proliferates quickly and lacks the natural ecological constraints of the eco-system allowing it’s growth and effects to go completely unchecked and often have exponentially larger effects than their initial introduction would suggest. In practice we use this methodology to maximize efficacy in very much the same way invasive species introduced into a new environment go about changing it completely. This methodology is actually quite complex but the primary driver for an invasive species is the ability to spread quickly and most of all a lack competition or natural predators. So if no one has introduced a type of solution to a problem into the charity ecosystem often a newly created highly adapted one specifically made to thrive in the current climate with no competition will outperform even our wildest expectations and proliferate wildly often solving problems beyond the scope of even our initial intentions. The hallmarks of this practice is either introduce something new, without competition, pre-adapted to thrive or to produce a butterfly effect. A butterfly effect is where a small change in one area of system produces unimaginably huge changes elsewhere.

Charity Syndication

This is the solution methodology that is probably the most unique to us. It’s a strategy we often use in conjunction with other’s especially for extremely large initiatives without direct solutions. We use our connections and knowledge of existing charities within the space to create a syndicate or team of charities and working together on a specific action plan utilizing and maximizing each charities strong suits. We share in the infrastructural load of the task using a unified framework and each use each other’s most effective outlets to most completely capitalize on all of our work and donations. So instead of our efforts being combined the efficacy is multiplied and our effect can be exponentially larger than all of us could achieve separately, even if we were to all independently target the same cause simultaneously. Syndication allows us all to shed our weakest points and all adopt all the strongest aspects of each member in the group. Making each member vastly more effective than any one charity could be on its own.

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