ANd another thought - carried over here from an email exchange with a programmer
"Consider the marriage of 'end result' metrics with this technology. You can hop on a site to see how many people you fed, runway you gave advanced research, or whatever the measure is. Would be amazing to have a digital report every week/month showing the progress your contributions were making all organized by the problem it solves and which stage in the problem solving pipeline it focused on.
It could be like a mutual fund almost where you deposit cash (potentially on a recurring basis) and then elect which 'funds' you want your investments to go into. "