A team member shared with me that it was particularly difficult to initiate a project solo. So help was requested on our mailing list. I thought to myself, this might not be the right way to approach the problem.
What if instead of making an open request for helpers, you hand-pick a highly effective team of people. I came to realise that having people that can help you is only one part of bringing a project to success. The other half of it is to pick the right people to be on board.
Here is my answer on how I approached big projects in the past.