Before You Apply Workbook
Do you think you might have a solution or a creative way to meet the needs of your operation or community but aren’t sure how to express it to a larger audience?
Are you aware of the outcomes you desire but the actions to get there make your head spin?
Oftentimes the river of ideas flows easily, but considering all of the pieces that will go into making something happen can be a bit more complicated. In our own personal lives and as consultants working with nonprofits and start ups, we have walked the path of project development. We know how you feel. Taking something from a really good idea to a really solid plan is not simple task.
In this workbook you will find prompts, both practical and creative, designed to help you consider how to make a dream legible to your audience as something that has real potential to make an impact.
Dig deeper into project development through…
- Preparation — clarify fundamentals and put your work into context.
- Constructing the Supports — make friends, partners, and create avenues of mutual support.
- Compiling Your Resources — conduct meaningful research and build a reference library to back you up.
- Seeking Feedback and Engagement — make the effort to share and strengthen your work through generative/constructive feedback.
Your solutions and creative approaches are SO valuable. We see you scheming and we believe in your vision.
These steps are the same steps we take with clients every day. We created this workbook to empower you to embark on this process and to clarify the things you will need to organize in order to make your big ideas come to fruition. This is a framework you can use time and again -- cover your bases, get excited about the work, and create clear and tangible steps towards progress.