Lesson #1 Dream Team
This lesson is about team building, leadership roles, and partnering with experts. Being inclusive and passionate about your project will inspire others to join your team.
Lesson #2 GETTING TO KNOW YOUR community
Research can sound boring, but we have provided you with methods that get you outside of the "lab" and put you in the heart of the community. Never be afraid to ask questions. Knowledge is power.
Lesson #3 How to develop an idea and design a project
We will discuss project design and its importance in planning, defining a problem, need, or asset within your community, and the significance of having goals and objectives to achieve the desired outcome.
Lesson #4 Community engagement
We will provide tools to help you engage your community, plan workshops, ensure sustainability, and deal with potential conflict.
Lesson #5 Budgeting, Partnership, and Fundraising
This lesson deals with the basics of how to create a budget and what to consider when planning a budget. This lesson also teaches you to partner with local businesses and organizations to help implement your ideas.
Lesson #6 LAWS AND REGULATIONS
Knowing the basic laws and regulations in your community will help you to better understand the full extent of what you can and cannot do for your project. The other key element in this lesson is the importance of working with local officials and their staff. We will discuss the importance of local government partnerships.
Lesson #7 MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS
In our last lesson we will go over ways to communicate your project goals and vision to both your community as well as to the world. We will also talk about ways to promote and market your event, as well as how to raise awareness about the issue you are trying to solve.