Guide to Project Design | Overview
The AdCap Project Designer is your opportunity to create a project that inspires and achieves positive health and wellness changes in your school or community. Using the Designer will help you transform your vision into an actual plan for potential investors and mentors to support. Completing the tiles in the Project Designer will empower you to pioneer your project and succeed! Each tile will help spark your BIG idea to become an inspiring and empowering reality.
Successfully completing the Project Designer tiles will highlight your knowledge of three key elements to any successful project – Knowledge of Self, Project Planning, and Getting Support.
Revisit, Review, Revise
You can hop between tiles and change information as your Project Design starts to unfold. There might be a great idea in a specific tile that inspires you to go back and improve others!
Once you complete every tile, you’ll be ready to submit your project for approval. Before you do that, review it to see if there are any changes or improvements that can be made. It might also be a great opportunity to get a parent, teacher or friend to review it with you to see if it makes sense!
Guide to Project Design | Knowledge of Self
The most successful projects often depend on how well the project planner knows themselves. What are your passions, inspirations and expectations? What gives you a feeling of accomplishment? What kind of leader are you? Being able to leverage your strengths will not only help you focus your attention where it is best suited, but also empower you to compliment your skills with supporters that have different skills to offer.
Guide to Project Design | Project Planning
Creating a plan that includes key deadlines and expectations will allow you to maintain a powerful focus on your project outcomes that matter most. How will you measure the impact of your plan? What are the expectations for change? What logical steps, activities, and events are needed to move your project towards that picture you paint of the future? Potential investors want to know that they are supporting a vision that can become a reality.
Guide to Project Design | Getting Support
Support comes in many ways, shapes, and forms. How will you reach out to get what you need? Collaborating with supporters will put your Project Design in motion and allow more people to contribute toward the success of your project.
PROJECT DESIGNER WALKTHROUGH
Tile 7 - Budget Builder
Check the boxes for the resources you’ll need and describe how you’ll get them.
When selecting resources; consider the location and participants for your project and how you’ll communicate this information. Are there things you’ll need to buy, spaces to reserve, or people you’ll need to approach for donations, approval or support? Developing this design step can help generate a great checklist to make sure your events and communications go off successfully and with the impact you want.
Use the dropdown menu to select the appropriate resource. Describe the resource and indicate how much it will cost.
Money talks! A well-planned budget can be a tremendous tool for organizing your project. Spend time thinking and generating a list of things that will cost money. Do research to see how much they will cost. Potential investors will want to know where their money is going, and presenting a clear plan to them will invite them to support a thoughtful entrepreneur who’s put their dreams into an actionable plan.