Turn your idea into action
An idea is the start of what could be an useful project! Below are some ideas for how to take your idea to the next level.
Turn idea into a project plan
Make a basic project plan
You can add any other sections you want to your page. Some common sections that many project plans have include:
- Scope - what you'll focus on vs what you'll leave out for the time being
- Activities - what everyone will actually be doing
- Timeline - when you aim to accomplish your activities
- Budget - if funds are needed, how much you'll spend and on what
- Measures of success - how you'll know if you've achieved your goals
Turn idea into a grant proposal
Some ideas need funding in order to reach their goals. If so, you have a few options.
- Learn more about grants available from the Wikimedia Foundation
- Find other funding opportunities in your country
Individual Engagement Grants
Want to put together a team to spend 6 months experimenting with your idea?
Consider proposing an Individual Engagement Grant.
Project and Event Grants
Need reimbursement for expenses related to your offline project?
Consider requesting a Project and Events Grant.
Sharing your idea with others can help you get more feedback and participants. Here are some ways to share...
Click on these to share your idea:
Wiki communication: a template for talk pages
Copy the text below, to let people know about your idea: You should change the message and link to your own project. ;)
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Please check out the awesome idea I just created on the [[m:Grants:IdeaLab|IdeaLab]]: [[Grants:IdeaLab/WikiProject_Mental_health|WikiProject Mental Health]]. Please check out my idea and comment on it. If you would like to get involved, I am currently looking for people to help out in the following roles.
*Translator (Catalán, Portugese)
Add a userbox to your userpage
Copy this onto your userpage using the text below, to let people know about your idea:
| info = Check out my idea [[Your idea!]], in the Idea Lab!
Find people to collaborate
Other people in IdeaLab may be good resources for helping with your idea. Browse profiles to find someone who looks interesting and send them a talk page message.