Grants:IdeaLab/Build/Idea toolkit

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Turn your idea into action[edit]

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[edit]

Make a basic project plan[edit]

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[edit]

Some ideas need funding in order to reach their goals. If so, you have a few options.

Individual Engagement Grants[edit]

Want to put together a team to spend 6 months experimenting with your idea?

Consider proposing an Individual Engagement Grant.

Project and Event Grants[edit]

Need reimbursement for expenses related to your offline project?

Consider requesting a Project and Events Grant.

Share your idea[edit]

Sharing your idea with others can help you get more feedback and participants. Here are some ways to share...

Social media[edit]

Click on these to share your idea:

Share with Facebook share on Facebook

share on Twitter

Wiki communication: a template for talk pages[edit]

IdeaLab space cat.svg

Please check out the awesome idea I just created on the IdeaLab: 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.

  • Project manager
  • Community coordinator
  • Translator (Catalán, Portugese)

Thanks!

Copy the text below, to let people know about your idea: You should change the message and link to your own project. ;)


<div style="width: 50%; margin: 1em 0; color: #000000; border-left: 1px solid #ddd; border-top: 1px solid #ddd; border-right: 1px solid #ddd; border-bottom: 3px solid #D0D0D0; border-radius: 1px; padding: 12px 20px 20px 20px">
[[File:IdeaLab space cat.svg|150px|right]]
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.

*Project manager
*Community coordinator
*Translator (Catalán, Portugese)

Thanks!
</div>

Add a userbox to your userpage[edit]

IEG labcat white.svgCheck out my idea in the Idea Lab!

Copy this onto your userpage using the text below, to let people know about your idea:


{{IdeaLab/Infobox
| info = Check out my idea [[Your idea!]], in the Idea Lab!
}}

Find people to collaborate[edit]

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.

Learn from other project leaders[edit]

If you decide to turn this idea into a project, here are some learning patterns that might help you plan and execute your project. You can view more patterns here.