How to Build Community Projects
What you'll learn
- Start a community project
- Improve an existing community project
- Get in-depth insights into specific areas of community projects
- Work with excel, powerpoint, word or online editing apps
This is a complex course on the concept of developing community projects.
Part #1 focuses on building your foundation. We look at perspectives, roles, broader understanding of your engagement.
In terms of the learning experience, this part supports you to finding answers concerning:
WHY do you want to build a community project?
WHAT is the field you might activate in or collaborate with?
WHAT are the roles in a project and what type of mentality & skills does each one require?
Commonly overlooked aspects by community activists: personal growth, values, deal-breakers, and agendas (yours vs. others).
Part #2 focuses on explaining the actual structure of a project (from an administrative perspective).
In terms of a learning experience, this part offers concrete insights into:
Building the project: people, commitment, how to let other people in.
Milestones: what they are, insights into building them sustainably, and a working example.
Step by step project presentation - your first connection to obtaining partners.
A perspective on legal aspects and working with law enforcers (several foundational principles).
Part #3 focuses on teambuilding. In terms of a learning experience, it offers tools & insights concerning:
What are the key people in the project, what their work means, what their skills and background should be
Three videos about informal relationships, difficult team dynamics and a perspective on ethics when it comes to community projects.
Part #4 focuses on communication. In terms of a learning experience, it offers concrete working documents and step-by-step explanations concerning:
The communication strategy
The creative brief
Part #5 focuses on fundraising. In terms of a learning experience, it offers both working documents as well as experience-based recommendations for a healthy community project
Downloadable and editable work documents
Real cases from my years of experience in community projects
Part #6. focuses on legal aspects, working with public administration & an introduction into logistics. In terms of the learning experience, it offers both working documents as well as shared knowledge based on concrete community projects experiences.
Part #7 focuses on running the actual events. In terms of the learning experience, it offers both working documents as well as shared knowledge based on concrete past experience.
Preparing for the event day
Running the actual day
After the event/action day.
Part# 8, the closure, contains not just a goodbye but also a recommendation from me when building community projects.
This course is built from:
33 content videos
(ranging from 20 to 30 minutes in length; each with an executive summary at the beginning)
Downloadable & editable documents
(so that you have concrete documents to begin with)
Professional suggestions from me
(in 16+ years of activity I've been through professional challenge, crises, breakdowns, start overs, etc.)
Note! This course is intended as a structured discussion and practice curriculum for building community projects. If you seek a certification, please remember this is not it. This is a knowledge shared and concrete guideline for making your projects happen.
Change the world through community projects.
Who this course is for:
- NGO leaders
- Community volunteers
- Corporate Responsibility Specialists
I’m Liana, and since 2003 I’ve been an environmental activist in Romania, Southeastern Europe.
Throughout time I’ve built several environmental projects from the stage of idea, some up to full-grown social movements in my home country.
My list of concrete achievements includes:
➡ a selective collection system in my college, while in my student years; after graduation, I’ve expanded that project to other universities
➡ I founded my environmental NGO: EcoAssist.
➡ I've built and lead an awareness campaign regarding the green spaces in towns
➡ cleanup action in four natural protected areas from Romania (including the Biosphere Reservation the Danube Delta)
➡ collaborations with other local NGOs on their advocacy causes regarding the Romanian natural protected areas legislation, forbidding hunting in Romanian natural protected areas or concerning the bill for urban development in Romanian cities)
➡ I have initiated, lead, and legally represented the country cleanup of Romania (” Let’s Do It, România!” - 2010) which in time mobilized over 1 million Romanians, as well as authorities, companies, media, or other NGOs
➡ I have founded and coordinated for seven years the national afforestation initiative” We Plant Good Deeds in Romania,” through which in time, we planted over 1 million trees with the help of citizens, authorities, companies, media and other NGOs
➡ I’ve written a book about building the first cleanup mass civic engagement (Title: 200.000; it will be translated into English soon)
➡ I’m working on the second book, this time about the afforestation national project (I’m writing it in English directly)
The processes I can offer:
share knowledge around making projects happen concretely
strategic input regarding building a community project
in-depth consultations for existing community projects
My intention is to empower and support more people to make their projects happen.
Let's change the world through community projects!