Open a User Account by providing a User ID and a password, so that you will be able to view, fill in, save, edit, and submit your Project Application online. If you would like to see, print, or save a blank application before you start, click here.
Step 2: Read the Application Guidelines
Please read our short Application Guidelines. They describe our three basic requirements and explain some helpful preparations.
Fill in, save, edit, and submit your Project Application online.
Creating and conducting a Social Action Project requires some thought and some work. You'll be planning, implementing, reflecting, celebrating, and sharing. The materials available below tell you how to plan a Project, how to conduct each part of it, what you might need, what to expect, and where to find all kinds of help. You'll find instructions, descriptions, examples, helpful videos, and more. Look them over before you start your Project and as you conduct it.
This is a description of how to go about designing and conducting a Social Action Project from start to finish. How to choose and research a problem in your community, determine a good solution, and design an action plan with clear goals. How to allocate resources, measure the impact, and document progress and results. How to tell your Story of Social Impact.
Here are some criteria that we use for evaluating and selecting Social Action Projects for support and for posting and publicizing on our website. You will find a few requirements and some useful recommendations. The information here should help you design and conduct a more meaningful and successful Social Action Project.
Here are descriptions of two Social Action Projects using our Problem, Solution, Impact, Story model. The first Project is a straightforward one that shows the basic steps of the model. The second Project is a hypothetical one that illustrates virtually all of the major aspects that might occur in any actual Project. You can watch the videos from each Project here.
If your Social Action Project needs funding, creating a simple financial budget is a valuable planning tool. This short piece shows you how to list the funds you have and the funds you need, and balance those with the costs and expenses you expect, such as materials or equipment. You will also see an example work schedule for budgeting time and labor.
This guide contains helpful information about creating the final part of your Social Action Project – your Story of Social Impact. It focuses on good storytelling, and on visual and video storytelling in particular. Whether it's a series of drawings, or still photographs shot with a simple cell phone, or a skillfully edited video, this guide will help you make a compelling story of your Project's results, outcomes, and impact.
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