Create a Project! Application Form for All New Projects

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Create a Project Application Form

If you said, "Yes!" to any of the above questions in the "Read More" section then you are ready to start! You may submit a FREE Project Proposal here and let the Power of the Grapevine work to Help you Get what you Need for your Project to be a Success! If you are not sure which Type of Project suits you or your organization best and if you would like to read a Description of the Types of Projects available--Click Here! If you are not sure, no worries! Just submit the application and we will figure it out for you!

Your Next Step.........How can the Community join you in helping to make this project of yours a reality? Let us know by filling out the information below. All projects will use the same Project Proposal Application Form. TIP: Please type the answers in a separate word document in case you hit a wrong button and lose material. That way you will have a backup copy. TIP: There are a few required fields. After you hit the submit button, the form will let you know if you are missing any information. The missing question will be highlighted. You will receive a message letting you know that the project application form has been successfully submitted. Thank you and Good Luck on your project!

By working together we can solve many Social and Environmental problems. Let your community know how to help you! Good Luck in successfully completing your project!

Please Note: You may answer the questions relevant to your project and skip the rest. The questions below are meant as prompts only and there are only a few questions where answers are required. It may take 48 hours before your project is approved and you begin receiving tips & offers of help. Remember, the more specific you are, the more your community will know what to do to help your project! Thank You for Making a Difference in the World!

  • What is the name of your Project? You have up to 55 Characters here so please also include any other important information that will make people want to click and learn more. This is your "Headline" and it will appear on the front page of the CommunityCause.org website.

  • What are the Search Terms, Key Words, Subjects, Topic Headings, etc. that you would like to have your project listed under?

    What key words do you think people will search for your project under?

    You may want to think outside the box and consider all parts of your project so that you may pick up people who may be interested in one of the various aspects to your project.

    Let's make it easy for people to find your project! Let's make it easy for new people to become interested in at least some aspect of your project! What groups and what people with similar interests might be interested in helping with some aspect of your project? Who might your project appeal to? Who may be interested in helping your project? What words would they use to search and find your project?

  • Briefly, what are you wanting to accomplish with this Project (Big Idea, Goal)? What do you hope to achieve? Just a few words or a few brief sentences sentence here. This is the Thumbnail Sketch of what is most important for people to know.

    You only have 150 words to make a first impression and entice people to click to learn more. What is most important for them to know about the project?

    This is your "Elevator Pitch" here. One concise sentence you could deliver in under 30 seconds which is the amount of time you might have with someone to pitch your idea and interest them before the elevator doors open. One concise sentence you could deliver in under 30 seconds that will entice people to click to learn more.

    What is most important for them to know about your Startup venture? Imagine that this is going out as a Tweet on Twitter. Make it impactful so that people will want to click to learn more.

    What Individual, Group, Cause or Target Population will you be helping? What Social or Environmental Problem are you going to solve? Just a few brief sentences here. Please include more specific details in the next section.

  • Please describe, in detail, the Project that you are creating. What do you hope to achieve? What are you proposing to do? Please be very specific. Now is your chance to add any pertinent details that you did not get to include in the thumbnail sketch. Provide any details that you believe will assist people in deciding whether and how to help.

  • Please describe the "Cliff's Notes", brief or bullet point version of the steps you intend to take to bring your project to completion.

    Example:

    Step #1--Identify Veterans who would like to participate. Step #2--Gather 5 different "Green Projects" that would be marketable. Step #3--Train Veterans on how to do the projects. Step #4--Market Services to the public. Step #5--Deploy Veterans to do Green Jobs that help the community & their environment while providing them with a steady income.

  • When people search for your project they will see this information first. If you wish, you may create the excerpt that you want the public to see instead of letting the computer program decide for you.

    Whatever excerpt you choose to type in this space will be what people searching will see and use to decide whether to click to see more information about your project. Simply copy & paste the most important information from what you have already answered in the other questions. Please make sure that it accurately reflects the most important information that you want people to know about your project.

  • This is not required. Is there currently a State or County Goal that your project supports? People often like to support projects that are supporting a larger community goal. Or, would you like to create a State or County Goal and request the community to create their own projects to support that Goal? You may list it here, if you wish. Don't worry! We will help you with this step when you submit your project. You may skip this question, if you wish.

    State and County Goals--Instructions

    These are the Goals that are currently being worked on in each state and county. Do you have a State or County Goal that you would like to propose? To add a goal simply fill out the form below (Coming Soon!). The website page for each specific State & County is meant to show all of the goals going on statewide and county wide, along with the projects that people are engaging in Cooperative Collaboration in order to support that goal.

    Goals should include this information format:

    To post a goal, please make sure it is a S.M.A.R.T. goal. S–very Specific, Sensory based what will you see, hear, experience when you know that the goal has been achieved? M–Measurable, put numbers that can be tracked and used for evaluation of progress on the goal. A–Achievable, you want to set the Goal high enough so that it is a stretch but not so high that the goal becomes demotivating because it is unattainable. R–Realistic, Reasonable, Really Exciting, and the goal Resonates with people. T–Time Limit, set the target date by which you would like to accomplish the goal. Your goal should articulate your desired final destination once the goal is achieved. What is the “deliverable” that you would like to produce? Both Goals and Community Projects should note whether it is a statewide effort or just pertinent to specific counties.

  • This is your "Call to Action" to get people passionate about helping You and your Project (Big Idea, Goal). Why is this important to you? How big is this problem? What is the impact on Society or the Environment? Please state the Reason why this project is needed. Why should the community care about helping your Project or solving this problem?

    How would your Project help to solve the problem? How would this Project (Big Idea, Goal) help you or your organization? How would successfully completing your Project (Big Idea, Goal) change or improve the life or future of this individual, group, organization or cause?

    What is the impact on Society or the Environment? Why should the community care about helping this individual or group in achieving this Project? Who does it benefit and in what ways will it benefit them? Please describe how your Project would benefit the community, your organization or specific groups and/or individuals?

    Why is it important to you to solve this problem? What is your story? This is your "Call to Action" to get people passionate about helping You and your Project.

  • What type of Items do you need to accomplish your Project (Big Idea, Goal)? Are there specific Supplies or Materials that you need to complete your Project? You may post your Wish List of Needed Items here. Please state whether you are requesting a Gift, a Nonprofit Donation or offering payment.

    You may also request the opportunity to borrow an item that you need. In addition to posting your needs here, please remember that you can also post your request in the "Lending Library" section of the Classified Ads on this website.

    If you are a nonprofit, you may also list your Donation Wish List needs in the Classified Ads and Donation Wikis on this website. To use the Wikis you will first need to Log In and be added as a "Contributor" to this site.

    If you are not a nonprofit organization, you may still request "Gifts" of items, just make it very clear that you are NOT a nonprofit both here and in the Classified Ads. Then people can decide if they still want to help you as the items will then be considered to be a "Gift" to you and cannot, therefore, be deducted as a "Donation" for the purposes of their taxes. It will not be considered a tax deductible donation.

  • What specific Skills & Expertise do you need to achieve your Project (Big Idea, Goal)? Do you need a lawyer, public relations specialist, architect, carpenter, plumber, etc.? Please utilize the next question section below for other people resources that you may need.

    Please provide a detailed description of the types of Skills & Expertise that will help you to achieve yourProject. Be sure to include if you need FREE Mentor help or if you are offering payment.

    In addition to posting your Skills, Expertise, and Mentor needs here, please remember that you can also post your request in Classified Ads and in the relevant sections of the Wikis on this website. You will need to Log In and become a Contributor to this website in order to use the Wikis. The Classified Ads do not require you to be logged in.

    You may also use this website to search for Mentors and Skill Bank listings of people with special skills. They are posted in the Wikis on this site.

    You may also post requests for help on the relevant Wikis. To post requests in the Wikis you will first need to Log In and be added as a "Contributor" to this site.

  • What type of people do you need to move your Project (Big Idea, Goal) forward? Are you looking for a specific type of Volunteer, Intern or Team Member to join you or your group in working towards completing this Project?

    Please be specific in describing the type of "job description" or volunteer positions that you are seeking to fill. What do you need someone to do? How much time will be required?

    In addition to posting your Intern, Volunteer, Staff and Team Member needs here, please remember that you can also post your request in the the Classified Ads on this website and in the elevant Wiki sections on this website.

    You may also use this website to search for available Volunteers and Interns. They are posted in the Wikis on this site and in the Classified Ads.

  • What type of Information & Advice do you need to achieve your Project (Big Idea, Goal)? Please be specific in your request and include if you need FREE help or if you are offering payment.

    How would this information or advice benefit you or your group? What would it help you to do? What difference would the information or advice make to you or your group?

  • What types of Referrals, Introductions & Connections do you Need to achieve your Project (Big Idea, Goal)? Please be specific and briefly state why this would benefit you or your group.

    What types of Referrals, Introductions & Connections do you Need to do what you do better? Who would it be helpful for you to meet? Are you looking for company sponsorships for your Project, service or for an event?

    Are you seeking a Host Company to partner with in developing or marketing your Project (Big Idea, Goal)? Would you like to form a strategic alliance with a similar or complementary organization who would also benefit from your project? Are you seeking a nonprofit organization to be an umbrella organization under which you you will work while completing your project? Do you need a "Sponsor" Nonprofit, School, University, or Government Agency for your Project?

    Does your project need an actual physical workplace from which to work? Are you requesting workspace in a similar or complementary organization? Please be specific in requesting all of your needs and briefly state why this would benefit you or your organization. What difference would it make for you?

    In addition to posting your needs here, please remember that you can also post your request in the relevant sections of the FREE Classified Ads section of this website. There are several specific categories set up just for these types of requests that are listed in the Classified Ads.

  • Please be Specific about what items or services you purchase with donated money. This may inspire people to provide you with items and/or donate in-kind services. It could be that someone may be able to donate the needed goods or services without you having to spend $$$ on them.

    Example: Deploying Veteran Green Teams to do "Green Jobs"

    -->Solar Installation Training= $1,200 per person x 8 People= $9,600 total

    -->Final Testing & Certificaton= $250 per person x 8 People= $2,000 total

    -->Website Creation= $500

    -->Website Maintenance 1 year= $250

    -->Printing of Brochures & Business Cards= $300

    Final Total= $12, 650 needed to complete our project to train 8 Veterans to do solar installation.

  • Do you have any specific questions you would like to crowd source? Are you requesting feedback on any aspect of your Project (Big Idea, Goal)? If so, write your specific questions here.

    What would you like the community's help in answering? Let's get you the feedback that you need!

  • What do you need the public to do to support this project? How can the Community help? Please be specific about what type of action you would like people in the community to take on your behalf.

    Would you like people's help in pushing information about your Community Project out through their Social Media contacts? Would you like them to view more information posted elsewhere? Would you like people to fill out a survey, "Like" your organization on Facebook or help you increase awareness about your philanthropic organization and its services? Now is your chance to add any requests that do not neatly fit into other categories.

    Please click on all choices that apply. Please indicate the group(s) or individual(s) that will primarily benefit from your project. People often wish to search for and support projects that benefit specific groups or individuals. This answer will help them to find you.

  • Where do you expect to receive or utilize the Help of the Community? What is the primary location that benefits from your Project?

  • Please list the name of the city or cities that will most benefit from this project. People often wish to search for and support projects that are located in their own city or in their own local community. This answer will help them to find you.

  • Please list the name of the county or counties that will most benefit from this project. People often wish to search for and support projects that are located in their own or nearby counties. This answer will help them to find you.

  • Please list the name of the stare or states that will most benefit from this project. People often wish to search for and support projects that are located in their own state or in nearby states. This answer will help them to find you.

  • This question is especially important if you did not see the correct choice(s) for your project in the question above. Simply add the group(s) or individual(s) here. If you are satisfied with your answer above, simply skip this question.

  • Please type in the date that you hope to complete your project. That way people will know when to get their information, help, donations, etc. to you. By what date do you need to have the project completed?

  • Do you need help or assistance by a certain time or date? Do you need certain information, materials or resources before any impending milestones can be achieved? Is there an event date looming or a grant application due? What do you need and by when do you need it?

  • What are the next steps for you in moving your Project (Big idea, Goal) forward? What are you planning to do this week, this month, this year, etc. What is your timeline of activities?

  • In a few words, please describe what the finished product from this project will be. What will the finished project look like? What is the deliverable? For instance, a safe new children's playground or a new dog run where adoptable dogs can exercise and meet potential families, etc.

  • Is there anything else that has not yet been covered that you would like to ask for or communicate to the community? Is there anything you would like to add about your Project (Big Idea, Goal)? Is there anything you want people to know about the individual(s), group, team, school or organization that is proposing this project? Do you wish to include a personal note? Now is your chance! Good Luck!

    Optional--If you wish, you may include information on your project Team. This may be information that would be interesting for potential Mentors, Donors or Funding Organizations.You may want to include the background and expertise of the Team Members.

  • You can put the name of your Project or a person's name, if you wish...what ever you are comfortable with.

  • How can people reach you? If you, your organization, or your "Sponsor" organization has a contact e-mail and/or phone number, please type that in here.

    You may also create a Thumbnail description of your Project in the Classified Ads under "Project Contact Person" in the "Contact Project on CommunityCause.org" category in of this website. People can contact you there. This will also help you to keep your contact information private.

    If you are a nonprofit organization, you may create a profile in the Directory of this website and direct people to contact you via that profile. This will also help you to keep your contact information private. Please choose whichever option works best for you. How can people reach you? If you wish, you may create a Thumbnail description of your American Dream in the Classified Ads of this website and ask people to contact you there. This will also help you to keep your contact information private.

    If a you are a Nonprofit organization, School/University, a Philanthropic group or if one of these types of organizations is sponsoring you, they can create a Profile in the Directory of this website and people can contact you through the "contact us" option there.

  • Where can people get more information about your Project?

  • If you are a Nonprofit group or are being sponsored by a Nonprofit, you may request cash donations. We do not take a percentage of the money donated.

    You will need to send your EIN Nonprofit Tax ID number, the name of the statutory agent of your organization, the name of the nonprofit organization, a contact phone number and a contact e-mail address.

    Once we confirm that you are an actual nonprofit organization, you will be set up to receive donations from the public.

    You can submit the rest of this listing form right now as it is and we can add the donation option later. Just submit what you have already written and we will move to the nonprofit confirmation stage and add that capability later. Please send us the nonprofit ID numbers and contact information via the "Contact Us" option on this website if you do not have it available right now. Thanks!

  • For Nonprofit organizations only. Please, put the exact URL to the website page that has the information about donating to your Nonprofit organization and the Donation Button. See the information in the question above for the directions for enabling this capacity.

  • A Sponsor is not needed to propose a "Big Idea" or a Goal.

    All of the Projects do need to have a Sponsor Organization. It may be a Nonprofit, a School/University, a Government Agency, a Faith Organization or a Philanthropic Organization/Foundation. If you are one of these types of organizations then you serve as your own sponsor of a Project.

    If you are an individual, a family or a group that does not have a Sponsor Organization, do not worry. You may still submit this Project Proposal, but we cannot post it until a Sponsor Organization is found. We will try to help you find one or give you advice on which organizations may want to partner with you. You can also post a FREE Classified Ad under the category, "Projects Seeking Organization Partner" to find a group who shares your mission.

    Why do we request that you have a Sponsor organization? Our whole goal on this website is to build community and join like minded people and organizations who share a mission. It also gives community members more faith that the project that they are giving time, talents and donations to is legitimate. Also, organizations often have information or connections that can help you to complete your Project more quickly. Organizations may even decide to seek other organizations to partner with in order to effectively complete their own Project.

    If you do not yet have a Sponsor Organization, please type in "Sponsor Organization Needed" in the answer field to continue filling out the form.

  • Please type in the address and general phone number of your Sponsor Organization. Please also type in the name, phone number and e-mail address of your specific contact person at the Sponsor Organization.

    If you do not yet have a Sponsor Organization, please type in "Sponsor Organization Needed" in the answer field to continue filling out the form. We can help to find you a Sponsor Organization who shares your mission and will help you with your project.

  • For Nonprofit organizations only. Please, put the exact URL to the website page that has the information about donating to your Nonprofit organization and the Donation Button. See the information in the question above for the directions for enabling this capacity.

  • For School Projects, Teen Action Group (T.A.G.) Team Projects and Kids Can Change the World projects we need the Name, e-mail address and phone number of the Adult who is responsible for supervising everyone under 18 years of age. This information is required before we post those projects that are mainly run by children & teens. Please let us know if you want us to keep that person's contact information private.

  • If you would like, you may attach a photo for your project.

    What photo best represents the project that you are creating?

    Please note: We may not always be able to display your photograph if the picture quality or size of the picture does not display well on our website.

  • Do you have a video that best represents the project that you are creating?

    Please note: We may not always be able to display your video.

    If you are not sure and would like to open another window to read the Project Descriptions--Click Here People often wish to search for and support certain types or categories of projects. This answer will help them to find you and your project.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
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