Once you’ve properly followed the above steps, you are a lot closer to securing grants, loans, investors, and so on, because the prior steps are what investors look for in a project.
Fundraising targets need to be practical and realistic.
Also creative: $20,000 sounds like a lot, but it’s far more easy to consider when one considers that’s the same as 200 people investing $100.
Also consider that you’ll need to be able to articulate realistic revenue-generating ideas for your community. Again: we can help, but note that your community is not a charity case. All communities possess extremely high value. We’ll show you how.
Q: how do you know you're ready to move to the next step?
Your team is ready to move to the next step (ACTIVATION) when you:
have a realistic fundraising plan in alignment with your design and vision
is supported by a leadership team and the community you represent
the vision itself well-articulated in easy-to-understand terms
each implementation step associated with key performance indicators (KPI)
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