Public Health - Design
It’s time to design a meaningful action project and connect with your global peers to make an impact. Use this simple Action Planning Worksheet to help you design a meaningful action project.
1) Action Plan
Follow the action planning worksheet to help flush out your action project idea and make sure you complete all necessary tasks to implement a successful action project. Be as thorough as possible!
Although many projects can be implemented at no cost, larger projects may require some funds. Often local businesses, faith-based, and community based organizations are willing to donate goods and services for projects that are benefiting the local community.
If you are seeking funds to conduct your project it will be vital that you create a budget. The budget will serve as a descriptive account of what revenues you will receive outside of the funds you are seeking and what expenses you expect to incur. It is critical to take the time to thoroughly produce as accurate budget as possible. Please follow the Action Project Budget template which compares projected and actual expenses and revenues. It is also helpful to report back your budget after completing your project to make sure expenses are justified.
4) Data Collection
In order to ensure that your project is meeting the goals you define for it in the action planning worksheet it will be vital you also design data collection instruments. This can range from a very simple sign in sheet which takes down basic demographic information of those in attendance to more complex surveys. It is always best to start small but remember to seek guidance from your mentors, fellow GCC leaders, and GCC program staff to get some ideas on how to collect data to evaluate your programs.
Another great way to ensure you have planned out an effective action project is to discuss it with your peers. Many of your peers globally may have experience planning similar projects and as a part of the Global Citizen Corps network, they can really help you design your project. So, post your action plan on the GCC website!