San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 06, 2014
Community is very important to Reema Shah, who is constantly looking for ways to provide help, serve and support to organizations that often serve as an invaluable lifeline to those in need. Setting aside time and energy for community involvement has always been amongst Shah’s highest priorities, and has afforded her multiple opportunities to make a genuine and tangible difference for those in the most need.
Successful community service, as Reema Shah knows, requires careful planning, coordination and research. Each and every opportunity to give back should be taken seriously, says Shah, as you want the service you’re providing to have a maximum impact for those who depend on it. Making the most of your opportunity is essential to being of the best service you can be to your local community, and to making a real and positive impact on people’s lives.
For those seeking to create a community service project, something that is of genuine community benefit, it’s necessary to establish clear objectives, to map out a clear plan, and to ensure you have the resources and coordination necessary to make it a success. Below, Reema Shah seeks to educate aspiring community project creators on what is needed to carry out your community service vision.
Define your Objective
It’s important, says Reema Shah, to first establish the important issues facing your local community. Take the time, either by yourself or with a group of friends, to brainstorm what your community needs, making a list of any the concerns and/or issues that can best benefit from active involvement.
Determine Your Resources
Once you’ve identified the problems or issues your community is facing, and have determined which issue(s) you’d like to take on, says Reema Shah, work on determining the resources at your disposal to effectively begin work on your project. Determine the financial and on-the-ground support and/or backing that may be available to you and your group, as well as how those resources can best, or at least adequately, serve you cause or your undertaking.
What Do You Hope To Accomplish?
Give your project an appropriate label or name, and work with your team on developing a succinct mission statement that best encompasses what it is you’d like to achieve. Be sure to establish a mission that appropriately reflects your project’s goals, and that is clear and easily understood by all involved. Next, says Reema Shah, determine both the short-term and long-term objectives of your project, as well as the specific tasks that will need to be completed each step of the way. During this stage of planning, be sure to set deadlines for each task’s completion, and make everyone aware of what their specific tasks are, and when they need to be finished.
Budget and Fundraising
Once you’ve determined you’re mission, your vision and the specific tasks needed to accomplish your project’s goals, says Reema Shah, begin work on preparing your budget, i.e. the minimum costs required to adequately support your project. Once you’ve established your budget, determine how you and your group are going to approach the fundraising stage, essential to raising the financial support needed to fulfill your budgetary requirements and project functionality.