Now that you have the basics of your Community Collaboration project, it’s time to learn more about what it can become. This is the Ideation stage of the Design Thinking process. The goal is to learn more about the people you’re hoping to serve or impact. Determine if there are others doing a similar project that you can learn from or collaborate with. What kinds of revenues might be possible? Are there funders interested in the topic area or activity you’re planning?
The good news is that finding this kind of information is really easy, thanks to the Internet. We have access to loads of data that can help us quickly figure out that we need to tweak our project because someone else is doing exactly the same thing or because our audience is too big.