As a Service organisation, we are known for all the work and projects we do within our community. Sometime the project is staring at us and we just do it, but sometimes we need some inspiration.
One idea is to ask and involve the community itself, this has a number of great advantages:- It add value to the community as they choose it, it raises the profile of Rotary within the community, it empowers the community and may attract new members to Rotary.
Communicate out to the community via all means possible, (direct face-face interest meeting, social media, radio stations, etc) that you are looking for a sustainable project for the local community. Tell them that the aim of the project is to benefit the community and leave a legacy for a generation. The only stipulation is it fits with one of rotary’s six areas of focus.
Once you have the project you can start planning & organising working with your community to design a sustainable project. Set service goals and start tracking your progress.
Once started you will need to start acquiring resources. Use the community to find volunteers, partners, and support the project. Look at local businesses the project will fit in with the Corporate Social Responsibility remit.
You may need financial support so look at fundraising in the community, look at our Foundation grants system to support the need. Why not look at working with other Rotarian’s.
It is important to keep all parties on board so during the implementation keep volunteers and supporters engaged and informed of the progress using social media and regular updates.
Once completed celebrate your project’s success with the community and partners and share the good news. Why not arrange a thank you get together (potential membership maybe with the support off a membership or PI grant from District .
Ok, What’s stopping you, Ready, set, now go!… Rotary Connects the World.