Enactus teams are known for their ability to #seeopportunity where others see challenges. This is the starting point for any great project.
So, how does one #seeopportunity? Here are a few ideas to help you get started:
Volunteer In Your Community
Many community groups and organizations are already creating meaningful change in your community. Encourage your members to donate their time to various causes to get a sense for where potential project opportunities may lie.
Stay informed and research various issues within your community or abroad. Follow like-minded organizations on social media platforms like Twitter and be sure to stay up-to-date on current events.
Build a Strong Public Profile
Many great opportunities aren’t seen by the Enactus team themselves. In fact, many ideas develop after a community member or campus administrator learns what Enactus is about and approaches the team with a challenge they have identified.
Now’s the time to think big and not to place constraints upon yourself and your team. Take a look at some of the biggest issues facing the world such as poverty, climate change, water and sanitation – to name a few – and research how these issues apply in a local context.
Hold an Idea Challenge
Open up idea generation to the entire student body! Build your awareness and profile on campus by challenging students to come forward with project ideas.
Ultimately, the best ways to #seeopportunity and begin the process of starting a project involve getting out and engaging your community.