10 Questions that Your Peers Are Asking

  • Tell me about your group.
  • What would you and your group like to do?  How did you come up with this idea?
  • Beyond the circle of people who came up with this idea, how have others in your neighborhood been involved with thinking about this idea and coming up with your plan?
  • If funding was available for this project right now, what would be the first thing you would do to get started?
  •  What signs do you see that people will be ready to dig in and get started when you receive some funding?
  • What do you think will be the most challenging part of doing what you have in mind?  Can you think of another time when you faced a similar challenge?  How did that work out? What did you learn from that experience that you think could help you with this project?
  • How did your group decide to apply for a grant for this idea?  Tell me about the conversation.
  • If we could zoom forward a year and look back at the work of your group, what difference would you see from the idea you’re working on now?
  • Where do you think this project will lead you?  What would you do as a follow-up to this project?
  • What besides money would help you be successful with this idea?

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