The first step in selecting the Capstone Project that’s right for you is to figure out the best way to get involved by assessing what exists in your community, what the need is and how you can position yourself to best support organizations doing great work.
Capstone projects are a nice way for participants to apply their learning. We recommend that participants pursue Capstone Projects after they’ve developed a working understanding of social justice and philanthropy. In the following sections, you’ll find a variety of project ideas and resources that will require varying levels of knowledge and skill. We’ve ordered the list according to level of sophistication and intensity. The year-long program that inspired this toolkit included a grant making capstone, in which participants issued a Request for Proposals to advance the Andrus Family Fund’s mission and commitment to social justice philanthropy. For shorter programs, we recommend pursuing “lighter” capstone options.