Projects are the highest level of information with respect to your work in FieldDoc. A user can create multiple projects in their account and from there, step through the process of adding metrics, sites and practices. Before we tackle all of that, let's look at the high level details of a project.
What is a project?
In FieldDoc, a single project should align with the area and activities that are associated with one grant in one funding opportunity.
How do I build my project in FieldDoc?
We’re going to step through each component of building a project out and maintaining it.
Create a new project
- Click the green plus circle
Step through the fields to enter in all of your general project details. These should match the information that you are sharing through your grant proposal, if applicable.
- Name. Create a project name. In some cases you will be creating this project for a grant program. If this is the case, use your existing grant title as the project name. If you have further questions you can always reach out to your grant program contact.
- Description. Add a description. Keep it simple and use the summary from your grant proposal.
- Organization. Organization will be pre-populated. You can add collaborators at a future screen.
- Grant Program. Don't forget to assign your project to the grant program that you are submitting this proposal to or that is already funding this project. NOTE: This step is super important because it will determine what practices, metrics, and models are available for your project.
- Privacy. Choose the correct privacy setting. You can choose the privacy setting at the project level or if there are only certain locations that need to remain private you can toggle on privacy at those specific locations.
- Important: Click the Green Check Circle to save your work.
Project Landing Page
You will now be brought to the project landing page. On the right hand navigation you want to step through each of those icons to input more details about your project.
Project Funding Program
When you first created the project, you assigned it to a Grant Program that exists in FieldDoc. If, for some reason, you need to edit the grant program associated with this project, do so from this page. Remember, your project must have a grant program assigned to it for the practice types and estimated calculations to function properly.
Helpful Funding Program Tip!
If you change the grant program, metrics and geographies identified by the program administrators will change as well and may cause inaccurate updates to your project information.
- Add or remove project members. Remember that given access rights to this project will have full access to all editing capabilities, so make sure you grant these permissions only to people you want to have full access. Project members must have a FieldDoc Account set up to be added.
Add or remove project partners. If applicable, enter the matching contribution and a brief description for each partner organization. Note that this list of organizations will cascade to any sites and practices that you add to this project. From there you’ll have the option to show how you allocated matching funds and services at each site you create for the project. Tip: If the organization you enter doesn’t exist, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll make sure it is added ASAP.
- Enter the organization Name. Confirm.
- On the next page, enter the dollar amount for any matching contributions provided by the partner. You can add a description as well if needed.
- You can edit and delete partnership organizations at any time by clicking on the edit or trash icons.
- The metrics listed here include those that you as a user created and any available through the Funding Opportunity program. The Funding Opportunity Administrator(s) identifies the metrics that they want included.
- To add metrics from the list, scroll through the Available Metrics to choose one to add. Add it to your list of Active Targets by clicking on the circled plus sign.
- Once you’ve added a metric by clicking on the circled plus sign, you’ll want to set your target by adding in the value your project will achieve for that metric. You’ll be able to allocate your project totals for each metric at a site and practice scale.
- TIP: Click on the check mark to save your targets. You’ll want to do this before navigating away from the page so that your work is not lost.
- The Funding Program Administrators may offer a choice of tags to assign to your project. Read through the available tags to determine if any apply to your work. If you have questions about what to choose, reach out to your program contact.