Hi Everyone, I went a bit of a different direction and evaluated a part of the non-profit sector involving citizen science applications. I approached it essentially as if I was advising a corporate donor of some sort .
In terms of reflections, I found this to be a difficult approach. First it is rather broad to analyze an entire sector (I narrowed it to a fairly specific focus), and second much of the typical venture analysis is difficult to use in a not-for-profit model. I wasn’t so much looking at market segments and growth, but evaluating if this is a worthy area for donation. I puzzled for some time as to how to best break down my analysis.
That said, it was an excellent exercise going forward. Sifting through a lot of this information and looking at the pros and cons of these applications is certainly going to help me with the next assignments. Also I had to face the complexities of evaluating potential uses for apps. You might guess I am looking to pitch a citizen science app, and you’d be right!
Having just started out in the program I was also hesitant to use any new formats, so it is a regular PDF.
I appended a flyer and the end from the Fraser Valley Conservancy whose Executive Director kindly agree to give me some information. It is both a thank you to her and a static visual of what a citizen science app would do/look like. Sorry I couldn’t reduce it, but the frogs look good.