Stories from the Elevator Project

Check out the work thus far. We've been matching community ideas with community investment. Have an idea that will make Guelph Great? Want to make a difference in your community, but don't know where to start? Contact us!

Round 3 begins!!!

28 October

We’re baaaack!! After another year of awesome projects, great feedback, learning and tweaking, we’ve returned for yet another round of an even newer and more improved Elevator Project process. Idea Makers kicked it into high gear last Tuesday at EP’s JumpStart orientation, where attendees got the inside scoop on this year’s process and its improvements […]

ROUND THREE IS HERE!

19 October

Now 81% more awesome. After giving away more than $115,000 in resources during Round Two, The Elevator Project returns better than ever! We spent the summer evaluating how we have been doing by listening hard to all of your feedback. Then we tore apart the process and redesigned it based on what you told us. […]

The Big Show: It’s Time to Celebrate Community Change-making!

20 May

Yes, folks, it’s time. Our wonderful ideamakers have put so much work into creating proposals that will make Guelph great, and now we showcase their amazing projects revealing which have already attracted investment. It’s also your opportunity, as a community-benefit-project enthusiast, to invest in the awesome! Just by showing up to celebrate community change-making with […]

How to Make a Great Video

23 April

Video is a great way to tell people about your project. We have collected some great tips for shooting yourself on video from Nick Montgomery of Merc Media: – Place the camera at eye level. Use a tripod (if available), or any stable surface that is level with your eye. The camera shouldn’t be shooting […]

What Coming Up in April?

20 April

We’re kicking into high gear as the Elevator Academy winds down and the countdown towards the Big Show continues. The community vote is in, the community panel has scored the projects, and Gabrielle is busy rounding up investors to enable this year’s Idea Makers to put their projects into action! With all the goings-on, it […]

Workshops Rescheduled!

13 April

Good News! The last of the Elevator Academy workshops, that had been postponed, have been rescheduled. Yes, two missing sessions of the Elevator Academy project-planning training series have been set for the next couple of weeks: This week, on April 16th, join us for Communicating your idea part 2 – ‘Getting your idea out there […]