Literature Review

Help Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute summarize important information and create an outline of relevant findings from white papers or research reports.
Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute
Denver, CO, USA
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Denver, CO, USA


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Posted July 31st

Project Details

What We Need
  • A report summarizing key information from white papers or research reports (50 total pages maximum)
  • Written qualitative analysis and findings related to the Organization's research goals
Additional Details

What is the value of having a diverse, vibrant, and unique local economy? At RMMFI, we work with entrepreneurs who are artists, healers, self-taught chefs, and visionaries who start unique businesses designed to meet underserved market segments. Beyond the individual wealth generation potential, what are the community-wide benefits to local entrepreneurship? How do unique businesses that offer products and services not found at mainstream retailers enhance communities? What does research show?

What We Have In Place
  • We have some ideas for exploration/research/literature reviews in this space, and are looking for a volunteer with a research background with a curious mindset to help collect and synthesize reports, literature, and research to help answer these keep questions about local economic vibrancy, uniqueness, and value-add for the community.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $7,888 , allowing us to direct more funds directly to entrepreneurs as they launch, grow, and adapt their business amidst COVID-19.

Community impact is important to RMMFI. Beyond the individual entrepreneur, we know there are community-wide benefits to local entrepreneurship and vibrant local economies. This project will help us better understand those community-wide impacts. As RMMFI looks to expand to new communities, this background research combined with our internal data will help us Build the Case for Support as we launch in communities across the state.

Project Plan

Prep: Distribution of Information & Goal Setting
  • Volunteer Manager outlines the Organization's research goals, and shares the specific white papers or research reports to be read and summarized with the Professional
  • Volunteer Manager explains how the information will be used (e.g., program design, internal report, one-pager)
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional agree on a general outline for the format of the summary and analysis document
Milestone 1: Qualitative Analysis & Research
  • Professional reads white papers and/or reports and begins to summarize findings
Milestone 2: Draft Analysis Shared
  • Professional shares the preliminary draft of the summary and analysis with the Volunteer Manager
  • Volunteer Manager provides feedback
Milestone 3: Final Deliverable
  • Professional delivers a final version of the summary and analysis
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About The Org

Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute
Our Mission

The Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute (RMMFI) is a community creating economic and social mobility through entrepreneurship. We help curious people transform into serious entrepreneurs through personal, business, and financial investments.

What We Do

RMMFI builds community wealth through strategic investments in people and businesses. We support the unique journey of each entrepreneur by offering a proven path (Idea, Launch, Thrive) with dedicated support (classroom, coaching, community, and capital).