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Project Drafts

Project Drafts provide buyers with the ability to work on projects in Bonfire without having to set dates and worry about the project automatically opening. Projects can be worked on for as long as is needed, and collaboration among project participants can be facilitated using the Internal Discussion threads.

When ready, the Project Owner can formally publish the Opportunity. Project Owners can additionally invite internal stakeholders to collaborate within Bonfire during the draft stage. (see User Roles in Bonfire)

Creating a Project Draft

To create a Project Draft, start by clicking on the 'Add Project Draft' button to the right of the Project Drafts section of your dashboard. 


The Create New Draft pop-up will appear. You will notice this is similar to the first step when creating a new project with the dates portion absent. Fill out the details (Project Name, Project Type, Attributes, Etc.) as you normally would.


Once all the required fields are filled out, click on Save. The draft will be created and listed in the Project Drafts section of your dashboard. 


Click on the Project Name to access the Draft Project Details. From here, you will work on your Draft the same way you would with any other project. 



Adding Editors/Observers to a Project Draft

Editors and Observers can be added to a Project Draft under the People section by clicking on the Manage button drop-down.

An editor can view all components of a Project Draft. Editors can make changes to a Project Draft, however, they cannot publish a draft.

An observer can view all components of a Project Draft but cannot make any changes to it.



Publishing a Project Draft

When you are ready to make this a Live project, select Publish Project from the Actions menu. 


Before the Draft can be Published, you must input your reference number, select the project visibility and select applicable dates. This pop-up will appear after selecting Publish Project from the Draft. Please note, a project cannot go back to Draft mode after being published. 


After publishing, you will be brought to the Project Details page for this now Active project. The project will now be accessible from the Active Projects section of your dashboard. You will also notice the project status has moved from Draft to Pending (may show Open in the event your project has opened for submissions). 



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