There are many ways that your team can implement your ideas or share your findings to make an impact.
Implement your idea: Your team can hold an event to test a prototype or service. Even implementing something for a day is the first step to build a sustainable solution. Use these events to get feedback on ways to improve services, to get data on how many people may be interested in your solution, and to make an impact in your users lives!
Pass off your idea to partners: Your team can pass off working prototypes to community partners for them to support your users. For a pass-off to be successful, your team will need to consider how much extra work your solution may place upon your community partner and the added benefit to your partner's core services. Successful partnerships typically happen when your solution makes it easier for the partner to do their job and has limited added cost to your partner.
It is very important to show your partner gratitude and give something tangible and helpful to your partner as a way to thank them for their support. You should also thank your mentor for their support by showing them what you made.
In Spring 2015, DFA Northwestern pushed teams to make a tangible deliverable, such as a storybook, a map of volunteer guide, one-pager of service description and blueprint, and a pamphlet illustrating various resources for the homeless, to pass off to the community partners at the end of the quarter. DFA NU held a final review a week early to account time for teams to meet with their community partner to hand off the prototype at the end of the quarter.