I use this request triage that could create projects from tasks if needed.
Just note that the subtasks of the task will be converted to main tasks in the new project.
And that custom fields values will be carried over to the project if those fields are added to the portfolio the project is added to.
Another great use case for this workflow of interest to nonprofits is Grants/Funding Proposals.
The strength of this workflow is that the footprint in Asana never exceeds the need:
At the start, you have a potential need/idea/candidate/etc. for which you only need a lightweight workflow: one task.
If approved/won/hired/etc., then you may need a bigger footprint: a project. Options are to convert the task to a project, or perhaps in some workflows, just create a new project from a template, and multi-home the existing task into it, as a link back to that entity’s life while still in the funnel.
Very useful; thanks!!
And if one is having trouble deciding whether or not something fits in a task (with subtasks) or needs a project, see my workshop (done with the Asana Education team):