Project Management Day of Service™ (PMDoS™)

April 11,  2016

PM4Change Founder, Laura Barnard, Brings PMDoS Message To PMI Region 5!

We were in Norfolk, VA, last week speaking to PMI board members from all over Region Five, representing the fourteen chapters in Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Washington, DC.  They spoke of the success of the 2015 and 2016 event, and the planning currently underway by Project Management for Change to pull off the biggest pro bono project management effort to date on Monday, January 16, 2017 with a region-wide event.  Also, the development of the “PMDoS Playbook” and licensing program was introduced as the definitive guidance for planning and hosting your own PMDoS event.  Stay tuned for further information, or contact to learn more.

PMIEF Recognizes Past Pro Bono Award Recipient!

Our sponsor, PMI Educational Foundation is celebrating the 2016 Community Advancement through Project Management Award, and recognizing past recipient Jessica Berrada, Project Management Professional (PMP®), who was the award recipient in the individual category in 2014.  Jessica’s volunteer work as the President and CEO of the Commissioned by Christ (CBC) nonprofit organization exemplifies the value of project management in delivering nonprofit missions.

CBC is an organization dedicated to leading mission trips both within the U.S. and in developing countries to target poverty and deliver monetary and moral support to underserved populations.  Je
ssica used her project management expertise to deliver mission “projects” on schedule and within budget.  Read more of Jessica’s story here.

If this story reminds you of a project manager who has made pro bono contributions to enhance the capacity of a nonprofit organization, please encourage him/her to apply for the 2016 Community Advancement through Project Management Award here.

Project Management for Change, the nonprofit organization that is responsible for PMDoS, is accepting applications for volunteer PM coaches and indications of interest from nonprofits.

What is the PM4Change Coaching program?
This is a volunteer run coaching program to support the PMDoS nonprofits by answering project management questions and providing support and resources to the nonprofits as they work on their projects.

Why are we doing this?
So, the nonprofit got their project scoped and a work plan created, but now what? We had two great PMDoS events in the DC area, but we want to have a greater impact than even our awesome single day event can create!

We want to make sure your efforts are leading to the best project outcomes and that our nonprofits don’t get stuck when trying to complete those projects. We are calling PM volunteers to help us support the nonprofits in finishing their projects by providing ongoing coaching and support to them through our private Facebook group (with opportunities to participate in other coaching services over the coming months).

How much time do I have to commit?
As little or as much as you can! We are running a private group for the PMDoS nonprofits and will look for volunteers to help us answer project management questions so the nonprofits can keep moving on getting their work done.

Sign up
here to volunteer as a coach.

Are you a nonprofit that could use some additional project management guidance? Click here to sign up. There is no cost for this program. We will answer your project management questions, point you to free resources, and help you keep your project(s) moving!

Additional information will be made available to those that sign up for the program.

Thank You to Our PMDoS 2016 Sponsors: ATEM Group, Potomac Management Resources, and PMO Strategies!

Our story of thanksgiving continues with three more Sponsors who joined us in hosting this all-volunteer, pro bono world-changing event!  Project Management for Change would like to
SHOUT OUT and acknowledge the support of the great folks at ATEM Group, Potomac Management Resources, and PMO Strategies in this issue

ATEM Group has been a strong supporter of PMDoS, providing strong support, as well as great raffle prizes!  Contact ATEM when you are looking for the right people to complete your puzzle through their many training programs!

Potomac Management Resources (PMR), a full-service association management company, is a loyal Founding Sponsor, who provided supplies and materials to help make the event day a success.  Contact them today for help with all your event and association needs!

PMO Strategies, a Founding Sponsor, was again a generous supporter through in-kind services, financial contributor, and raffle prize donator. Click here to learn about their training, consulting and coaching services. In addition to being a large supporter of PMDoS and the nonprofits we serve, PMO Strategies serves many local and global nonprofit organizations by helping them build their own internal project management capability through their right-sized consulting, training and coaching programs.

Help Us Do It All AGAIN!

Planning for PMDoS 2017 is starting NOW!  

A Unique Leadership Opportunity Awaits You with Project Management for Change!!

Are you interested in furthering your career, building your network of professionals, making new friends, strengthening your leadership skills, learning and gaining resume building experience in new areas, and revolutionizing the project management profession?

Want to have more meaning in your life? Then become a Project Management for Change volunteer!

PM4Change has an incredible opportunity for you to do something that is satisfying and of great service to your community using your professional experience and expertise.

Over the last 2 years PMDoS, thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers, has helped over 200 nonprofit organizations in the U.S. scope and plan their most pressing organizational initiative

We love the work we are doing with PMDoS, but why stop there? As project managers, we know we aren’t done when the plan is built. Project Management for Change plans to implement programs to further support the nonprofit community in delivering on their projects. We are seeking responsible individuals to help us deliver these new services, as well as continue to grow our fabulous Project Management Day of Service event. Stay tuned to our newsletters where we will unveil our plans for taking this event global over the next year.

Need more reasons to volunteer?
EARN PDUs: In addition to PDUs for your volunteer time, volunteers will be invited to attend FREE seminars provided by PM4Change on relevant project management topics.

here to see a listing of all open volunteer positions.

Other ways you can support our shared mission:

1. Donate to help us fund the next PMDoS

2. Tell your corporate social responsibility and marketing departments about us!
Sponsoring PMDoS is a great way for your firm to reach the tens of thousands of project managers and nonprofit organizations participating in PMDoS events both here and around the world
For more information or for customized sponsorship packages, email or see the Sponsor Page.

3. Support PMDoS while you shop!
When you shop
AMAZON using this link, a portion of all Amazon sales will be donated to PM4Change.

4. Talk about it
Help spread the great work of PMs in our area! Reach out to fellow project managers and ask them to sign up as volunteers, donate, fundraise or encourage corporate sponsorship! Together, we raise the profile of project management while helping nonprofit organizations in our communities do more!
 LinkedIn Users - Follow Project Management for Change then Like/ Comment/ Share the PMDoS updates.

 Twitter users please follow @PMDoS16 and retweet postings.

 Facebook users please Like/ Comment/ Share our posts to the Project Management Day of Service page.

Watch the PMDoS Founders explain the good work of PMDoS!
Click here to watch

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Thanks to our top level sponsors!



Thank you to all of our 2016 Founding Sponsors