Project Management Day of Service™ (PMDoS™) 2016
Vol. 3, Issue 3 Newsletter

February 17,  2016

On January 18, 2016, Martin Luther King Day, a national day of service, 350 project management volunteers and subject matter experts in the areas of strategy, technology, human resources, marketing, and finance came together to support 150 leaders from nonprofit organizations at the University of Maryland’s Adele Stamp Student Union for the second annual Project Management Day of Service.

University of Maryland professor, Dr. Qingbin Cui of the UMD Project Management Center of Excellence, graciously welcomed the participants.  The keynote speaker, Mr. William Hills, EVM and CIO at Navy Federal Credit Union spoke enthusiastically on the subject of mission-based nonprofit service. Navy Federal Credit Union was the 2015 winner of the Project Management Institute International PMO of the year.

Maria Contreras-Sweet, the 24th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and a member of President Obama’s cabinet, closed the event with a stirring presentation on the impact of making a difference to support our local communities and reminding us all that nonprofits are first and foremost small businesses.

She also shared her own “ISCOPE4CHANGE” quote – “Social Entreps build communities and families!“ 

Read more about the event on our website, including the full P
ress Release.

A big thank you to Bruce Guthrie Photo for volunteering as event photographer! Check back frequently as we are posting new PMDoS 2016 event pictures and videos daily!

Don’t Forget to Submit Your Post-Event Survey!

Thank you again for participating as a volunteer for PMDoS 2016. We heard from many participants that they found the day fulfilling and worthwhile. In order to continuously improve PMDoS, we would like to get your feedback. We welcome all ideas for making the next event even better.

Please complete the on-line survey at by February 22, 2016!

Thank You to our PMDoS 2016 Sponsors: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, UMD PMCE, & BIS Global!

An all-volunteer, pro bono event of this magnitude would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. 

Hewlett Packard Enterprise, known for its commitment to project management and pro bono volunteering, was once again a leading financial supporter of PMDoS.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry-leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry's most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, their technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure. By uniting people, ideas and technology they are also helping solve some of the world’s toughest social and environmental challenges. Learn more at

The University of Maryland Project Management Center for Excellence (UMD PMCE) is the first program in an engineering school to be accredited by the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Global Accreditation Center. UMD PCE has also been designated by PMI as a “Global Registered Educational Provider.” This program is widely viewed by its peers as among the very best.  In addition to graciously hosting PMDoS and providing financial support, UMD PMCE provided the venue, all the tables, pens and paper tablets for the Scoping Teams.

BIS Global, a longstanding supporter of the nonprofit community, provided generous financial support and use of CharityEngine. CharityEngine has best integrated hosting with the most intuitive and forward-thinking donor management, fundraising and online communications tools imaginable for NPOs. CharityEngine has helped us grow the PMDoS mission and prepared us for the power of big data!”

BIS Global is a leader in providing secure, flexible, cost-effective hosting for business-critical applications and hosting infrastructure. They have built one of the foremost solutions for integrated customer relationship management (CRM), email and website management. To learn more about the power of CharityEngine and what BIS Global can do for your organization, contact Leigh Kessler (

These three sponsors were critical to making PMDoS 2016 such a success! A BIG THANK YOU!

Project Management Day of Service Getting Worldwide Attention!

Thanks to the overwhelming success of the 2015 and 2016 events and the opportunity for project management professionals the world over to hear our founders talk about PMDoS through the International Project Management Day event, PMDoS is getting international attention!  We have received inquiries from PMI Chapters from as far away as Brisbane, Australia!

See and hear our founders in action!

Project Management Day of Service 2017 is Going Region-Wide!

Yes, you heard right! PMDoS is going region-wide in 2017! Region Five represents the fourteen PMI chapters in Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Washington DC.  Project Management for Change will be launching its 2017 planning efforts to pull off the biggest pro bono project management effort to date on Monday, January 16, 2017.

Interested in holding your own PMDoS?

Work is progressing on updating the PMDoS Playbook based on the lessons learned from the 2016 event.  This Playbook will become the complete guidance manual for setting up a PMDoS PMO and planning and executing a PMDoS event.  For further information, contact

Project Management Day of Service 2017 !

What makes a successful PMDoS?  YOU, the PMDoS PMO, the Subject Matter Experts, and the Project Managers!  We are planning the whalapalooza of all PMDoS’ in 2017 and we need a lot of special people to help us make it the BEST EVER!


We need:
  • A special team of coordinators to help us liaise with PMI chapters
  • PMO volunteers to plan & prepare for the 2017 region-wide event
  • A wide range of expertise, including Graphics/Printing, Marketing, Business Development, Technology, HR, Finance, Press & Media, Social Media, Communications, and of course, Project Management!
Register as a volunteer now! 

Support  Project Management Day of Service 2017

Planning for PMDoS 2017 is starting NOW!  Whether you can volunteer or not, you can still support PMDoS 2017 by:

1. Donating in one of these three ways
All donations go directly to Project Management for Change, a 501(c)(3) organization and may be tax deductible. 

2. Talking to Your Corporate Sponsorship Department 

Sponsoring PMDoS is a great way for your firm to reach the thousands of project managers and nonprofit organizations participating in the event. 

For more information or for customized sponsorship packages, email or see the Sponsor Page of PMDoS site for more information

3. Supporting PMDoS While You Shop!

Making ALL your AMAZON purchases through AMAZONSmiles is another great way to help nonprofits in our area achieve their important humanitarian goals. When you shop at, a portion of all Amazon sales will be donated to PMDoS. Shop Now

4. Getting social 

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 that will appear on your LinkedIn account.

 Twitter users please follow @PMDoS16 and retweet postings.

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

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Support PMDoS while doing your AMAZON shopping!

When you shop at, a portion of all Amazon sales will be donated to PMDoS


Thanks to our sponsors!



Thank you to all of our 2016 Founding Sponsors