Project Management Day of Service™ (PMDoS™) 2016
University of Maryland 9 AM - 3 PM

January 2016 eNewsletter – 1st Edition 

PMDoS is less than three weeks away and we need more volunteers!

ONLY 10 DAYS LEFT TO SIGN UP! REGISTRATION CLOSES ON 1/10/16. Tell your friends to sign up now!

PMDoS will take place:
  • On Monday, January 18, 2016 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
  • At the University of Maryland, Adele Stamp Student Union Building, College Park, MD, 20742
  • New! ONLY ONE SESSION! 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please note: there will no longer be separate morning and afternoon sessions.
Thanks to all who have already registered! We continue sending logistics emails volunteers now. If you have not received an email (and have checked your spam folder), then you are not yet registered as a volunteer for the event. Volunteer now!

Please Note: If you filled out a sign up form or dropped your card at one of our exhibit tables, you have only subscribed to the Newsletter – you are not yet registered for the event.

If you have not yet registered: Register to volunteer now! The registration deadline is Midnight, January 10, 2016!

Still have questions?  Email

Why is our service so important?

Let some 2015 PMDoS volunteers answer that!

“It gave my day a sense of purpose.”

“It is such a good feeling to focus on others.”

“It’s a GRRREAT thing to do!”

“This Day of Service is inspiring, fun, and productive.”

"I would tell any company looking to get involved, “Hop aboard now! This philanthropic ride is just getting started!"
-- Project Management Day of Service Founding Sponsor CharityEngine

Here is an example of what you can help to achieve:

Here is another example of what you can help to achieve:

Name: Gabriela Cadena, PMP, CERT, ALB/ACB

Occupation:  Contractor, National Institute for Health and Welfare

Motivation:  As a Cornellian and a Cornell Tradition Fellow, I follow Cornell University’s founding principle that “anyone can study anything” and so I feel a strong connection to the Project Management Day of Service (PMDoS). I always look for ways to give back to society.

PMDoS 2015 Experience:  Working with the PMDoS PMO team, I’ve met and deepened my relationships with many fellow Project Managers. I will expand this experience on January 18, 2016, with hundreds of fellow project managers reaching out to help 100 nonprofits. Together, we’ll work to solve problems hindering these groups as they help others!

Favorite Quote:  Don Kingsberry of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, recently reminded me of the African Proverb:  "If you want to walk fast, walk alone, if you want to walk far, walk together!”  

Future Plans:
  I am going to Cape Town, South Africa soon, which will be the fulfillment of one of my bucket list items because I want to get some Mandela Magic – to walk where he did on Robbens Island, and where he was held for 27 years.  PMDoS is a way to impact our local communities, here and now.  Mandela helped end apartheid.  What will we accomplish?  How many lives will we touch? 

Read Gabriela’s full article here.

Whether you can volunteer or not you can still support this great event by:

1. Donating in one of these three ways:
  • Use the Donate tab on the PMDoS site
  • Use the Fundraising Competition to support a colleague or team, or create your own fundraising page
  • Send a check.  Just email for guidelines.
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

For more information or for customized sponsorship packages, email

3. Supporting PMDoS While You Shop!

Making your holiday 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.

Do You Know Nonprofits or Social Change Organizations That Need Help?

Please forward this newsletter to the leadership of your favorite nonprofit organization so they can sign up to have their critical business problem or challenge scoped and planned by project management experts free of charge on the Project Management Day of Service (PMDoS™)

If you are an Executive Director or senior manager of an organization that needs help, click the button to sign up your nonprofit.

Reach out to fellow project managers and ask them to sign up to volunteer at PMDoS. Together, we are raising the profile of project management while helping nonprofit organizations in our communities do more!

Help us raise funds!
Create your own PMDoS fundraising page.
Click here to learn more!

Amazon Smiles

Support PMDoS while doing your holiday shopping!

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


Watch our founders talk about PMDoS!

Project Management: The Intentional Profession

Check it out at
or earn up to 20 PDUs
for only $45 and access the entire International Project Management Day event!

Use the link above and a portion of the proceeds from your registration will support the PMDoS!

Thanks to our sponsors!



Thank you to all of our Founding Sponsors