Setting Up a Project Management Day of Service (PMDoS) Event
PMDoS has gone GLOBAL, replicating the one-day community service event that began in the DC/MD/VA area on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January, 20, 2014, and has since become an annual event. In answer to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s statement, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'"--many across the country take this day to serve their communities.
Check out this video as we explain the first event that took place on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2015.
The project management community, many who are Certified Project Management Professionals, respond to this call for service by providing pro bono project management services to nonprofit leaders. These project management services include project assessment, scoping, and planning that cover a particular area that is selected by the nonprofit. Previous nonprofit leaders have utilized services for strategic planning, or event and marketing plans.
We do the work in our core skill set so that these charitable and philanthropic organizations can more efficiently use their time to service those in need. The annual Washington, DC PMDoS events serve an estimated 100 nonprofit organizations with a volunteer team of about 300 project managers.
Since the inaugural event in 2014, the PMDoS event has been replicated by Project Management Institute (PMI) chapters across the U.S. and around the world with coordination from Project Management for Change. These communities include PMI Hampton Roads (VA), New York City, and Queensland (Australia) PMI Chapters. New chapters are currently in the planning stages for their PMDoS event.
For information on how your organization of project managers and supporters of the profession of project management can organize a PMDoS event in your area, please click here to contact our Project Management for Change Global Team.