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I am interested in offering my expertise as a Project Management Professional pro bono. Anyone have suggestions?
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I am interested in offering my expertise as a Project Management Professional pro bono. I would love feedback if you know of any non-profits and charity organizations that need project management services or if you know of other organizations like Taproot+ that help match pro bono experts with non-profits/charities.
 
 
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The advice here is usually to start with your local Chapter. They should have insights into the needs of the community and with whom to engage with.

Good luck!
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One possible area is higher education such as a community college or university that may be interested in project management. It might also open the opportunity to teach project management courses as well. I'm working with two universities on this same issue. My first approach is to find out whether the college is ready for advocating a PM culture and then lead in with PM educational suggestions.
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I appreciate the suggestions as I was looking for I had the same questions.
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1 reply by Abigail Hutchings
Nov 14, 2017 11:09 AM
Abigail Hutchings
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I found a great site via PMI and Project Management for social good.
https://pmief.org/get-involved/how-to-get-started
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There is an organization called Project Management without Borders - that might be a place to consider
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2 replies by Abigail Hutchings and Eric Simms
Nov 11, 2017 10:17 AM
Eric Simms
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Thanks for posting about Project Management without Borders. The work the organization does appears meaningful and interesting.
Nov 11, 2017 2:58 PM
Abigail Hutchings
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Thank you very much for the suggestion. Looking into it now
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Volunteer Match (https://www.volunteermatch.org/) has quite a number of on-site and virtual project management volunteer opportunities around the world.
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1 reply by Abigail Hutchings
Nov 11, 2017 3:00 PM
Abigail Hutchings
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Thank you!
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Nov 11, 2017 1:05 AM
Replying to Mounir Ajam
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There is an organization called Project Management without Borders - that might be a place to consider
Thanks for posting about Project Management without Borders. The work the organization does appears meaningful and interesting.
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1 reply by Rosanne Peterson-Brandt
Nov 13, 2017 12:00 PM
Rosanne Peterson-Brandt
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Thank you, Eric, for your suggestions. I am looking into my options now.
Rosanne
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By all means get involved with the non-profit sector in your local area. The problem you will likely encounter is that they have no idea what a Project Manager can do for them, unless they have fairly intelligent leadership. So, you have to go to a couple of board meetings, find out what you determine the problems to be, and then offer a solution to them. The really effective use of your time is creating a solution or program that multiple non-profits could benefit from, like combining fund raising efforts, or utilizing the same team of resources in seasonal work for multiple agencies. (In Winter we feed the homeless, in Summer we build houses)
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2 replies by Abigail Hutchings and Rosanne Peterson-Brandt
Nov 11, 2017 3:03 PM
Abigail Hutchings
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I had the same thoughts. Project Management could cover any sector/industry, yet many people may not understand this and its value to any Project. I have 'implemented' tradeshows and a wedding using my Project Management experience. Thanks for replying.
Nov 13, 2017 12:01 PM
Rosanne Peterson-Brandt
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Thank you Michael. I like your suggestions!

Rosanne
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Nov 11, 2017 1:05 AM
Replying to Mounir Ajam
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There is an organization called Project Management without Borders - that might be a place to consider
Thank you very much for the suggestion. Looking into it now
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Nov 11, 2017 10:14 AM
Replying to Eric Simms
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Volunteer Match (https://www.volunteermatch.org/) has quite a number of on-site and virtual project management volunteer opportunities around the world.
Thank you!
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Nov 11, 2017 1:22 PM
Replying to Michael Williams
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By all means get involved with the non-profit sector in your local area. The problem you will likely encounter is that they have no idea what a Project Manager can do for them, unless they have fairly intelligent leadership. So, you have to go to a couple of board meetings, find out what you determine the problems to be, and then offer a solution to them. The really effective use of your time is creating a solution or program that multiple non-profits could benefit from, like combining fund raising efforts, or utilizing the same team of resources in seasonal work for multiple agencies. (In Winter we feed the homeless, in Summer we build houses)
I had the same thoughts. Project Management could cover any sector/industry, yet many people may not understand this and its value to any Project. I have 'implemented' tradeshows and a wedding using my Project Management experience. Thanks for replying.
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