From the Field: A PMIEF Liaison's Report
If you are interested in forging a partnership with a nonprofit organization, we have a great resource for you! PMI Chicagoland PMIEF Liaison, Fred Barrett, PMP, graciously wrote up an explanation about how he and his chapter formed a partnership with a local nonprofit, recruited chapter volunteers, and are executing a robust program. You can review his entire report here.
Fred has been managing a partnership between his PMI Chapter and local youth-serving nonprofit for about one year. The Chapter is working with Ladies of Virtue (LOV), a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of young women ages 10 to 18, in under-served Chicago (USA)-area communities.
Through their partnership, the PMI Chicagoland Chapter has been training LOV's young women in project management, serving as Project Advisers to participants in LOV's youth-led service learning program. Fred also supported LOV by writing a letter of recommendation to accompany a grant application submitted by LOV to Imani Pearls Community Development Foundation. Just this January, Fred and the LOV staff were notified that LOV was a recipient of the funds to support their service-learning program. Congratulations to Fred, the PMI Chicagoland Chapter volunteers, and LOV!
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Have you developed a program and would like to share a report similar to Fred's with other PMIEF Liaisons? Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any write-ups that describe the "how-to" of your program. We will begin collecting a repository that we can share within the Liaison community over the next year. If you'd like formatting guidance, please let us know.