PMI Educational Foundation

PMI Educational Foundation Liaison Newsletter


1 February 2013


We hope that 2013 is off to a great start for you and your PMI community. We are pleased to announce that over 2012, approximately 50 new PMIEF Liaisons were appointed. 

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This means that you are now a member of a community of over 150 PMIEF Liaisons -- a unique group of professionals who are committed to using project management for social good.  


As the Liaison program expands, we request your feedback so that we can better serve you and your community. 


Please take a minute to answer this quick, 3-question survey.  


Below, you find a helpful how-to guide for partnering with nonprofit organizations, provided by a fellow PMIEF Liaison. 



Diane Fromm


PMIEF Program Administrator  



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. 

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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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LOV Participants 

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 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. 


For Your Chapter


Articles for Your Newsletter


If you would like to feature PMIEF in either your chapter or CoP newsletter, we have articles that you are welcome to publish.  In addition to the following articles, you may also republish any information you find in the PMIEF Liaison newsletter.  



For Your Calendar
Liaison Trainings 


PMIEF Liaison Training from PMI LIM - Vancouver, Oct. 2012

These slides were used for an in-person training at LIM last October.  They provided an up-to-date overview of PMIEF and the Liaison role and inspired great group discussion and the sharing of ideas. 


Quarterly "Getting Started Webinar" trainings provide background information about PMIEF and the Liaison role. These training sessions will be hosted by PMIEF staff and others from within the PMI community who are excited to share their experience and advice.

Click here for a recording of a recent "Getting Started Webinar." Please email us if you'd like a copy of the slides without the recording.  


The trainings generally include a guest presenter, who may be a PMIEF Liaison or chapter leader, to share his/her experience. Other future quarterly trainings will address topics including: 


15 February 2013:            Getting Started - New Liaison Training
TBD March 2013:            Starting a Youth Program 
5 April 2013:                    Getting Started - New Liaison Training 
2 August 2013:                 Getting Started - New Liaison Training
6 December 2013:            Getting Started - New Liaison Training        
Dates to be Determined: 
  • Starting a Scholarship/Awards Program
  • Starting a Nonprofit/NGO Program 
  • Incorporating PM for Social Good into Your Community's Strategic Plan

Resources and Quick Links
PMIEF Educational Resources 

Thanks to the hard work of many PMIEF Liaisons and volunteers, many of PMIEF's educational resources are available in multiple languages.  
To learn more, visit our Multi-Language Translation Matrix.  
For Liaisons

For PMIEF Liaison-specific information, please visit the Liaison webpage (under the About Us section at  You will find resources such as Liaison FAQs and an overview presentation about the foundation entitled PMIEF in 10 Minutes.  

In addition, we encourage you to review and/or repurpose past issues of PMIEF Liaison newsletters:
  • January 2013 
    • Case Studies: project management programs in classroom; Recent translations of PMIEF resources
  • December 2012 
    • Engaging others in the work of PMIEF - examples from PMIEF Liaisons around the world 
  • November 2012
    • PMIEF Sessions at PMI Global Congress-North America: Integrating Project-Based Learning and Technology into the Classroom
  • October 2012
    • PMI Mexico City Chapter volunteering with environmentally-focused youth competition

You are also invited to sign up for and read PMIEF's monthly e-

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PM for Social Good Newsletter

newsletter PM for SocialGoodSM. Past issues include:

  • January 2013
    • Meet the PMIEF Board and Community Engagement Committee 
  • December 2012
    • Teaching project management through technology programs in Brazil 
  • November 2012 
    • PMIEF grants fund programs around the world
  • October 2012
    • PMIEF Kerzner Award recipient and finalists

Quick Links


PMIEF Website

Learning Zone: Resources for youth and educational programs

Humanitarian: Resources for nonprofits

Scholarships/Awards: Professional and academic opportunities




For additional information, please email 

or call +1 610-356-4600