PM Capable Nonprofits:
Magnifying the Power of Nonprofits
and Non-Governmental Organizations
DISASTER MANAGEMENT GRANTS INITIATIVE (DMGI)
Launched in 2015, DMGI delivered project management training to disaster
management/humanitarian organizations to support their thoughtful
application of that training to their work. The foundation asked a select
group of organizations to identify specific challenges with which they
contend and to envision ways project management would help them
mitigate, if not overcome, these issues. We gave particular consideration
to organizations that lead activities related to disaster risk reduction,
preparation, response, recovery and reconstruction, which resulted in
awarding three grants totaling US $334,817.
We awarded grants to American Red Cross, Cooperative for Assistance
and Relief Everywhere (CARE) USA, and Plan International.
In addition to grant funds, PMIEF supports each of these organizations
by providing a project management expert to provide technical
assistance as they apply project management to their work. The
foundation is also commissioning an external evaluation of DMGI
to inform our future efforts on behalf of the disaster management/
DONATED TRAINING SUPPORTS NONPROFIT INITIATIVES
Thanks to the ongoing generosity of John Patton, PMP, Chair, Cadence
Management Corporation, each DMGI organization received in-person,
project management training (85 professionals in total). In addition,
another 28 representatives of the PMIEF Project Learning Network (PLN)
received their own training. The market value of Cadence Management
Corporation’s generous in-kind training donation for both DMGI and the
PLN totaled $113,000.
In addition, OSP International provided virtual project management
training to representatives of nonprofits that deliver direct services in
communities throughout the globe.