Inside four walls: 3 ways to leverage your organization’s assets, network and partnerships for impact

Inside four walls: 3 ways to leverage your organization’s assets, network and partnerships for impact

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This article has been originally published at Humentum

By Joanne Sonenshine, Founder + CEOConnective Impact

Perform an online search of “purpose at the workplace,” and you’ll find more than 21 million (MILLION!) results. Purpose, impact, social good, mission – these are all of the terms that drive today’s workforce. There’s simply no denying it.

Understanding the complexities of seeking purpose inside one’s four organizational walls is what propelled me to write my second book, Purposeful Profits: Inside Successful Businesses Making a Positive Global Impact. I wanted to better understand how purpose drives change from within. This topic is also one I shared with an audience of about twenty-five participants at last month’s Humentum conference here in DC. The theme? Growing Trust for Greater Impact. What better way is there to institute trust from within than to build on employees’ sense of purpose and mission?

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Supporting Termanin center for prostheses

Supporting Termanin center for prostheses

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by Mohammad Mansor Alatrash

Mohammad Mansor is one of the winners of the #StoryContest

Project Name: supporting Termanin center for prostheses at the north west of Syria to provide prostheses to 300 amputated children and women, who got injured because of the ongoing conflict in Syria. 
Duration of the project: 10 Months 
Organization: Polish medical mission (PMM)

A glance before the project fund approval:  A strong advocacy had been done since the beginning of the year 2018 to support this center, also I made many visits to capture the reality and the reliable estimations in time and costs to include them in the project design. Also, to foresee the risks that may confront us.

The project was launched officially the beginning of April/2018 , but to be honest it was through signing the contracts not with a project charter. So, I increased the communications with the staff and other stakeholders to ensure the good understanding for their roles, responsibilities and to get feedback about their concerns and fears. 

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Training professionals in project management

Training professionals in project management

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By Bimal Ghimire

Bimal Guimire, is one of the winners of the #StoryContest.

Hi, my name is Bimal Ghimire. I am a project manager by profession and I have been managing various development related projects/programs in Nepal over past thirteen years. I took PMD Pro certification in 2014 while I was working with World Vision International Nepal where the organization rolled out PMD Pro as a part of Project Management capacity building initiatives.

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More efficient Birth registrations and certifications process

More efficient Birth registrations and certifications process

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by Peter Njuguna

Peter Njuguna is the winner of the #StoryConstest. Here, enjoy the first price story.

My name is Peter Njuguna

I have implemented a project to digitize and make birth registration and certification process more efficient in terms of turnaround time and cost for citizens. The onset of this project coincided with my finishing PMD Pro course. It is implemented in coastal counties of Kenya. The project has an intensive government involvement as main duty bearer and therefore timeliness, systematic management of every stage, methodical handling of issues, risk identification, elaborate risk mitigation strategies and cost sustainability prove at scale is important. Managing such a project, whose interventions are all integrated and range from technology to non-technology and advocacy, requires elaborate project management tools to manage risk, issues, stakeholder, and budgets among others. This is exactly what PMD Pro provided me with! Elaborate, practical and robust tools.

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Weircapacity, PM4NGOs training partner

Weircapacity, PM4NGOs training partner

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PM4NGOs gladly announce Weircapacity as new training partner.

Written by: Weircapacity

Over the years, we have executed projects in small towns and rural communities across Africa and found that a significant number of projects fail due to inadequate project management capacity. The peculiar nature of the development sector and the areas in which they operate makes it imperative for organizations to build in-house capacity in project management, with a focus on development projects. 

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Game Changer, a new training partner

Game Changer, a new training partner

Partners, Training

Written by: Game Changer Team


PM4NGOs gladly announce Game Changer as our new training partner.

Welcome to Game Changer! We are excited to officially introduce ourselves on the PM4NGOs blog and begin our partnership in making the world a better place. We are a global training organization and consultancy, working hard to support NGOs, charities and other development organizations in their work. Our mission is to accelerate positive change by consulting, coaching and delivering training programs to the highest quality standard. We have worked across the globe including the UK, Kenya and Bangladesh and have seen the incredible results our clients have achieved by applying the high-impact principles of PMD Pro on their projects. Perhaps seeing these results is the most rewarding part of our work and what keeps us so passionate as a team. 

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What is the relationship between managing change, stress and men and women’s mental health in projects?

What is the relationship between managing change, stress and men and women’s mental health in projects?

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This article was originally published on APM

If we consider a project to be ‘a unique, transient endeavour undertaken to achieve a desired outcome’ – we can see why projects are inherently stressful.

Projects are unique, so there is no business-as-usual. Project managers manage change, and there is always an element of change you cannot foresee. Projects are also transient, operating over a finite period with a reasonable rate of staff turnover and some instability. They have a desired outcome – usually, strict targets decided many years before delivery, with intense pressure to hold to those targets. 

These are the relatively ‘ordinary’ project stressors, but add in unforeseen issues, incidents, in-project change, decision-making scrutiny, etc, and you can see why mental health is such a big issue.

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Oliver Filler from Plan International discusses project management and the benefits of PMD Pro

Oliver Filler from Plan International discusses project management and the benefits of PMD Pro

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This article was originally published on Humentum

Oliver Filler, Program Quality Manager at Plan International, talks about his experiences in project management, rolling out program-wide improvements and how PMD Pro has helped provide a foundation for project management learning in the developing world.

George Miller: Hello and welcome to this podcast from Humentum. My name is George Miller and I recently had the opportunity to talk to Oliver Filler, the project management lead at Plan International, about his experience of rolling out PMD Pro training. Why did they choose PMD Pro? How did they prepare to introduce it and, critically, how have people found it and what impacts has it had? But before we got onto these big questions I began by asking Oliver about his own background in anthropology. What had got him interested in that?

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Why choose project management?

Why choose project management?

Project Management

This article was originally published on APM

A career as a project manager can be exciting, varied, fulfilling, and productive. The fact there is a clear start and end date means you will feel a sense of achievement on completion, with clear milestones along the way. Many project managers talk about the feeling of pride they experience in delivering something that makes the world a better place.

While salary is an important aspect to consider, and certainly, project managers tell us that theirs is a very healthy one (£47,500 being the average salary of and experienced project manager according to APM member survey respondents), people also report a high level of job satisfaction: 80 per cent. Find out more in APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2018.