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PMI is offering its Project Management for Nonprofits program documentation to individuals in leadership positions with PMI Chapters and Communities of Practice.

PMI Buffalo’s Project Management for Nonprofits (PM4NP) provides project management training, mentoring and tools at no cost to Western New York nonprofit organizations In its first two years of existence, the program has provided a project management skill set to 38 individuals from 32 community nonprofits and is being used as a model for similar programs nationwide. The 2011 PMI Leadership Institute Meetings (LIM) in Dallas, TX featured a presentation on how the program was developed.

The PM4NP Program was designed as a project deliverable in 2009-2010.  The pilot program was developed and deployed in 2010 with a team of 12 Outreach volunteers from PMI Buffalo, in collaboration with the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County.

The PM4NP program was awarded the 2011 Project Management Institute (PMI®) Community Advancement Through Project Management Award, PMI Community Category, which is awarded to a PMI Chapter internationally for significant achievement or sustained performance, in the category of organization, that improves the well-being of a community by applying project management principles to the pro-bono delivery of goods and services.  

Available items in the documentation set includes:

  • Pilot Program project documentation (project definition, project kickoff presentation)
  • Pilot Program documentation (forms, applications, guidelines, processes)
  • eToolbox v2.1
  • 2011 PMI North American LIM Presentation:  Helping a Community Do More: Delivering Project Management for Nonprofits

Eligible Chapter and CoP leaders may request download access to the documentation here.

For more information or questions about the program or questions about creating a similar program for your chapter, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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