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20NTC Session Proposal

Beyond Task Management: Turning Your Nonprofit to a Project Culture


Whether working for a nonprofit, in philanthropy, in higher education, or for a government institution, big or small, we all struggle managing ever-changing priorities that challenge our capacity to deliver quality products within the defined timeline and budget.

Project management best practices are key to effectively deliver projects in a timely manner and within budget. In this session, we’ll cover ways to overcome the challenges of managing projects, both enterprise-wide and within smaller departments, and discuss strategies for customizing project management techniques to fit your specific organizational culture.

We will walk through ideas to implement a project management culture, and then determine methods for cultural change that can bring your organization closer to the ideal by answering these questions:

  • What methods can my organization use to improve projects?
  • How can we ensure consistency without stifling employees?
  • What is our definition of success and how will we measure it?

We’ll share a valuable project management toolkit of minimum standards that includes overviews of software options, a checklist of minimum standards, and well-designed templates that can serve as a guide for getting your organization closer to the ideal project culture.

Learning Outcomes

  • Share methods to create a project management culture, identify gaps across departments, and provide recommendations for large and small organizations
  • Understand what ideal integration of project management best practices looks like in organizations of different sizes, sectors, missions, and cultures
  • Share software options, tools, and templates to create a checklist of minimum standards

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350 - 351


April 11, 2018


1:30pm – 3:00pm



CFRE Credits

NFR - 1.5

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