That 20-page report you forgot about is due in 15 minutes. Also, the drinks have arrived for your event, but you forgot to order cups. Oh, and your website just launched, but you forgot to get approval from the board. How did this happen?!
There probably wasn’t a solid project plan in place.
Nonprofit pros know what it’s like to work with limited time and limited resources. Whether you’re organizing a fundraising event, implementing a program, or working with a consultant on a design project, project management is the key to meeting your goals while staying on time and on budget. Having a solid project plan in place will also allow you to deal with expected—so you can prepare for the unexpected.
This session will explore how the five project management process groups of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing can be tailored for a nonprofit environment. You will leave with tools and templates to get started on building a project management focused culture at your organization. We’ll also discuss the pros and cons of PMI certifications.