MPS helps Points of Light Launch Skills-Based Volunteer Program

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In June of last year, Points of Light (POL) approached M Powered Strategies about putting together a volunteer recruitment program that would connect nonprofit organizations across the nation with Project Management Professionals (PMPs)®. MPS President, Kendall Lott, along with fellow M Powered Strategies PMPs, Janet Schwartz, and Jessica Gilles, designed and implemented a pilot program, Coach2Action. They established a volunteer recruitment method with the Project Management Institute (PMI), designed a project management maturity framework, coordinated the training and engagement of the project coaches, and even provided Project Management training to POL staff so they could conduct the pilot.

Thirty nonprofits were paired with sixty Project Management coaches from the PMI community. All the coaches were trained in the project management maturity framework, and received guidance from MPS throughout the process. Each nonprofit received twenty hours of personalized two-on-one virtual (Skype) consulting.

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