Project Management Day of Service (PMDoS)® was started in 2014 in the US by PM4Change, a group of 40 project managers interested in civic engagement while furthering their beloved profession. Driven by an all-volunteer PMO, the first event brought together 300 volunteers to provide pro bono PM services to 100 local nonprofits—a resounding success echoed across the DC area, within the PM community, and even by the White House blog.
The Wellingtone partnership with PM4Change, means we are the exclusive UK Partner for this amazing event. This is an Annual event and our next one will take place in April 2020.
PMDoS is guided by a few simple principles:
- Provide project management expertise to community organisations that do not understand the project management methodology or may not be able to afford project management services.
- Create a global framework for project managers to provide pro-bono project management services.
- Promote and elevate the status of the project management profession by clarifying its unique value proposition.
During each consultation session at the PMDoSTM event, project management professionals individually meet with representatives of the participating non-profits to review prepared “problem statements.” Using these problem statements as a springboard, the project management professionals SMEs identify potential roadblocks, develop clearly defined scope statements and create actionable, customised project plans that will serve as blueprints for business sustainability.
PMDOS | Feel the Force
On Project Management Day of Service (PMDOS), Wellingtone and our fellow volunteers helped a variety of UK based non-profits to feel the force by unleashing the boundless potential of the PM profession to empower and transform communities.
35 charities attended our London and Manchester events in 2018 to receive support and guidance from leading Project Management Practitioners from a wide range of organisations, including Wellingtone. These Practitioners provided consultancy advice across three key areas: Planning & Strategy, Technology, Marketing & Communications. It should be noted that this would not be possible without professionals donating their time and Microsoft kindly providing the venue, cost free.
The Wellingtone PMDoS UK will bring real change to those organisations that are fighting to make a difference and put the UK industry on the map as an industry that gives back.
Want to Get Involved Next Year?
If you’re a charity that would like to attend to receive pro-bono consulting or a Consultant that would like to give up their time to help, then please fill out the form on the right.
Please fill out each section fully in order to be considered. A member of our PMDOS team will come back to you to confirm your place.
All welcome information, including the Consultant or Charity you have matched with will be sent closer to the date.
As Fundraisers, it can often be hard finding the time to be able to step back and really plan for upcoming projects. Being able to take this time, and with experts from companies like RSM & Freshfields, was a huge benefit to us both, and left us both with lots of great advice on really turning our ideas into reality through a proper project plan.
Fundraising Engagement Manager
It was great to take a step back from the day to day business and think through with experienced consultants some of the PMO challenges and opportunities Young Minds face – very useful day. I would thoroughly recommend this event to others.
Head of PMO
I found the day and the training I received to be really useful. Working in a charity is often quite busy and it was great to get away from the day-to-day routine and sit back and reflect on project management with an experienced professional. It was great to get a fresh perspective and tap into the ideas, and most importantly experience of the experts. I have taken new ideas and perspectives to share with my collages and am motivated to improve the way we work.
“It was beneficial to meet and talk with members of staff from other charities and foundations – it also helped to have a pair of fresh eyes look at the foundation and offer some guidance.”
Jack Petchey Foundation
Communications and PR Coordinator
“Project Management Day of Service was so useful for taking a step back and getting help from talented people looking at our problems with fresh eyes.”
The Honeypot Children's Charity
Director of Operations
“The consultancy we received was really strong and very helpful. The Consultant took details and is going to follow up, was happy to say this an ongoing support relationship, which is very kind and appreciated.”
Contact the Elderly
Communications Manager, Head of Communications
“I really enjoyed the seminars and found it thoroughly worthwhile to take a step back and take stock internally as well as what other charities are doing and gain an understanding of how the industry is changing. Up until the day, I had a different idea of project management, marketing and social media but left with a new and fresh perspective to take back.”
“With our consultant we covered the principles of project management as well, so we would definitely attend the next event; and maybe send some of those that are running projects to get the most value. Some key messages from the seminars that we took away were the impact of doing social media well, and particularly helpful was the marketing seminar which gave a new perspective on doing things differently because we are a charity.”
British Society for Rheumatology
Director of Operations & Deputy CEO
“I felt that the day was fantastically organised, and I was able to take a step back, reflect, and look at how things can be done differently with a focus externally to the organisational ways of working. Since returning to the workplace, the organisation is now investing in training to bring the project teams together in terms of creating a Campaign Canvas. I would definitely attend again and bring some other members of staff as a learning experience.”