Project Management Tips: Team

Connection Cafe

As a nonprofit professional, you wear many hats, often including being a project manager for your organization’s technology projects. In this series we’ll review best practices for project management, specifically examining the three T’s: team, timeline and talking.

WeAreMedia Project

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology WeAreMedia Project August 13, 2008 Yet another great NTEN project is happening, spearheaded by Beth Kanter, to develop a Social Media toolkit for Nonprofits.

Our EveryAction Hero: Reproductive Health Access Project

Everyaction

Reproductive Health Access Project works at the crossroads of the medical community and the reproductive rights space to mobilize and train clinicians to ensure access to abortion, contraception, and miscarriage care. How did the Reproductive Health Access Project start? Reproductive Health Access Project occupies a unique space, right in the middle of reproductive rights and primary health care.

Smartsheet: Frustrated with online project management no longer

Judi Sohn

Over 3 years ago, I wrote a blog post about my quest to find decent project management software for Fight Colorectal Cancer. In addition to spreadsheets, there’s quite a bit of Microsoft Project thrown in (it can even import Project files).

Project Management Tips: Timeline

Connection Cafe

In our first post on project management, we identified seven characteristics of a winning project team. In any project, the timeline is both your best friend and biggest enemy as everyone tries to execute against deadlines that always come more quickly than one would like.

3 Tips For Making Your Next IT Project Successful

TechImpact

Deciding to undertake a technology innovation or update project is a big task for nonprofits, but are attainable according to an article on npEngage , with these simple tips: Executive vision and involvement. Of course, with any project comes some risk–the ‘what ifs.’

4 Creative Summertime Fundraising Projects

John Haydon

4 Creative Summertime Fundraising Projects How can you make the most of summertime mode? Here are a few creative summertime fundraising projects Taylor […]. The post 4 Creative Summertime Fundraising Projects appeared first on John Haydon.

How To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From Jay Miletsky's book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic.

An update on my quest for project management bliss

Judi Sohn

Over a year ago, I wrote a post expressing my frustration in evaluating project management apps for my organization. Project templates. The ability share project views with non-users. I can’t stand the fact that I can’t make a template from a completed project.

What Makes an IT Project Successful? Nonprofit Edition, Part Two

Connection Cafe

What makes an IT project successful? Project Manager : The project manager carries out the day-to-day management of the project and acts as a single point of contact for all project issues.

Project REACH Mobile App Challenge

AFP Blog

Project REACH Mobile App Challenge : Real-time Electronic Access for Caregivers and the Homeless (REACH). Join the mobile app challenge to connect those in need to resources in their community

Frustrated with online project management tools

Judi Sohn

Each of us works on different projects for different programs. We are an efficient bunch, but what we lack is centralized project and task coordination. We need to be able to see how our projects are progressing over time. Invite outside users to projects as needed.

Frustrated with online project management tools

Judi Sohn

Each of us works on different projects for different programs. We are an efficient bunch, but what we lack is centralized project and task coordination. We need to be able to see how our projects are progressing over time. Invite outside users to projects as needed.

Drupal Themeing, and other projects

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I’m making a list of little(ish) projects that I want to do - sort of like problems I think I want to know how to solve. I’m still looking for a good project to try out in Cake. I’m learning Drupal bit by bit - one of the first tasks was to learn how to make a new theme. It’s one of those things which is actually fairly straightforward-seeming … until you hit a snag. And then it’s opaque.

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Interning in Guatemala on the Archive Project

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I had to bid hasta luego to the HRDAG team and Benetech family in December but am grateful for six months of seriously hands-on work on such a unique project. A guest Beneblog by Max Schneider People don’t typically associate boisterous merengue music with high-tech statistical analysis.

Ten Ways To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From Jay Miletsky's book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic.

Know Your Culture, Show Your Culture: The Authenticity Project #MMCon

SocialFish

That’s why WorkXO and 5:00 Films & Media are partnering to explore the intersection of culture and video in a new project! In this project, we will be working together to help interested associations create an awesome About Us video that really reflects their culture.

How To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From Jay Miletsky's book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Professional Development Projecting Professionalism

8 Frequently Forgotten Costs of IT Projects and How to Plan for Them

Connection Cafe

A successful IT project has a comprehensive plan with a budget that matches. Procurement Budgeting Costs PMP Project Management Risk Risk MitigationRemember these keys to success for your next implementation.

#12DaysOfGiving Charity Project

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

12 Days of Giving… One Amazing Project. “One person can make a difference, and every person should try.” ” ~ John F. Kennedy.

My Colorado Project empowers local change: Interview with Jason Manke

Amy Sample Ward

I recently came across the My Colorado Project when Jason Manke connected with me, asking for feedback and ideas about community building and online community engagement tools. Jason is the Media Director and My Colorado Project Manger for Community Shares of Colorado.

How Can Funders Assess Nonprofit Readiness for Tech Projects?

Idealware

The grant is for a relatively low dollar amount ($10k) and the Foundation wants to better understand whether the NPO really has the technological capacity to do the project (and presumably sustain it)—they want to ask the right questions.”. Funding Technology Projects.

Introducing #museumfitness, a Side Project where Art & Athletics Mix

Museum 2.0

While it's a silly project, #museumfitness is also a small attempt to break down unproductive divisions between "art people" and "sports people." When I have a day to myself, there are two things I like to do most in this world: work. work out.

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Key aspects of writing a kickass 'Grant Proposal' for your project

VolunteerMark

Grant proposals play a key role in the process of fundraising. The corporate or organization you are sending it to pay keen attention to every detail and scrutinize it thoroughly before they agree to offer you the grant. What should the grant proposal contain? How should one make it easily understandable at the same time develop an emotional connection with the person reading it? We’ve come up with the following key facets addressing these important questions

Meet Gen Z Philanthropist Sejal Makheja, Founder Elevator Project

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When she was 14, Sejal founded the Elevator Project , an organization that aims to lift people out of poverty through apprenticeship, vocational training and job placement. She was inspired to create her project in 2012 when she met a man named Juan in a Soup Kitchen in Washington, DC.

Newly discovered project management tool: Redmine

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Any consulting shop that does significant amounts of implementation and development (as we do) needs a project management and ticketing tool. We also have been using Google spreadsheets for some elements of project management. And, in addition, the best tool does nothing without good human project management skills using it. We found, and have chosen to use Redmine for our project management/ticketing system.

Newly discovered project management tool: Redmine

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Any consulting shop that does significant amounts of implementation and development (as we do) needs a project management and ticketing tool. We also have been using Google spreadsheets for some elements of project management. And, in addition, the best tool does nothing without good human project management skills using it. We found, and have chosen to use Redmine for our project management/ticketing system.

How To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From Jay Miletsky''s book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Projecting Professionalism

Cancer Council SA Ambassador Project

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When Cancer Council SA (that’s South Australia, not South Africa) started the Ambassador Project as an experiment in revitalizing volunteerism and community fundraising , jumping in to the social media pond was not even on the agenda. Enter the Ambassador Project.

Accelerating Project Results by Accelerating Project Cycle Times

Mobile Commons

Project cycle time can be a critical success factor for Lean Six Sigma and Operational Excellence initiatives. However, in many cases, project cycle time is poorly measured and managed. And as a result, projects tend to expand and lengthen to fill any available time to complete them. Although not a universal rule, Project Managers/Black Belts/Green Belts tend to value anonymity. As it turned out, project managers were stuck searching for the right projects to work.

Can You Build Capacity by Taking on Another Project?

See What's Out There

For organizations with limited resources, project-based learning is a smart investment that can build your organization’s capacity while moving you towards your goals. The post Can You Build Capacity by Taking on Another Project?

The Seven Emotional Stages of Opening a Major Project

Museum 2.0

Meet with stakeholders, staff, partners. Dream. Sketch. Pick dates as if you had any control over the concrete. Schedule. Prepare. Fight. Get exhausted. Get pissed. Scrap about nothing for no reason except that everyone is on edge and scrambling to get it done on time. Or not on time. As fast as possible, without stomping on too many toes. Flight. Get scared. Consider leaving the country. What if they don't like it? What if it doesn't work?

New Washington Monthly Project Highlights Philanthropic Success Stories - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

AFP Blog

New Washington Monthly Project Highlights Philanthropic Success Stories - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : "A foundation-sponsored project launched this week by The Washington Monthly magazine aims to plant philanthropies’ good works directly under the noses of influential policy makers. A wide variety of philanthropies, from corporate, private, and community foundations to grant-making nonprofits, will submit successes stories to be published as part of the project." 'via

8 Nonprofit and Library Design Projects That Are on Point

Tech Soup Blog

Here ' s a roundup of branding and design projects created by freelancers for nonprofits and NGOs. Great design speaks for itself.

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What Happens When a Viral Participatory Project is Too Successful? Diagnosing the Power of the Love Locks

Museum 2.0

And so, one of the most successful, accidental, and fraught participatory projects of the past decade comes to an end. The "love locks" are not a project with an institutional or artistic director. creative placemaking design public space Unusual Projects and Influences

Exciting open access project in Vancouver!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I just spent a couple of days in Vancouver with the team at the Public Knowledge Project , a terrific example of an open source social enterprise. Their largest project is Open Journal Systems, software for running a scholarly journal. It takes an editor through the entire process of operating and publishing a journal, with a heavy emphasis on open access journals (where the articles are freely available to everybody from the moment they are published).

Cell Internet Access | Pew Internet & American Life Project

AFP Blog

Cell Internet Access | Pew Internet & American Life Project : Nearly two-thirds (63%) of cell phone owners now use their phone to go online, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. We call them “cell internet users” and define them as anyone who uses their cell phone to access the internet or use email. Because 91% of all Americans now own a cell phone, this means that 57% of all American adults are cell internet users.

Recent Projects

GroundWire

Recent Projects. A project of Climate Solutions, the New Energy Cities program aims to accelerate the transition to a clean, renewable, super-efficient energy system in our cities. New Energy Cities (Seattle): Strategy + Website. link]. KAHEA (Honolulu): Strategy + Website + Email Templates and Integration. KAHEA is an acronym for Ka (the) Hawaiian-Environmental Alliance. hea translates from Hawaiian as "the call", the call for a healthy environment and thriving cultural traditions.

How To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From Jay Miletsky''s book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Projecting Professionalism

Small Business Set-Up and Digital Project Management

SocialFish

Well, one thing that will help a great deal, particularly in the early stages, is Digital Project Management. The CAPM qualification covers everything from Project Life-Cycle and Organisation, to Project Risk Management. The first thing you need to do is plan the project.