Project Services (Provided by volunteers at no cost)

We want to help non-profits succeed with their projects! And, we’ve got a proven track record of doing so! Do you think a project manager could help you achieve organizational goals?

 

Since 2010 PMV has helped over 200 non-profit organizations achieve project goals through professional project management. 

Examples of the kind of projects we are engaged with include:

  • Pivot to online delivery of services and workshops 
  • Event planning and implementation
  • IT-related projects
  • Renovations & small construction
  • Office moves & reorganization
  • Fundraising campaigns
  • Websites development or upgrades
  • Strategic planning
  • And many, many other unique projects!    

OUR PROCESS

Assess Project

We will first understand and assess your project and make sure there is a fit between your needs and the support we can provide. 

Average timeframe: 7 days

Describe Position

We will then work with you to develop a project outline and Position Description (PD) for the Volunteer PM.

Average timeframe: 5 days

Advertise Opportunity

PMV will use the PD to advertise your opportunity within the professional project management community.

Average timeframe: 14 days 

Process Applications

Project managers who are interested will apply to you; you review the applications, conduct interviews and select the person you want to work with.

Average timeframe: 5 days

Perform Project

We start the project with you and your selected project manager and then provide monitoring and support throughout the project.

Average timeframe: 2 to 12 months

Close-Out Session

We talk to you and your volunteer project manager about your experience, and then produce a Lessons Learned document for everyone’s use.

Average timeframe: 2 days

Testimonials – Projects 4

“Our experience with PMV was exactly what we needed. Our Project Manager provided just the right kind of support to bring our project to fruition. PMV was great at making the connection and the perfect facilitator of the relationship. Many thanks!”

Andrew Nemr
Vancouver Tap Dance Society

Testimonial – Projects 2

“Connecting with PMV provided us the guidance and focus we needed to leverage the skills of our IT Services team to successfully transition all our staff to Microsoft Office 365. This was an ambitious project but our assigned Project Manager was key in supporting the development of our implementation plan.”

Louise Smith
Archway Community Services

Testimonial – Projects 1

“Going through this process has opened our eyes on who we are and how viable we are. Thanks to our wonderful Project Manager our vision, mission and goals are clear and in writing. RWRC is Looking forward to a bright future.”

Tammi Belfer
Richmond Women’s Resource Centre

Years of operation

Volunteers

Projects

Workshop Participants

Nonprofits rely on PMV to connect them with Project Managers interested in volunteering to help improve their chances of project success. We work with nonprofits to define the specific requirements of each project, and then post them as Opportunities that Project Managers can volunteer for depending on their interests. The nonprofits are responsible for interviewing and selecting final candidates, as well as the terms of engagement. PMV offers ongoing support to both the nonprofit and the volunteer Project Manager throughout the project, and also facilitates a “Lessons Learned” session for all stakeholders at the closeout phase of the assignment.