PMIEF and PMI Chapters Championing Social Good Around the World


03 August 2020

Chapters Championing Social Good

For the last 30 years, The PMI Educational Foundation has supported social good efforts across the globe, with the help of the PMI Chapter community.

If this past year has taught us anything, it's this – a little social good can go a long way. At the PMI Educational Foundation, we know when you use your project management skill set for social good – no matter how big or small the act – your kindness makes an impact. So, we wanted to take the time to say thank you to all of the PMI chapter volunteers for your support over the years. 

Your volunteerism, dedication to your community and passion for helping today’s youth become tomorrow’s global leaders is what has kept us going for the last 30 years. And, with your continued support, it’s what will help us grow in the next 30 years!  

Whether it be through virtual volunteering, supporting a local youth-serving nonprofit, or giving a gift to the PMI Educational Foundation, we’re moved by your efforts of global volunteerism. See the stories below about how the PMI/PMIEF community has made a difference over the years.  

Be sure to visit for more stories in this series over the next few months as we honor PMIEF’s 30th Anniversary.  

Looking to share your story on how you're making a difference in your community and in the lives of youth? Reach out to us at

The PMI North Carolina Chapter

Increasing Nonprofit Mission Impact with the PMI North Carolina Chapter and PMIEF 

In 2019, the PMI North Carolina Chapter hosted a two-day training for nonprofits looking to incorporate project management skills into their daily lives. During this two-day workshop training, over 15 PMI North Carolina Chapter volunteers provided guidance and project management best practices for the attendees to increase their efficiency and effectiveness for their missions. Watch this video to learn more! 

PMIEF Resources Used: Project Management Skills for Life®  

The PMI Greece Chapter 

Introducing the Profession of the Project Manager to Youth with PMIEF 

Since 2017, the PMI Greece Chapter has presented and introduced project management skills to over 1,700 youth through partnerships in the classroom and with youth serving nonprofits. By using an array of PMIEF resources, the chapter has been able to grow its social good outreach and has begun to create a new program built to promote and help the next generation of project managers.

PMIEF Resources Used: Managing Life’s Projects; Project Management Skills for Life®; The Tower Game 

The PMI Chennai Chapter 

PMI Chennai Empowers Girls Through PM Education

In January of 2018, Visukumar Gopal, the PMIEF/PMI Chapter liaison for the PMI Chennai Chapter at the time, along with other PMI Chennai Chapter volunteers, joined Project PUTHRI, for a national first-ever interactive, one-day Career Exhibition and Conference. The objective of the conference was to educate and build confidence in young girls, which will support their efforts in seeking higher education and becoming a part of India’s emerging professional workforce. Project PUTHRI (PUTHRI means daughter in most Indian dialects) is a not-for-profit public charitable organization, working in the field of economic empowerment of women, and is located throughout the states of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry. 

PMIEF Resources Used: Project Management Skills for Life®  

The PMI Lima Peru Chapter

2019 Social Project Management Day 

The PMI Lima, Peru Chapter hosted multiple social impact events last year, but the largest one was the 2019 Social Project Management Day with 469 participants sharing how to use project management for social good. With the help of PMIEF's resources and 20 PMI Lima, Peru Chapter volunteers, the initiative yielded incredible results and encouraged the chapter to grow their social good efforts in 2020.