Outreach for social good adds value to chapter membership, and as the PMIEF/PMI Chapter Liaison, you may want to publicize that value online and in publications.
These guidelines can help you incorporate your outreach efforts for social good onto your chapter websites, social media profiles and elsewhere.
While many of the guidelines on this page may remind you of the guidelines in the Policy Manual for PMI Chapters, it is important to remember that the PMI Educational Foundation does not have Chapters, and your efforts for social good are being undertaken through the chapter, rather than through the EF.
Titles for Outreach Chapter Efforts
You may wish to give your chapter’s efforts for social good a title. It is important to choose a title that represents the efforts as being on behalf of the chapter, rather than the EF.
Suggested Titles for Chapter Efforts
PMI [Chapter Name] Global Outreach
PMI [Chapter Name] Community Outreach
PMI [Chapter Name] Efforts for Social Good
PMI [Chapter Name] Educational
Outreach Titles to Be Avoided
PMI [Chapter Name] Educational Foundation
PMI [Chapter Name]: Educational Foundation
PMI [Chapter Name] - Educational Foundation
Text for Chapter Website
Chapter Websites provide a wonderful forum to represent your efforts for social good. In fact, members may be enthusiastic to join a chapter that is reaching out to the local community through programs for social good or scholarships. The text below will help you represent your work on your PMI Chapter Website.
Suggested Text for Chapter Website
The PMI [Chapter Name] is passionate about giving back to their members and their community through efforts to leverage project management for social good®. PMI [Chapter Name] maintains a close relationship with the PMI Educational Foundation and encourages you to learn more about the PMI Educational Foundation at www.pmief.org. (Feel free to add a description of your individual program.) [Liaison Name] is the PMIEF/PMI Chapter Liaison, and as such, serves as a vital communications and activities link between the PMI Educational Foundation and the PMI [Chapter Name]. As such, [Liaison Name] is knowledgeable about PMIEF initiatives and resources. Please reach out to [Liaison Name or e-mail address] with questions about getting volunteering or learning more about the PMIEF.
Representation on LinkedIn
LinkedIn provides a great professional networking opportunity, and as the liaison to the PMIEF, you may wish to promote yourself as a liaison for the PMI [Chapter Name] on your personal profile. The text below will help your chapter members to understand your role. You should avoid representing yourself as a volunteer or representative of the PMIEF, which could confuse chapter members seeking to connect with you
Suggested LinkedIn Profile
Title: PMI [Chapter Name] Liaison to the PMIEF Responsibilities: As the PMI [Chapter Name] Liaison to the PMIEF, I provide a vital communications and activities link between the PMI Educational Foundation and the PMI [Chapter Name] for the purpose of promoting awareness of PMIEF and providing increased value for PMI [Chapter Name] members.
Avoid the Following
- Representing yourself as a PMIEF Volunteer instead of a Chapter Volunteer.
- Representing yourself as the leader of a local chapter of PMIEF.
Representation on Email
Many chapters choose to create chapter e-mail addresses that stay with the chapter as roles change (for example, “president@pmi[chaptername].org”). If your chapter chooses to create an e-mail address for your Liaison role to the PMIEF, here are some suggestions:
Suggested Titles for E-mail Addresses
E-mail Addresses to Be Avoided
Chapters can request a high-res PMIEF logo from the PMIEF Programs Administrator to post on their chapter website. The PMIEF Logo can only be used as a link to PMIEF Website and should be placed on a part of the chapter website where it does not appear to be part of the chapter or another organization. Any other use of the PMIEF Logo needs to be approved by the PMIEF. With questions about logo usage, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PMIEF No-Cost Resources can be downloaded via the Resource Library. Please do not post links to the individual resources on your chapter website. Instead, encourage your chapter members to visit the PMIEF homepage themselves.