Project Management Tips and Tools for Nonprofits

Click on the image to download the PowerPoint show. 

And check out these resources:

Tools that can help you manage projects:

https://www.dropbox.com/

http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html

http://www.thebigpic.org/

http://basecamp.com/

http://innovationgames.com/ 

Collaboration Tools and Resource:

In our March 2011 23@4 we reviewed useful tools and resources for nonprofit collaboration. The repeated theme throughout the literature is relationships – creating, cultivating and sustaining. When projects are managed across organizations, effective collaboration tools help.

Check out the handouts for specific tools from the workbooks that bring the concepts of nonprofit collaboration into practice.

Wilder Collaboration Factors Index
Sample Membership Roster, Promotional Plan, Checklist for changes, more
Tips for Managing Conflict in Collaboration
Actions for the Nimble Collaboration and sample governance agreement
Strategic Fit Assessment worksheets

Check out great books on nonprofit collaboration with our Nonprofit Collaboration
Selected Bibliography with Annotations

Russell Martin and Associates

Lou Russell is president and CEO of Russell Martin & Associates. She is the author of The Accelerated Learning Fieldbook, Project Management for Trainers, IT Leadership Alchemy, Leadership Training, and 10 Steps to Successful Project Management. A popular speaker, Lou addresses national and international conferences such as the Project Management Institute, Project World, and LotuSphere. She holds a computer science degree from Purdue University, where she taught database and programming classes, and a Masters in Instructional Technology from Indiana University.

11/26/12  EQ Panel with Experts Jeff Feldman & Karl Mulle
08/16/12  Creating Repeatable Project Plans
07/19/12  Leading Unruly Project Teams
07/11/12  Roll with Project Insanity
03/08/12  Project Management TriMetrix
01/31/12  What do Projects & EQ Have to do with Each Other
10/05/11  TMN: Chaos is NOT Performance: Project Management for Stability

  • http://vimeo.com/43928319 – Lou Russell on Vimeo, “Dare to Be a Successful Project Manager,” a one hour video slide show.

What You Will Learn:

– What it means to manage everyday projects
– How the project management role supports business goals
– Common challenges of managing everyday projects
– Simple steps you can use to improve project management skills instantly
– A method for managing projects that’s both flexible and repeatable

Northeast Indiana Chapter: Project Management Institute

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