Here’s How Over 400 Project Managers Used Their Skills to Impact the DC Area - #ScopeForChange Recap

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Here’s How Over 400 Project Managers Used Their Skills to Impact the DC Area - #ScopeForChange Recap

PMI, Taproot Foundation with support by A Billion + Change and HP, host the largest pro bono day of service in history
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Missed out on @PMDOS15? Get the highlights & learn why PMs decided to #scopeforchange on #MLKDay2015:
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 1:45pm

CAMPAIGN: Taproot Foundation: Washington DC

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Good morning! We’re live at @PMDOS15! Are you ready to #ScopeForChange? – A Billion + Change (tweet)

The Project Management Institute (PMI), Taproot Foundation and A Billion + Change joined together on Monday, January 19 during MLK Day of Service for the largest pro bono ScopeAthon ever. Over 400 project managers participated to identify one organizational challenge for nearly 100 nonprofits, brainstormed solutions, and developed a scope of work for a project that will address their needs.

This is the largest gathering for a #scopeathon ever! – Taproot Foundation (tweet)

Thanks to our friends at CNCS, we were honored to kick off the event with remarks from the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, who emphasized how important service is to the community and how the private sector can help to improve their communities.

For #MLKDay2015, I'm at #ScopeAthon emphasizing the importance of service & the role the private sector plays in improving their communities. – Penny Pritzker, US Secretary of Commerce (tweet)

Honored to have Secry of Commerce @pennypritzker join me #scopeforchange @tapfound MLK Day of Service @whitehouse - Liz Hamburg, President & CEO, Taproot Foundation (tweet)

Secretary of Commerce opens up @PMDOS15 #scopeforchange event @sheratonhotels tysons on #MLKDay2015. – Hector Del Castillo, Marketing Director, PM Day of Service (tweet)

During the ScopeAthon, A Billion + Change launched the #ScopeForChange campaign to build awareness that project managers and nonprofits are unleashing the potential of their time and talent through skills-based volunteering. Participants were excited to tell us why they decided to #ScopeForChange:

Tweeted from A Billion + Change:

.@MaxSkolnik of @taprootfoundDC will #scopeforchange because he wants his child to grow up in a community of love! – (tweet)

.@JKendallLott will #scopeforchange at @PMDOS15 because Project Managers get CHANGE done! #MLKDay2015 – (tweet)

The @ABillionPlus team is excited to #scopeforchange at @PMDOS15 because we want to unleash the power of #probono! – (tweet)

Laura of @MyPMOStrategies is excited to #scopeforchange at @PMDOS15 because it matters! Get. It. Done. #MLKDay2015 – (tweet)

.@CHAWinDC will #scopeforchange because working together creates positive community change! @PMDOS15 –(tweet)

Charlene wants to #scopeforchange at @PMDOS15 to represent for PMs under age 30! #MLKDay2015 #millennials –(tweet)

The enthusiasm among project managers and nonprofits alike was contagious. Participants were excited to be involved and so many were grateful for the opportunity to show that project management is a field of highly-skilled professionals that can make the lives and jobs of nonprofits much easier. This event honored the legacy and service of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by unleashing the potential of the private sector to use their time and talent for good!

Creating value for a hundred non-profits. #scopeforchange #pmdos15 – Barbara R (tweet)

Ruby from @ChavezSchools is hard at work with project managers as they #scopeforchange – Taproot Foundation (tweet)

Digging deep with our project managers at the @taprootfound scopeathon! #scopeforchange – Thrive DC  (tweet)

On this #MLKDay @PMDOS15 will #scopeforchange to help @FairBudgetDC achieve their mission! – A Billion + Change (tweet)

Team @DeloitteUS, working w/ us at @PMDOS15 #scopeforchange. They're great! – National Peace Corps Asn (tweet)

Our #ScopeForChange tweets garnered over 540,000 impressions! View all of the tweets and highlights from the Project Management Day of Service event on our Storify.


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Taproot Foundation

A Billion + Change


Sarah Boison
A Billion + Change
Suzanne Craig
Taproot Foundation
Keywords: Volunteerism & Community Engagement | Engagement | MLK Day 2015 | Media & Communications | Pro Bono Service | Project Management Institute | Social Change | Taproot Foundation | Twitter | a billion + change | capacity building

CAMPAIGN: Taproot Foundation: Washington DC

CONTENT: Article