What does the largest pro bono day of service in history look like?
Read the original #ScopeForChange press release.
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. Together, they brainstormed solutions and developed a scope of work for a project that will address their needs.
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. She emphasized how important service is to the community and how the private sector can help to improve their communities.
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.
The enthusiasm among project managers and nonprofits alike was contagious. Excitement grew among participants throughout the day. 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. Most of all, 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!
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.
For more information about this Taproot Foundation ScopeAthon designed in partnership with The Project Management Institute, please see this press release. This blog was contributed by A Billion + Change and has been re-posted here from its original source on Storify.