PMI Portland Chapter

How to Connect to PMI Global

How to Connect to PMI Global

Spotlight on the PMIEF (Project Management Institute Educational Foundation)

Visit to learn more about how chapter volunteers are increasing their impact by training teachers in project management. PMIEF offers no-cost resources that are ideal for leading workshops and training for educators who hope to bring PM into their classrooms.

To learn more about resources for training teachers, please contact your local PMI Outreach Team: Regina Koli, CAPM, Director of Academic Outreach,

What is the PMIEF?

  • A non-profit charitable organization that champions project management for educational and social good.
  • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a supporting organization within PMI.
  • PMIEF gives grants, awards, and scholarships from donations to facilitate or develop new programs and products.
  • PMIEF has 3 areas of focus:
  • Preparing youth for success in life through the use of projects to teach primary and secondary school students project management skills.  Also training teachers in the use of PM.
  • Helping students realize their dreams through academic scholarships, internships, doctoral research grants, and visiting professorships.
  • Helping nonprofit and NGO organizations use their limited resources more efficiently and effectively by increasing their PM capacity.
  • The extent of work the PMIEF is able to accomplish depends on its ability to raise funds.

Community Benefits

  • Utilize PMIEF resources for the benefit of the community and community’s members.
  • Engage members and meet members’ needs by creating a deeper and longer lasting impact on the people of the world through project management.
  • Use PM to contribute to society locally and around the globe.
  • Be seen as a leader.
  • Support the work of the PMIEF in expanding and giving back to our profession.
  • Communicate to PMIEF your community’s needs and ideas as they relate to leveraging project management for social good.

PMIEF Liaison Benefits

  • Ensure your community and its members have a way to capture the valuable benefits outlined above.
  • Become the PMIEF subject matter expert for your chapter or community of practice.
  • Become the thought leader within your PMI community regarding how your community can best partner with the PMIEF.
  • Have a direct connection with the PMIEF Liaison Program Administrator (staff contact) and PMIEF Liaison Board contact for asking questions and providing suggestions.

PMIEF Liaison Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attend PMIEF trainings, updates, and receptions – virtually, as Liaison is available, Leadership Institute Meetings, Congresses, and/or Regional meetings.
  • Become knowledgeable about PMIEF programs and products.
  • Subscribe to and remain up-to-date with PMIEF e-newsletter.
  • Communicate to your PMI community board the wealth of PMIEF resources the board can utilize and the opportunities for partnering with the PMIEF.
  • Provide on-going education to your PMI community board and members about PMIEF.
  • Communicate to your PMI community members the PMIEF resources they can utilize (PMIEF newsletter, scholarships, awards, resources, etc.)
  • Advocate for the coordination and use of PMIEF resources by your PMI community and/or its members.
  • Represent the interests of PMIEF to your PMI community, its board, and members.
  • Promote PMIEF academic scholarships, awards, and training scholarships among your PMI community members, as appropriate, and encourage applicants to submit all relevant materials in a timely manner.
  • Facilitate the sharing of ideas specific to philanthropic activities and creation of new programs from your PMI community to PMIEF.
  • Suggest new charitable programs and products for PMIEF consideration.
  • Become knowledgeable about the ethics and conduct of public charities.
  • Optional: May facilitate PMIEF fundraising events within your PMI community.

Authority and Accountability

  • Accountable to promote and execute the usage of PMIEF programs and products in coordination with the PMIEF Liaison Program Administrator.
  • Optional:  May execute PMIEF fundraising programs and projects including cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship within the community in coordination with the PMIEF Development Manager.

Skills and Competencies

  • Passion for using project management for the good of others in society – students, teachers, under-privileged individuals, non-profits, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated success in working well with people and teams
  • Consistent record of taking the initiative and being self-motivated
  • Ability to work independently on a variety of sensitive, confidential and/or otherwise complex matters.
  • Willingness to maintain the confidentiality of donors.
  • Willingness to follow established protocols.
  • Organized approach in doing work.
  • Polite, polished, and effective written and oral communications skills.
  • Commitment to his/her own professional development.
  • Prior experience with a charity or in fundraising (desired).


PMIEF Liaison Program Administrator:  Kendra Modzelewski, office:  +1 610 356 4600   ext. 1084

Spotlight on the Academic Member Advisory Group

This group works in partnership with Academic Resources staff to provide expert support and recommendations regarding the array of programs and services provided by the PMI Academic Resources Department. It is a catalyst for PMI academic thought leadership and product leadership.

View the Charter in order to learn more about how to get involved