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Useful contacts

  PM4NGOs
PM4NGOs is an international NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation) that promotes and sustains the professionalism of program and project management in the international development sector. It owns and develops the PMD Pro and Program DPro standards.
  BOND
Bond is the UK network for organisations working in international development. We connect, strengthen and champion a dynamic network of diverse civil society organisations to help eradicate global poverty, inequality and injustice. Bond has a Project Management Group which meets several times a year to discuss issues, challenges and best practice related to project management in the international development sector. Bond organises an Annual Conference in London UK.
  NCVO
National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) champions the UK voluntary sector and volunteering because they’re essential for a better society. We do this by connecting, representing and supporting voluntary organisations.
  The Third Sector Project Management Forum
The Third Sector Project Management Forum (TSPMF) is a UK-based volunteer-run group that facilitates and encourages learning, development, sharing of knowledge and networking among project professionals across the UK Third Sector through learning events. All of our events are free and suitable for those working in project & programme management in the Third Sector – whether your charity is large or small.
  Humentum
Humentum is a global membership association for NGOs (Non-Governmental Organisations) providing training, convening, and support. We work towards social good: managing compliance and risk, juggling finances, designing programs and helping people perform at their best. Humentum organise an annual conference in Washington DC, OpEx DC.
  International Project Management Association
IPMA is a federation of about 70 Member Associations (MAs) including the APM in the UK. Their MAs develop project management competences in their geographic areas of influence, interacting with thousands of practitioners and developing relationships with corporations, government agencies, universities and colleges, as well as training organizations and consulting companies. Through IPMA, project management practitioners from all cultures and all parts of the world can network, share ideas, and move our practice and our stakeholders forward through effective collaboration and cooperation. The IPMA Coaching for Development® (IPMA C4D) initiative provides project management knowledge and experience through project management coaching to non-profit organisations.

 

Tools

  Competency Framework
A simple confidential tool to check your Competencies as a Project or Programme Manager in international development or third sector and help to build your personal development plan.
  International Development Project Management: Principles of Best Practice
The Principles of Best Practice for Project Management were developed by the Bond Project Management Group. It is a living document which functions as a self-assessment tool for organisations or teams running international development projects to review their project management practices. It can also be used to help design new project management toolkits, training or guidance.

 

Resources

  Quick Guides to Project and Program Management in the Development Sector
The PMD Pro and Program DPro methodologies from PM4NGOs are being rapidly adopted by many development organizations around the world. PMD Pro and Program DPro do not 'reinvent the wheel', but draw on industry best-practice in the context of the development sector. These quick guides will give you a good overview and help you to decide if the methodologies are suitable for you, your organization, and your team. They are free to download.