NGOs are organizations be it large or small, work towards the betterment of the society. To name a few causes there is the eradication of poverty, managing diseases, hunger issues, help during natural calamities and war, delivering education, providing shelter not just to humans but to animals as well. With Project Management for NGOs these projects which require integration of manpower globally along with managing the funds can be dealt systematically.

The most essential requirement for an NGO is to clearly define the project scope to ensure that only the work which is associated with the project is carried out within the budget. NGOs through project management can maximize their resources, increase flexibility among the team members, and maintain transparency among the diverse stakeholders.

Project management provides an enormous advantage to the NGOs as there is enhanced professionalism and good quality project delivery with effective communication and risk mitigation. Through PMP training an NGO project manager will understand that the success of any project depends on schedule, budget, performance, and acceptance. Acceptance is a long-term goal to make the project sustainable.



PMP training can prove to be an asset for the NGOs as it helps in assessing the framework, analyzing the proposals, managing varied and geographically dispersed teams, and understanding the main objective of the project through the ten knowledge areas. The Core Knowledge areas are:

  1. Project Integration Management:  For effective co-ordination between various project elements
  2. Project Scope Management : To ensure only the required work is included
  3. Project Schedule ManagementTo manage the project duration and milestones
  4. Project Cost ManagementTo identify the resources and keep the budget under control
  5. Project Quality Management : To ensure that all the Quality requirements are met
  6. Project Human Resource ManagementTo develop and employ the project professional effectively and keep them motivated
  7. Project Communication ManagementTo manage internal and external communications with efficiency
  8. Project Risk Management : To identify, analyse, and mitigate the potential risk
  9. Project Procurement ManagementTo obtain resources and manage contracts
  10. Project Stakeholder ManagementTo identify individual, people, groups and organizations that would impact or are impacted by the project





User Avatar Dr. Preeti Adhav

Dr. Preeti has over 20 years of professional experience and is an alumnus of IIM-Bangalore. She is a PMP and ACP certified professional from Project Management Institute, USA, Vice President : India- South Korea Business Council WICCI. Dr Preeti is a serial entrepreneur. Prior to founding Monks- Learning Lab she has been the co-founder of Usha Diagnostics, a state of art Medical Imaging center at Mumbai, India.  She has varied and rich experience in Learning and Development and is a trainer affiliated with MSME  (Ministry of Small and  Medium Enterprises- Govt of India)  & IIM Bangalore. 

User Avatar Alan L Krishnan

Alan L. Krishnan is currently Organizational Growth and Strategy Adviser to several enterprises. With rich experience of 40+ Years he has worked in Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America growing enterprises with domestic and international operations. Expert at developing and managing Major Medical Insurance plans to optimize resources, and successful negotiation of compensation & incentive plans. Expert at Domestic and International operations, managing operations, starting new branches, and working in multiple time zones.  Currently on the Board of several commercial and not for profit organizations.