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Project Management

E-Book: Introduction to Project Management Published by: Project Management for Development Organizations 

Organizations that have adopted project management as a key competency have benefited from improved project outcomes to significant competitive advantage. This ebook present the ideas and concepts behind the use of modern project management methods for development organizations

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E-Book: The Project Management Cycle Published by: Project Management for Development Organizations 

This ebook introduces the concept of managing a project using a cyclical approach. Development project management consists of six phases; initiating, planning, implementing, monitoring, adapting and closing. Its an integrated approach that provides for the continuous cycle that includes learning through all the phases.

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E-Book: The Project Management Processes Published by: Project Management for Development Organizations 

This books presents the nine management processes required to manage a projects. Includes the four processes to manage the project constrains of scope, schedule, budget and quality and five additional supporting processes to manage the team, stakeholders, information, risk and contracts.

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Social Media

Case Study: Social Media for Social Good Published by: Ayelet Baron, Cisco Cystems and NetHope, June 2009 

This case study by Ayelet Baron provides an overview of social media tools and strategies and examples of how nonprofits can use social media. Download now (PDF, 11MB)

Article: Should Your Organization Use Social Networking Sites? Signs that a social networking site might work – or not work – for you Published by: Brett Bonfield, Techsoup.org, Jan 2008 

This article highlights some of the signs that indicate social networking might not be for your organization at this point in time and also outlines how interesting opportunities for organizations that embrace social networking.

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Article: Determining Your Social Network Needs: When it comes to social networking, is more always better? Published by: Beth Kanter, Techsoup.org, Feb 2008 

The article discusses what it means to maintain a presence on one or more online social networks, and helps evaluate what sort of presence makes sense for an organization and which tools provide the best return. Read more …

 

Websites with Training Content

Website: PM4DEV.org Published by: Project Management for Development Organizations 

PM4DEV.org provides resources like quick e-lessons, in depth e-learning course, e-books, forums and newsletters about project management in development organizations.

To access these resources you need to register as a member. Membership is free.

www.PM4DEV.org

Website: LINGOs.org Published by: Learning for International Non-Governmental Organizations (LINGOs) 

LINGOs is a consortium of more than 55 international nonprofit organizations that share learning resources and experiences. LINGOs resources are available to staff in LINGOs member organizations. Check which organizations are LINGOs members >>

LINGOs offers training content and tools made up of off-the-shelf courses, NGO developed courses and tools and jointly developed content to be shared across all members. LINGOs also provides opportunities, venues and systems for information exchange on learning and development topics.

www.LINGOs.org

Website: PM4DEV.org Published by: Project Management for Development Organizations 

PM4DEV.org provides resources like quick e-lessons, in depth e-learning course, e-books, forums and newsletters about project management in development organizations.

To access these resources you need to register as a member. Membership is free.

www.PM4DEV.org

Website: GCFLearnFree.org Published by: Goodwill Community Foundation International 

GCFLearnFree.org offers free self-paced training in form of written tutorials, videos and online classes with mini skills assessments. Users can learn how a computer, keyboard, and mouse work, how to set up e-mail accounts or create a Facebook profile or search the Internet. The self-paced training can be accessed without registration. To participate in the online classes a user needs to register for a free account and can then take online classes and even earn Continued Education Units (CEUs) and a Certificate of Completion for the classes taken.View all topics http://www.gcflearnfree.org/topics

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Website: GCFLatino.org Published by: Goodwill Community Foundation International 

This learning site for Spanish speakers offers short training sessions in video format on computers, different operating systems, Internet basics, Internet security, e-mail, Facebook, Microsoft Word, etc.

www.gcflatino.org/tecnologia