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Raleigh, NC (May 31, 2017) – A grant from the PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) is helping Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) build its organizational capacity through project management. The grant will help the organization increase its effectiveness and efficiency in its food packaging and distribution models in fulfillment of its mission to end world hunger.

The $56,875 grant delivered project management fundamentals training to two dozen Rise Against Hunger professionals. The organization will also develop a project management toolkit that will be available to all staff to further its capacity building efforts. Doing so will better ensure the increased impact of Rise Against Hunger’s donor dollars.

“By implementing project management techniques throughout all our programs, we can be more efficient, more effective and have a greater impact,” said Joseph Brumley, learning manager for Rise Against Hunger.

Lance Morrison, Rise Against Hunger program monitoring and evaluation associate and project management training program graduate, said, “I thought of all the ways I could apply what I learned to the benefit of my team by taking a more precise approach to our work. We are an ambitious group; we’re passionate, but that can be a double-edged sword. We set lofty goals and idealistic deadlines, but there are only so many of us and so little time.”

“Mitigating food insecurity demands that nonprofits develop project management capabilities to meet the needs of vulnerable populations worldwide,” said Michael DePrisco, PMIEF Chief Operating Officer and PMI Vice President, Global Membership and Chapters. “Our collaboration with Rise Against Hunger helps fulfill our mission to leverage project management for social good by making a difference in people’s lives and in an organization committed to doing the same.”

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About Rise Against Hunger
Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now), an international hunger relief organization based in Raleigh, N.C., works to implement immediate and long-term solutions to hunger worldwide. With program locations in 20 U.S. cities and five international offices, Rise Against Hunger has engaged volunteers to package more than 325 million nutrient-rich meals for distribution to 74 countries around the globe. To find out more about Rise Against Hunger’s efforts to end hunger worldwide, please visit www.riseagainsthunger.org.

About Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF)
The PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) is a 501(c)(3) supporting organization of Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. Founded in 1990, PMIEF develops, implements and delivers innovative programs to leverage project management for social good globally. These include scholarships, awards and grants as well as educational resources that strengthen project management knowledge of teachers, youth and nonprofit organizations. PMIEF’s vision that “all people worldwide have a better tomorrow by applying project management skills in their daily lives” comes to the life through the generosity of individual and corporate donors as well as the PMI community. For additional information, visit www.pmief.org.

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