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People Making a Difference (PMD)



People Making a Difference (PMD) organizes one-time, hands-on volunteer projects for individuals, partners with businesses to promote effective community involvement, and trains and assists nonprofit leaders in quality volunteer management. Since PMD began in 1992, it has engaged and learned from more than 9,300 volunteers and 44 for-profit and public business partners. PMD has organized and executed more than 1,290 service projects, helping 143 recipient charities, of which 83% do not have staffing and other resources dedicated to working with volunteers year-round and so need assistance in order to involve volunteers effectively. PMD has built a reputation for providing high quality volunteer experiences that make a real difference to local charities. Community Service Projects - PMD's award winning, well planned service projects engage volunteers in meaningful, hands-on work that effectively meets real needs and educates volunteers about the context of their work. Participants consistently feel energized and motivated from making a difference as PMD volunteers. PMD also trains and supervises a corps of experienced volunteer project managers who lead volunteer groups. Corporate Community Involvement - PMD partners with businesses of all sizes to identify clear community service goals and objectives and then to develop appropriate employee volunteer opportunities. PMD's involvement ranges from research and project development to complete planning and full-service execution, such that employers need only recruit participants. PMD offers experience, innovation, and convenience. Recent corporate partners have included Bank of NY Mellon, Novartis, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and Dell EMC. Assisting Nonprofit Leaders - PMD trains and provides technical assistance to charities in implementing strategic practices in volunteer management, so that other nonprofits will embrace high standards that are the hallmarks of PMD's successful service program.
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