Chapter Meeting: Linking Project Management Strategies to Not-for-Profit Projects

9 Nov 2021 - 6:15pm
PDU Category: 
Virtual Meeting (Zoom)

6:15 | Log in to Zoom, Networking
6:45 | Announcements
7:00 | Panel Discussion (1 PDU)
8:00 | Communities of Practice programs (1 PDU)
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Linking Project Management Strategies to Not-for-Profit Projects -

A panel discussion by regional Not-for-Profit (NFP) leaders

DA Breakout Room Slides

Why you should attend this session:

In dealing with COVID, most Not-for-Profit (NFP) managers had to spring into action to implement programs with unfathomable restraints. This is exactly when Project Managers are at their best!

Unfortunately, most NFP managers carry out projects without the specific Project Management (PM) knowledge or sense of strategy. But it's all just not plug and play! The tools of a Project Manager need to be tailored to the nuances of the NFP world to be successful. Many a Project Manager has found themselves lost in the transition between commercial initiatives and NFP initiatives.

Jonathan Mann, VP of Outreach for PMI Westchester Chapter, will lead three distinguished NFP managers in a discussion on the challenges they typically face when attempting to implement a project, and PM approaches that can create efficiencies and improve processes and outcomes.

These NFP leaders will explain their missions, successes and challenges, and their vision for the future. Anyone interested in new volunteer opportunities can follow up after the session!

Dr. Courtney M. Williams
Sorraya Sampson
Ann Paul


Courtney Williams, PhDCourtney Williams, PhD holds a B.S. in Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics from Yale University and a PhD in Molecular Biology from Princeton University. She is currently a cancer researcher at a biopharmaceutical company.

Courtney has been working with Stop The Algonquin Pipeline Expansion (SAPE) since 2013, advocating for the health and safety of her community in the face of Spectra/Enbridge's massive expansion of its "Algonquin" fracked gas pipeline. She also co-founded Safe Energy Rights Group (SEnRG) to mount a legal challenge to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's approval of the gas pipeline project and help other communities facing harm from energy infrastructure. Courtney is a coordinator with Resist Spectra, a group of concerned residents who use public education and direct action to push back against the dangerous build-out of fracked gas infrastructure in the Hudson Valley.

More recently Courtney co-founded the Westchester Alliance for Sustainable Solutions to build public support for closing Wheelabrator Westchester. The incinerator, in Peekskill, burns all of Westchester County’s trash and is the largest source of air pollution in the county.

Sorraya SampsonSorraya Sampson's vast professional experience in not-for-profit management embodies her devotion to serving persons in unserved and under-served communities and improving the lives of marginalized populations.

She became President & CEO of the Urban League of Westchester in 2011 and has been a member of the Urban League family for two decades. Sorraya is a visionary who uses her depth of knowledge and experience as a results-driven leader to provide operations, financial and strategic direction to ULW to assist African Americans, other minorities, and disadvantaged individuals achieve social and economic self-sufficiency.

Ms. Sampson began her career as the founding Executive Director of the Long Island Minority AIDS Coalition, where she spearheaded initiatives providing a broad range of HIV/AIDS policy, advocacy, and educational services to the Long Island, New York region. As a member of the NYS Prevention Planning Group, Ms. Sampson co-chaired the Ethnic Racial Minority Committee and led a statewide study of all incorporated faith-based institutions in New York that documented the extent to which HIV education and prevention services were offered. This process fueled the targeted effort to increase faith organizations' participation in the struggle to stop the spread of AIDS around the county. The results of the study were published in the international health journal Public Health Reports.

Ann PaulAnn Paul was a member of the Westmoreland Sanctuary Board of Directors 2001-2015, and is passionate about “all things outdoors.” During her tenure, she served as Chair of the Nominating Committee for four years and President of the Board for two years. In addition to her strong commitment to environmental and conservation issues, she has a strong background in fiduciary management. Ann spent 15 years at J.P. Morgan Chase in their private wealth management and estate trust division. There she worked with clients who maintained assets of more than $50 million. Ann is currently a Bedford Wetlands Control Commissioner and an active member of the Bedford Garden Club.


$10 for PMI Westchester and other PMI Chapter Members
$15 for non-members

Pre-registration is required.

Register here!
Last date to register is Monday, 08 Nov 2021.

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