Mobilize Volunteers to Help the Neediest Charities

by People Making a Difference (PMD)


Engaging volunteers is both valuable for people served as well as rewarding for volunteers. PMD significantly increases charities’ volunteer capacity, and thus their ability to serve clients.

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PMD acts as a catalyst to spur individuals who normally cannot volunteer regularly by offering quality, one-time opportunities to make a difference. Conservative estimates calculate 4/5 charities involve volunteers, but only 1 of the 4 effectively manages volunteers since good management requires experience, leadership, resources, and a pro-volunteer culture throughout a nonprofit. PMD's expertise is in recruiting and managing volunteers AND accurately estimating work, tools, and materials.


PMD makes site visits, plans tasks, and mobilizes resources in advance, providing needed tools, materials, volunteer recruitment, and project experience and volunteer management to complete needed tasks. PMD significantly increases connections betw

Long-Term Impact

People who volunteer with PMD will appreciate the effort & leadership required to know what is needed and how they can help in the community. Similarly, businesses and other groups which organize philanthropic activities will follow PMD, aiming high.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Organization Information

People Making a Difference (PMD)

Location: Boston, MA - USA
Lori Tsuruda
Project Leader:
Lori Tsuruda
Founder & Executive Director
Boston, MA United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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