OpenProj=MS Project

December 11, 2009

If you’re looking for an alternative MS Project-like application, you may want to download OpenProj by Serena Software. http://www.openproj.org. Download the application for free!

For the list of PM Tools

I just signed up with ‘No Kahuna’ in just less than a minute. I also created a project in less than 3 minutes. It’s the simplest pm tool i have tested — tracking tasks/activities and attaching files. But that’s basically it! Simple projects needs No Kahuna. Start managing your projects, sign up and log in to http://www.nokahuna.com

Last week i’ve met Joel to discuss about rebooting the development ofzaatu-ad zaatu.com. Zaatu was meant to address the growing BPO industry in the Philippines, by providing a web service for job listing. Now it will be pursued to be a talent management platform targeted for the small and medium enterprises.

googledocsGoogle Docs has been my free online storage of choice, until recently  i noticed that i’ve been using this as a collaborative tool with my colleagues. It’s free, it fits to sme’s requirement since buying a full featured office suite does not make sense if they are not able to use all of it’s bells and whistles.

I’ve created a new page ‘PM Tools‘ , to review available Project Management Tools in the market.  Managing the PM Processes and Tools for 4yrs now, i’d like to compare or at least identify the gaps from our in-house application. Read on.

T’Mate Wheng, from Moreton Bay, is looking for a Data Analyst with the following qualification

  • Candidate must possess at least have a Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Hotel & Restaurant Management or equivalent
  • Proficient with various software application programs, especially Microsoft Excel
  • Experience in Hotel food and beverage purchasing or equivalent would be an advantage
  • well developed analytical skills
  • Flexible, able to work on own initiative, can work under pressure and tight deadlines, and prioritize tasks accordingly
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
They are embarking on a new product and is in need of someone to help them kick off the project. The initial engagement for this position is three months (contract) but with the possibility of a long term employment.
Please email your resume to whengkay[at]yahoo[dot]com for more details.

Deadline for Entries: Dec. 22, 2007
Theme: “BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS FOR EFFECTIVE LOCAL GOVERNANCE”

Panibagong Paraan, the nationwide search for innovative ideas to address development challenges, is back!

Entries are now being accepted for the Project Grant Competition, where winners will be extended grants of up to PhP 1,000,000 to turn their innovative ideas into action.

Panibagong Paraan 2008 invites ideas for projects that help improve citizens’ quality of life through effective local governance. Proposed projects should build and utilize multi-stakeholder partnerships to:

– improve transparency and accountability in governance,
– broaden and improve quality of citizen participation in governance,
– str engthen collaboration among stakeholders, and
– improve responsiveness and efficiency of public services.

Proposed projects may focus on overall governance or sectoral governance concerns. Projects should fall under any of the following project categories:

– Governance and Administration
– Delivery of Basic Social Services (including health and nutrition, education, housing, energy)
– Economic Development
– Environmental Management
– Disaster Risk Reduction and Rehabilitation
– Special Category: Population and Development. Proposals should demonstrate local application of
the link between population dynamics (fertility, mortality and migration) and development concerns.
Projects should show how LGUs and other sectors in the community work together to address
population and development issues, or how the local government structure, processes and service
channels are harnessed for effective planning an d implementation of a population management
program.

T o ensure the sustainability of initiatives, the project proposal may focus on, or integrate an advocacy component for the development of ordinances/ laws or policies at the local or national level that will improve local governance.

Panibagong Paraan welcomes projects that seek to promote, strengthen or institutionalize indigenous mechanisms for participatory governance.

THE PROJECT GRANT COMPETITION IS OPEN TO:

– Civil society organizations (CSOs), including cooperatives and other people’s organizations, non-
government organizations, foundations, faith-based and inter-faith organizations, civic organizations,
and business/ commerce and industry associations.

– Academic and research institutions, including academic-based foundations and outreach programs.

Local government units, other government agencies, other CSOs or academic and research institutions, and/or private companies may be indicated as co-proponents/ partner organizations. Partnership with the relevant LGU/s is particularly encouraged for projects that will require integration into LGU processes to ensure sustainability.

GRANT AMOUNT AND PROJECT DURATION

Panibagong Paraan provides grants for projects that can be completed within one year.

Project grants of up to PhP 1,000,000 will be awarded for the implementation of winning project proposals. The actual grant amount will be based on the budget submitted for the proposed project. Proposals should provide for counterpart contributions (from the proponent organization and its partner organizations), in cash or kind, amounting to at least 30% of total project cost.

EVALUATION OF ENTRIES AND SELECTION OF WINNERS

Entries should be submitted in the form of a Concept Paper. (Please see Concept Paper format with required attachments below. To download a copy of the Concept Paper, go to w ww.panibagongparaan.com.)

From the submitted entries, semi-finalists will be selected and asked to submit full-blown proposals. The proposals will then be evaluated by a group of experts who will select the finalists. The finalist entries will be reviewed by a distinguished board of jurors, who will choose the winning projects. Finalists will be asked to participate in a two-day Exhibit and Culminating Event in April 2008. The Panibagong Paraan 2008 winners will be announced at the close of the Exhibit/ Culminating Event.

Entries will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

– Innovation (30%)

– Partnership-Building (30%)

– Development Results (20%)

– Sustainability, Scalability and Replicability (20%)

SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES:

Entries should be submitted via e-mail or courier/ mail/ hand delivery, to any of the following addresses:

E-mail: dimp@worldbank.org, cc: dimp2008_wb@yahoo.com. Please indicate Subject as: Project Grant Competition Entry

Delivery: Panibagong Paraan 2008 Secretariat, 23rd Flr., Taipan Place, F. Ortigas Jr. Road (formerly Emerald Avenue), Ortigas District, Pasig City (Please indicate Subject as: Project Grant Competition Entry)

Deadline for Submission of Concept Papers: 5:00 PM, December 22, 2007

February 2008: Notification of Semi-Finalists
March 2008: Notification of Finalists
April 2008: Exhibit/ Culminating Event

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please visit http://www.panibagongparaan.com, or contact the Panibagong Paraan 2008 Secretariat through:

E-mail: dimp@worldbank.org, cc: dimp2008_wb@yahoo.com
Tel. Nos.: 917-3034, 0920-925-11 37

PANIBAGONG PARAAN 2008 PARTNERS:

World Bank * Department of the Interior and Local Government – Local Government Academy * Asian Development Bank * Australian Agency for International Development/ Philippines – Australia Community Assistance Program * Canadian International Development Agency * Caucus of Development NGO Networks * League of Corporate Foundations * Peace and Equity Foundation * Philippine Center for Population and Development * Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement * Team Energy Foundation * The Asia Foundation/ United States Agency for International Development * United Nations Development Programme Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme

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Posted by: “karina alburo” karinamalburo@ yahoo.com   karinamalburo

Dear All,

We are pleased to offer to NGOs, socio-civic organizations, schools and universities, research organizations and think tank consulting firms, foundations, government institutions, and international organizations our Revised Edition of the resource directory called Directory of International Funding Organizations, Nonprofit Organizations, NGOs, Corporate Donors, and Relief Agencies”.

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The index is user friendly and lists initiatives from human rights, gender, women, children, environment, health, education, enterprise development, art and culture, micro-finance, and many others.

Funding organizations supporting these initiatives are listed down together with their corresponding page(s) in the Directory.

The size of the Directory is 8-1/2″ x 11″ and it has 497 pages.

The Directory sells for P950.

The entries in the Directory are up-to-date and these were gathered, verified, and edited by our team of researchers and our editorial board.

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· Contact Person
· Contact Address, Telephone No., Fax No., Email Address and Website Address
· Brief Description
· Priorities and Programs
· Type of Support
· Regions/Countries Served
· Restrictions
· Mode of Application
· Typical Size Range of Grant

This resource Directory is of immense value to organizations who wish to implement their preferred social and community oriented projects including promoting their advocacies when they seek funding, technical assistance, and in-kind donation.

Examples of these projects could be poverty alleviation; education; drug abuse awareness and prevention; teaching skills and training for the out-of-school youth; job creation; enhancing micro-enterprise and enterprise development; providing basic medical and dental care to the marginalized and the underserved; gender; women; children; mitigating and making people aware of the risks and dangers of HIV/AIDS; educating people on family planning; micro-credit and micro-lending; environmental and eco-system awareness and education; food security and agriculture productivity; helping the spread of ICT to bridge the digital gap between the underprivileged
youth and the underserved; helping identify appropriate technology to increase agricultural production and agro-based manufacturing; LGBT; and many other worthy causes and advocacies that are championed by many NGOs and other organizations. We are also selling the Proposal Writing Guidebook, 2nd edition, 2007. It is a comprehensive book in writing winning proposals that grant writers could use as a ready reference and guide in crafting project proposals.

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