Additional Funding Opportunities
There are multiple organizations with humanitarian-focused goals. Be sure to explore groups such as Engineers Without Borders for their funding opportunities.
Many companies will provide funding for local community projects to both employees and local colleges. In addition to financial grants, you might also find companies are willing to donate electronics and other technology.
- Corporations in your city
Your local community
Often, you can find funding locally for your project. This might include local city grants, the local Chamber of Commerce, and other governmental grants.
- Local chambers of commerce
- Religious organizations and charities
- Government grants
Project Management Resources
Formalized project management training
Specialized training in project management is available through multiple organizations, and looks great on your resume. Consider learning more through the Project Management Institute.
Multiple tools are used by professionals to assist with project management. A common technique that originated with software companies to encourage constant progress and meet short-term goals is Scrum. For setting long-term strategic plans and a broad scheduling view, you might want to create a Gantt Chart
IEEE volunteer leadership training
Self-paced, online training is available through IEEE’s Center for Leadership Excellence (CLE) to help you develop new skills, accomplish jobs, and become a better leader. There are specific courses for different IEEE volunteer roles as well as volunteer leadership training program to develop future IEEE leaders.
Mentors & Guidance
IEEE Technical Societies
You can network and find a mentor in whatever discipline of engineering you’re interested in through the various technical societies of IEEE. Just click on a technical society to find your local chapter and reach out to the committee chairperson.
IEEE Consultants Network
IEEE has a network of consultants that can serve as mentors or provide guidance for your projects. You can find opportunities to network and collaborate with experienced, independent consultants on the site.
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