Video takes top honors for outstanding storytelling in competition with more than 13,000 entrants
A PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) video spotlighting its 2018 grant to the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund (the Fund) has been named a Gold Winner in the 41st Telly Awards® competition in the Social Video: Not-for-Profit category. The Telly Awards honor those who tell high-caliber, innovative stories across all screens, with Gold Telly Winners described as “the standard bearers of excellence in the industry.” PMIEF created the video in collaboration with Pursuant, a full-service, technology-enabled, data-driven fundraising agency that serves nonprofit organizations.
PMIEF's investment in the Fund provided project management training, coaching, and resources for its professionals to increase organizational capacity and enable the nonprofit to establish a project management office (PMO). As a result, the Fund sustains the impact of its work on behalf of Africa’s youth and the legacy of its iconic and eponymous founder.
"Our investments build the project management capabilities of organizations that deliver life-changing initiatives for youth, including those most vulnerable," said Olivier Lazar, PMI Vice President of Strategic Alliances. "The Fund does not simply help young people ameliorate their challenging circumstances, but rather empowers them as change agents who possess the project management knowledge and skills necessary to eradicate poverty and its elemental causes. We are honored to have partnered with the Fund and to have shared the story of how PMI drives value in both this leading nonprofit and the lives of the young people it serves."
“Our founder, Nelson Mandela, knew that education and learning are powerful weapons in changing the world,” said Konehali Gugushe, Chief Executive Officer of the Fund. “This once-in-a-lifetime capacity-building opportunity that PMIEF has provided our organization has sharpened our skills to be more effective and efficient in how we do our part in changing the way society treats its children and youth. We are grateful to have an organization invest in our people and our mission.”
“We are thrilled to share this award with PMIEF,” said Jennifer Bielat, Executive Vice-President for Client Strategy at Pursuant. “Working alongside PMIEF and the Fund partners to plan the shoot, our team quickly realized the specialness of this project, and set out to ‘create the best video ever’ to showcase both organizations’ work. It’s wonderful to know that our collective dedication to this endeavor was recognized.”
The Telly Awards Judging Council, a group of leading video and television experts from some of the most prestigious companies in entertainment, publishing, advertising, and emerging technology determine award recipients. The Council selected the Fund video from among more than 13,000 entrants.