Serve. Change. Empower. It’s a progressive statement, starting with the expected (to serve) but immediately advancing to the goal (to change, to empower). This is the motto of M Powered Strategies, it represents the work we do but also how we function as a group of creative, dynamic and, yes, service-oriented consultants. The traits required to inspire change and to empower others are…


MPS Consultants Advise Female Restaurateurs on Strategic Planning

By Maggie Harney

RE:Her, or Regarding Her Food, is a nonprofit based in Los Angeles striving to empower female restaurateurs by facilitating opportunities of connection, access, and professional growth. Its nine founding members started the organization in November 2020, given the detrimental effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the food and beverage restaurant industry.

As an organization that prioritizes community engagement and public…


MPS Consultants Assist Music Nonprofit

By Melissa Farzin

During the pandemic, MPS has been extra busy delivering consulting services to nonprofits all over the country. We recently completed a project for a Chicago-based music collective, CHAI Collaborative Ensemble, dedicated to honoring history, advocating for new works, and engaging with communities through performances of vocal and instrumental chamber music.

The pandemic has been challenging for many of us, but can you…


Rizwan Oskoui: Virtually Delivering on Multiple Fronts

I work on one of the few MPS contracts that has always been fully remote, so I’ve had an established workspace for a while. You’d think adjusting to the new Covid-normal would be easy.  However, it’s been an adventure as our client worked hard to expand their technological capabilities to support a fully remote workforce and meet telehealth needs. We’re all accustomed to online meetings and interacting via chat, but things get…


MPS Supports Nonprofits Promoting Justice & Equality

In an ongoing effort to address the social and economic issues that continue to roil towns and cities across America, the staff at MPS has elected to direct our July corporate donations – $1000.00 each – to  three nonprofits dedicated to making real and lasting change. Equal Justice Initiative works to bring about criminal justice reform and racial justice by challenging excessive punishment and abusive prison conditions, and educating the…


Consultant Lily Seglin Helps Out in Chicago

I’ve been working from home since I started at MPS two years ago, so not much has changed with my workday. The biggest change for me is my volunteer work. Before the pandemic, I volunteered regularly at PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving) Chicago, helping to find adoptive homes for animals, and connecting underserved community members with veterinary care for their pets. Now, the only animal I get to see regularly is my cat, Rose. But that hasn’t…