MPS Assistance Yields Results for Points of Light

In the summer of 2018, Points of Light (POL), a sprawling international nonprofit, linked up with MPS to improve their project management skill-sets, and address conflicting management practices between departments. A framework was needed to enhance POL’s ability to effectively perform its mission of promoting and encouraging volunteer service all over the world.

MPS consultants spent three months
conducting interviews with key…


Shannon McGuire on her role as MPS Community Engagement Manager

As a designated Employer of National Service, MPS has a
strong Community Engagement program. In June, our Community Engagement Manager,
Shannon McGuire attended four days of intensive workshops and a leadership
training through the Points of Light Conference. Our Communications team wanted
to find out about the conference, as well as learn more about Shannon’s ideas
on Community Engagement.

COMMS: First,
Shannon, tell us a little bit about…


MPS Team Helps Friendship Place Raise Needed Funds

Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It’s important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It’s the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.  –Dorothy Height

MPS Consultants Lily Seglin and Marci Owens began their journey with Friendship Place in October, 2018, when the executive leadership team of the Washington, DC-based nonprofit came to MPS, seeking a strategy for developing new…


MPS Helps Points of Light with Project Management Framework

 “I have spoken of a
thousand points of light, of all the community organizations that are spread
like stars throughout the Nation, doing good,” 
declared President George H.W. Bush, in his 1989 inaugural address.
Almost 30 years later, as the world mourned his passing, MPS consultants were
hard at work helping Points of Light (POL), 
the organization he founded, and the world’s largest organization
dedicated to volunteer…


The Fifth Annual Project Management Day of Service – Washington DC

The Saturday before Martin Luther King Junior’s 90th
birthday was chilly, with serious snowstorms in the forecast, but the halls of
the Project Management Center for Excellence at the University of Maryland were
abuzz with excitement. Eagerly huddled around flip charts and computers were
representatives from 24 nonprofit organizations, along with 97 project
managers. On the docket were 28 projects in various stages of implementation….


MPS Gives Back – a Year in Review

As a designated Employer of National Service, we at M Powered Strategies are committed to public service for government and nongovernmental organizations. In 2018, MPS consultants contributed more than 570 hours, and served over 41 organizations across the country through our Pro Bono Program and Employee Volunteering Program. In addition to these two programs, MPS matched employee donations to the nonprofits our consultants support through…