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…

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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….

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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…

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MPS Consultants Offer Continuing Support to Friendship Place

In 2018, MPS worked on a series of projects for Friendship Place, a nonprofit dedicated to finding housing and providing other support for people experiencing homelessness in the District of Columbia.

Over the
summer, our consultants helped them improve the program metrics of their Family
Connect program. More recently, Ben Eden, Lily Seglin and Marci Owens worked on
a project to help them cultivate new donors in the community as well as…

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MPS Kicks Off the Holidays

M Powered Strategies kicked off the holiday season in style by collecting over 50 pairs of shoes from all our consultants, and donating them to the annual shoe drive of Kicks 4 the City, which provides footwear to homeless families across the country every year just before Thanksgiving and the start of winter. Spearheaded by MPS consultant, Marci Owens, MPS’ effort went beyond amassing an impressive array of new or lightly used shoes: the…

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MPS Assists Friendship Place

This summer, MPS consultants Ben Eden and Shannon McGuire worked with Friendship Place, a DC-based nonprofit whose mission is to empower people experiencing, or at risk of homelessness, to obtain stable housing and rebuild their lives. This well-regarded NGO runs several programs, including the Family Connect Program, which helps at-risk families. The MPS team worked with staff and clients of Family Connect to help improve their program…

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