And now a word from Shannon McGuire, our Community Engagement Manager

Hi all! Welcome to my office/shoebox apartment! In addition to my
work in the federal space, I manage MPS’ Community Engagement Program with
fellow consultant Lily Seglin. Lately we’ve been working overtime, adjusting upcoming
pro bono projects to accommodate the current (pandemic) reality, promoting
virtual volunteering opportunities to MPS staff, and encouraging the use of MPS’
employee matching donations in this time of so much need….

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Nonprofits and Project Managers Come Together

The sixth
annual Project Management Day of Service (PMDOS), which took place last month
at the University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence, brought
together 84 Project Managers, and representatives from 21 nonprofits, to work
on 22 projects, ranging from social media planning and management, to funding
and staffing, marketing, and even planning a funk dance party in Washington,
DC. Nonprofits included Barry Farm, an…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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