MPS Community Engagement: Ready to Respond

Disasters come in all forms. Natural disasters, such as a hurricane or earthquake, can strike with little to no warning. Government shutdowns can upend life for federal workers in devastating ways, and a pandemic can grind life as we once knew it to a halt. MPS is ready to assist during trying times.  The Community Engagement (CE) Team at MPS is committed to providing relief services to the full extent of our ability. As a small business,…


The DC Beat: Felicity Keeley Connects with Neighbors in Need

Among many of my good fortunes during this difficult time, I am thankful to continue offering my services uninterrupted to my clients from home. Meeting facilitation, process engineering and re-engineering, requirements gathering, and policy development are just some of what’s in my wheelhouse. Due to the changing nature of work, I had a critical opportunity to offer my expertise in designing my pillar’s Continuity of Operations Plan…


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….


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…


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…