MPS’ Program Development Work with Points of Light Results in ServiceWorks 2.0

For over a year, MPS staff has dedicated hundreds of hours in various capacities to the ServiceWorks program at Points of Light (POL).  This groundbreaking national program helps underserved youth and young adults from low income families develop leadership and life skills needed to prepare for future careers.

Two years into the program, POL wanted to build off lessons learned and readjust their strategic goals. Using a detailed gap analysis…


MPS Assists Points of Light with Service Enterprise Initiative Business Model Development

This past spring, MPS Business Analysts Ashley Rezai and Shannon McGuire worked with Points of Light (POL) to identify areas for improvement in the business model for their Service Enterprise Initiative (SEI). SEI is a national certification program run by POL to help nonprofits effectively manage volunteer resources and create skills-based volunteering opportunities.

In an effort to reduce the time and expense required to complete the…


MPS Helps ServiceWorks with Curriculum Design

ServiceWorks is a program run by Points of Light to help disenfranchised youth – many of them raised in the foster care system – to develop the skills needed for college and a career. They were interested in incorporating a Project Management component to their curriculum that met the standards of the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF), so last December, Points of Light came to M Powered Strategies requesting a…


MPS Assists Local Nonprofit

M Powered Strategies recently finished a pro bono engagement with The P.E.A.R.L.S. Inc. (Purposefully Empowering and Reaching Little Sisters), a nonprofit based at a school in Prince George’s County, Maryland, which serves girls in grades 3 through 6. In existence since 2011, P.E.A.R.L.S. was experiencing some common nonprofit growing pains, so they came to MPS for help.

Arezu Hadjialiloo, Mariana Enriquez, and Karli Kloss of MPS all share…


MPS Team Assists Partnerships for Parks

M Powered Strategies’ pro bono contributions continue to mount. Over the last couple months Kat McDonald, Community Engagement Manager at MPS, along with Jimmy Church, Mara Goldberg, Patti McMullen, and Brian Wenzler, worked on a project with Partnerships for Parks (PfP), a public-private program that supports community leaders who care and advocate for neighborhood parks and green spaces in New York City. The team conducted stakeholder…


MPS Facilitates Second MBTI Workshop for Public Allies

For the second time this year, M Powered Strategies was called on to support Public Allies, a national nonprofit dedicated to leadership development, with core values focused on diversity and inclusion, integrity, collaboration, continuous learning, and innovation. In November, certified ​practitioners Jimmy Church and Patti McMullen facilitated a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) workshop for a group of 25 allies. The aim was three-fold: to…