A recent episode of The Nonprofit Show – the nation’s daily live streaming broadcast where the Nonprofit Community comes together for problem-solving, innovation, and change – features MPS President & CEO, Kendall Lott, along with some of his colleagues from Project Management for Change.
Kendall helped found PM for Change in 2015 to provide structure and support for Project Management Day of Service (PMDoS), an event that he had... +
By Melissa Farzin
During the pandemic, MPS has been extra busy delivering consulting services to nonprofits all over the country. We recently completed a project for a Chicago-based music collective, CHAI Collaborative Ensemble, dedicated to honoring history, advocating for new works, and engaging with communities through performances of vocal and instrumental chamber music.
The pandemic has been challenging for many of us, but can you... +
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that Professional Services have a strikingly high turnover rate. In fact, over the past five years, the average rate was 63.5% per year. This presents a particular challenge for small businesses: How to recruit and retain talented consultants at a competitive market rate. MPS has implemented a number of programs and practices to address this challenge, and we invite you to read an analysis of our... +
Hello again, dear readers! This is the end of the series and, as many literary journeys go, this one is going to end on a slightly sentimental note. I’ve been part of Executive Management Service (EMS) Cohort #1 since September 2020; it’s only fitting that I wrap up this experience with a reflection on my personal trek. Grab your caffeine source of choice, a biscuit, and a chair.
For starters, I really just applied to the program on a... +
Welcome back, dear readers! Have I sold you on the value of professional mindfulness yet? (See Part 1: Translating Soft Skills in the Time of Covid.) If you’re not quite there, you’re in luck. I’ve got another installment.
You may need a bit of background for this one, so let’s get down to basics. Every business class I’ve ever taken has referred to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs as a core concept, a way of understanding what drives... +
“The act of turning conversation into something visual, so everyone can understand a client space, is a little bit like magic. The final product is truly beautiful to behold.”
“Shani’s Change Management course helped open up a whole world for me!”
These are the reactions of MPS consultants to their experience in the first cohort of our Execution Management Services (EMS) program. Of the group who started the... +