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.... +

A Message from MPS President, Kendall Lott

Greetings to all from MPS. Yes we are here and the lines are open. Virtually.  Like so many around the world, our consultants are adapting to the new paradigm. It has been heartening to see the creativity and invention that is emerging as a result. Necessity is indeed the mother of invention. Among other changes, as people stayed home to work, we managed meet with every client, initiate a new climate assessment contract complete with... +

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 HR Director gives Keynote at Mediation Training Institute (MTI) Annual Conference

MPS’ HR Director, Andrew MacDonald, SHRM-SCP, recently returned from St. Petersburg, FL, where he was a keynote speaker at the 17th annual Conflict Resolution & Mediation Conference, hosted by the Mediation Training Institute at Eckerd College.   This year’s conference, “Elevate the Conversation,” was attended by an international audience of lawyers, HR professionals, coaches, mediators and leaders from the World Bank,... +

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... +