Quality and ISO Certification

What constitutes Quality? In “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,” the hero’s quest for the meaning of Quality leads to madness. If you google Quality, you might find something like “…the non-inferiority or superiority of something; it’s also defined as being suitable for its intended purpose while satisfying customer expectations.” That’s Wikipedia. According to the International Organization for... +

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... +

The Fifth Annual Project Management Day of Service – Washington DC

The Saturday before Martin Luther King Junior’s 90th birthday was chilly, with serious snowstorms in the forecast, but the halls of the Project Management Center for Excellence at the University of Maryland were abuzz with excitement. Eagerly huddled around flip charts and computers were representatives from 24 nonprofit organizations, along with 97 project managers. On the docket were 28 projects in various stages of implementation.... +

MPS Gives Back – a Year in Review

As a designated Employer of National Service, we at M Powered Strategies are committed to public service for government and nongovernmental organizations. In 2018, MPS consultants contributed more than 570 hours, and served over 41 organizations across the country through our Pro Bono Program and Employee Volunteering Program. In addition to these two programs, MPS matched employee donations to the nonprofits our consultants support through... +

MPS Consultants Offer Continuing Support to Friendship Place

In 2018, MPS worked on a series of projects for Friendship Place, a nonprofit dedicated to finding housing and providing other support for people experiencing homelessness in the District of Columbia. Over the summer, our consultants helped them improve the program metrics of their Family Connect program. More recently, Ben Eden, Lily Seglin and Marci Owens worked on a project to help them cultivate new donors in the community as well as... +

Associations and the Pricing Dilemma – MPS Offers Sustainable Solutions

“ ‘Associations often underestimate members’ comfort level with price changes,’ says Davin E. Hattaway, CAE, account manager for association consulting at M Powered Strategies.”                 from Associations Now magazine, Nov/Dec 2018 In our fast-changing and fast-paced world, not to mention a growing freelance economy, associations play a vital role in providing standards and... +