PMPs in Action

It seems like 2017 was the Year of Empowerment for women. At M Powered Strategies, five female staffers – Ira Casteel, Hoor Jangda, Lesley McNiesh, Sarah Miller, and Maria Perez – were certified as Project Management Professionals (PMP). “Why PMP?” you might ask. What is the purpose? According to Maria, it’s “because I want to ensure that we are always providing the best services to our clients. I hope what I learned will help me go... +

Project Management Day of Service – MLK Day 2018

Project Managers at M Powered Strategies honored the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. by lending their professional skills to local and national nonprofits. Project Management Day of Service (PMDoS), which began in 2015, is hosted by Project Management for Change in partnership with Points of Light. The purpose is to help nonprofit organizations achieve their mission by providing expert advice from Project Managers. On January 15, 38... +

MPS Gives to N Street Village

On a cold December evening, a group of MPS staffers gathered around long tables piled high with soaps and shampoos, lotions and toothpaste, and miscellaneous other toiletries, wrapping them up in colorful paper and stuffing them into 50 bags. The bags are for N Street Village, a local nonprofit that offers a broad spectrum of services, housing, and advocacy to empower over 2,000 homeless and low-income women each year. In addition to the care... +

M Powered Strategies Helps Points of Light Plan for MLK Day 2018

Every year in January, millions across the country follow the example of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and come together in service. Points of Light (POL) will honor the occasion on January 15, 2018, by calling on community leaders and volunteers for a nationwide Day of Service. To help get their multi-pronged effort off the ground, POL called on M Powered Strategies’ MPS Assists program. MPS consultants Sarah Dawn Miller, Maria Perez,... +

“MPS Assists” Helps Improve Training for Education Pioneers

Over the summer of 2017, M Powered Strategies staff members, Ira Casteel, Maria Perez, Mariana Enriquez, and Shannon McGuire, worked with Education Pioneers (EP) to help improve the training provided to their fellowship recipients. Education Pioneers is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving K-12 education by recruiting and developing up-and-coming leaders in education, and placing them with school districts and various education... +

“MPS Assists” Provides Strategic Planning Support to SMANA

Earlier this year, the Social Marketing Association of North America (SMANA) applied to MPS Assists, the pro bono division of MPS’ nonprofit services, for help in defining the next phase of its organizational direction. The mission of the Arlington-based nonprofit is to connect and support change agents who use commercial marketing techniques to promote positive behavior change for social good. Since their founding in 2016, they had made a lot... +