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Making Real Impact through Skills-Based Volunteering

Earlier this month, MPS employees Zully Barrientos, Paul Dolmon, Mariana Enriquez, Mary Flannery, Isaac Garon, Mara Goldberg, and Allison Primack volunteered at a local law firm for KIND (Kids in Need of Defense), a nonprofit that partners with attorneys and law firms to provide pro bono representation to unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children. We were there to conduct intake interviews with Central American children for their lawyers.... +

Congratulations, PACE Cohort 10!

The lights in the glass lobby of the Shakespeare Theatre’s Harman Hall shone bright last Monday night as MPS staff, PACE alums, and members of the PREP Oversight Group gathered to honor the five graduating members of PACE Cohort 10: Rob Denaburg, Ben Eden, Mariana Enriquez, Jeremy Faircloth and Josh Forgét. PACE, which stands for Professional Apprenticeship for Consulting Excellence, now counts 41 certificate holders, who have successfully... +

MPS Sponsors 2016 Volunteer Fair at PMIWDC

PMIWDC Volunteer Fair 2016 The Washington, DC Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMIWDC) held its second annual Volunteer Fair on October 17, driving home its core value, promoting Project Managers as “High Impact Community Leaders.” PMs, local nonprofits, and the chapter leadership came together to recruit and place volunteers with organizations in need. The event was designed and implemented by Uma Hiremagalur, VP of Programs,... +

Reasons for Success: The 2016 PMIWDC Volunteer Fair

Boasting over ten thousand members, the DC Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMIWDC) is more than the largest PMI chapter, it is also one of the most active. Thanks to the support of local businesses and universities, along with a commitment to community outreach – exemplifying their newly coined core value of “High Impact Community Leaders” – PMIWDC is able to galvanize its membership with meaningful events that support the... +

Americans for the Arts 2016 #BCA10 winners

Congratulations again to all the Americans for the Arts 2016 #BCA10 winners. We are proud to be featured alongside Johnson & Johnson, Proctor & Gamble, Dogfish Head, and others in this October issue of Forbes. Thank you again to the Shakespeare Theatre Company for the nomination, and for the hard work you do bringing the brilliance of Shakespeare to modern audiences. +

MPS helps Points of Light Launch Skills-Based Volunteer Program

Coach2Action Milestone Completion Rate In June of last year, Points of Light (POL) approached M Powered Strategies about putting together a volunteer recruitment program that would connect nonprofit organizations across the nation with Project Management Professionals (PMPs)®. MPS President, Kendall Lott, along with fellow M Powered Strategies PMPs, Janet Schwartz, and Jessica Gilles, designed and implemented a pilot program, Coach2Action. They... +