The recipient of MPS’ October charitable contribution goes to Breaking Ground, a grass-roots nonprofit that provides resources to motivated Cameroonian communities. They target communities that have already prioritized a need, collectively decided upon a solution, and have begun actively working towards their goal, but whose progress is held up by a lack of funding.
Breaking Ground was presented to MPS by our former Community Engagement... +
The recipient of MPS’s September donation is dedicated to helping children who have been impacted by a parent’s cancer. Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. Founded at Stanford University in 2000, Camp Kesem currently operates free summer camps for children in 40 states across the country. Kesem is the largest national... +
In August of 2018, MPS consultants selected Neighbor Ride, a Howard County based nonprofit, to receive a $500 contribution. The mission of Neighbor Ride is to enhance the health and quality of life for seniors by providing affordable, volunteer-based supplemental transportation.
According to their values, every senior should enjoy the benefits of being connected to people, services, and activities that add meaning and value to their lives. The... +
This summer, MPS consultants Ben Eden and Shannon McGuire worked with Friendship Place, a DC-based nonprofit whose mission is to empower people experiencing, or at risk of homelessness, to obtain stable housing and rebuild their lives. This well-regarded NGO runs several programs, including the Family Connect Program, which helps at-risk families. The MPS team worked with staff and clients of Family Connect to help improve their program... +
We all know that children who spend time outdoors are healthier and do better in school. But these days, with budget cuts in public education and more and more time spent on “screen time” as opposed to “green time,” there is an epidemic of inactivity among America’s youth. As a result, we see rising rates of obesity and other issues. Most at risk are children from underserved, urban communities.
So this June, when warm... +
M Powered Strategies’ nonprofit consulting program recently had an opportunity to assist our neighbor and landlord, the National Grange, which has been serving families and communities across the country since 1867. Today, as with so many nonprofits, budget constraints are probably the number one issue. Getting maximum value out of minimal funds requires a super tight ship.
The staff at the Grange needed help in defining their annual... +