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MPS Contributes to Neighbor Ride

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... +

MPS Assists Friendship Place

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... +

MPS Gives to National Park Service Initiative for Children

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... +

MPS CEO Assists the National Grange

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... +

PM Point of View® to Feature Highlights from the 2018 Project Management Symposium: Turning Knowledge into Practice

MPS President, Kendall Lott, was wearing his podcast hat recently, when he attended the annual Project Management Symposium, hosted by the University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence. With him was a team of M Powered Strategies consultants and PMP®s, armed with audio recorders. While Kendall conducted “man on the street” interviews with speakers and attendees at the symposium, his team fanned out to record three key... +

What is Vendor Engagement?

In big-volume acquisitions, procurement is fraught with challenges. If you are the buyer, you want to be as knowledgeable as possible. That’s why vendor engagement is key. The more knowledgeable the buyer, the better the deal. Category Management, a systematic and disciplined approach to procurement that was originally developed for the packaging industry, has been adopted by Federal Government agencies.  In Category Management, buyer and... +