MPS Assists in Action

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Points of Light Military Initiatives (MI) Division

Responding to Market Trends

 

Each interaction was thorough, well-planned and professional. MPS helped Points of Light’s Military Initiative’s team build a strategy during a critical and transitory time. The end result was a well-thought-out and cohesive plan that involves sound strategy, realistic goals, and next steps.

Realignment of the work in the Veteran and Military space to correspond with trends in the volunteerism and Veteran-engagement markets.

MPS planned and led workshops to define MI’s values, mission, vision, customer value proposition, strategic goals, objectives, and programmatic initiatives.

Creation of a comprehensive strategic plan addressing the organization’s approach to stabilizing and scaling the division’s work while meeting financial, customer, organizational, and business needs.

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Talent Beyond Boundaries (TBB)

Launching New Initiatives

M Powered Strategies provided TBB with significantly more feedback and insight into our work than we could have expected! Their recommendations continue to guide our strategic planning.

Identifying the best approach for successfully pairing skilled refugees with international corporations experiencing a skills gap.

MPS researched nearly 100 organizations within the private, government, and nonprofit sectors, and conducted 30 interviews to gather key insights on the market.

 

 

Creation of a clear vision and an actionable plan to achieve the program’s first successful pilot.

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Points of Light

Program Development & Volunteer Recruitment Planning

 

MPS bridged a gap in skills-based volunteer service by developing a replicable plan and tools for helping nonprofits understand the project management component of scoping and seeing a project through to the end.

Developing a new way of recruiting that would match skilled volunteers with Points of Light’s nonprofit partners.

MPS consulted with Points of Light to define and implement a pilot program, Coach2Action, which utilized a specialized recruitment method for engaging project management volunteers through the Project Management Institute (PMI). The pilot involved establishing a project management maturity framework, and coordinating the training and engagement of the project coaches.

30 nonprofits were paired with 60 trained project coaches from the PMI community. MPS worked with project coaches throughout the process to provide guidance and collect lessons learned which will be used to improve future iterations of the Coach2Action program.

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Winrock International, Multiple Use Water Systems (MUS) Division

Working with M Powered was a fabulous experience! They helped us quickly define a scope of work – developing a Strategic Plan for our MUS portfolio. The process went so smoothly and efficiently… the final Strategic Plan, along with all supporting materials, is top-notch.

Prioritizing and aligning activities to strategic goals to ensure big-picture results focused on long-term program growth and expansion.

MPS conducted an environmental scan for the MUS division and used the analysis results to lead collaborative working sessions with the team to refine their mission, vision, strategic goals, and performance measures.

Creation of a three-year strategic plan with prioritized short-term projects mapped out over the 12 quarters, including recommendations for maximizing internal and external resource assignment.
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Public Allies DC

The wonderful balance between content and process in your workshop design was engaging and effective. MPS’ knowledge and competency pushed our understanding of ourselves and our group. 

Providing tools to Public Allies DC Ally apprentices to increase their self-awareness and understanding of group dynamics.

MPS developed and delivered a half-day Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) leadership training and workshop to 30 Public Allies apprentices and emerging leaders.

Participants raised their level of understanding about differences in personal preferences and left with a commitment to adapt and work better with individuals whose communication styles are different than their own.

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P.E.A.R.L.S

 

Thank you MPS Assists for your professionalism and passion for nonprofit work. We cannot wait to implement the awesome communications strategy that you developed for us!

 

Developing a sound brand image based on consistent and clear messaging to critical stakeholders.

MPS conducted essential stakeholder mapping to identify target audiences and then crafted a communications plan and key messages tailored to each audience aligned with the organization’s validated mission.

MPS helped P.E.A.R.L.S document their organizational mission, vision, and goals, while also providing them with a communications toolkit to make outreach more manageable and ensure a consistent message is portrayed.