Fundraiser Roundup: Promoting Race Relations & Self-Sufficiency for Women

Friday, March 8th, 2019

February was a special month for us at MPD Ventures, as we had the privilege to be involved in two large-scale fundraisers for non-profits that are close to our hearts. Giving back through pro bono work and support of local charities has been a fundamental part of MPD’s mission since…

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Mastering the Art of Storytelling

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

What’s your story? Why do you exist? Why are you here? Why are you better than AND different from every other option that exists? And, can AND DO your employees, partners, and clients tell the same story? ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦  Last week I had the privilege to do one of my favorite things:…

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The Art of Giving: Exploring the Rockefeller’s $832M Art Auction for Charity

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

I was privileged to attend a panel discussion for collectors and philanthropists hosted by Communities Foundation of Texas in April. I learned all about the thinking and process to use art for charitable giving. Most of you may be aware of the most significant charity auction ever staged, The Collection of…

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A Nugget, A Need, A Mindful Moment: Women’s Networking at Its Finest

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

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There is something about a room full of women determined to lift up the those around them that is both inspiring and energizing.  In honor of  Women’s History Month, I found myself in such an atmosphere in the home of a dear friend as we gathered with approximately 40 other…

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Mind Reading for Managers: It’s possible to create a culture that promotes engagement and productivity

Monday, November 27th, 2017

In today’s blog, MPD Ventures Intern Katherine Wilkes shares key takeaways from Pearson Partners International’s HR Roundtable event featuring Ignite Global. Mind Reading for Managers I recently attended a DFW HR Roundtable event hosted by our client Pearson Partners International. Our clients constantly create learning events for their respective industries –…

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Awe & Disgust, Creativity & Planning: Event tackles if we can really LIVE and PAY for the life we want

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

We were honored to have the opportunity to participate in planning and promoting an event hosted by our client, Brennan Financial Services, at the Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) office yesterday. The luncheon, Money + Mindset: Creating a happier future by aligning your values and finances, featured Debra Brennan Tagg…

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The Value of Breakfast Networking Events: An Intern Perspective

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

In today’s blog we’re pleased to introduce MPD’s newest intern, Katherine Wilkes. A recent Texas A&M graduate (yes, we’re up to two Aggies for those counting), you’ll get to know her this fall as she works on supporting our client projects. While she has only joined us last week, she…

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Together We Dine: A Candid Conversation on Race Relations

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Recently, I joined with Dallas-area leaders to embark on a candid discussion on race relations as part of the Year of Unity project event, “Together We Dine.” The brainchild of Reverend Richie Butler, Year of Unity is a collaborative movement among Dallas-area religious, business, civic, philanthropic, grassroots, and government organizations,…

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What Do The City of Terrell and Sir Winston Churchill Have in Common?

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Most know the U.S. joined WWII a few years after it began. But did you know that earlier we participated through the Lend-Lease Act of 1941, a means for the U.S. to provide military aid to foreign nations during the war? The United Kingdom recognized they would need to train…

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Celebrating Attitudes & Attire’s 21st Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show

Friday, February 24th, 2017

A charitable event like no other, Attitudes & Attire hosted their 21st Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show today. Some 700 of us packed the Dallas Market Center to listen to powerful client stories, celebrate award winners, look at fashion, dine on a scrumptious veggie plate, and for a few lucky…

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