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Mission

Our mission is to strengthen the capacity of nonprofits to serve the people and communities of Mississippi. For the thousands of nonprofit organizations across the state, the Center is the primary source of management training, technical information, advice, answers, coaching and connection to vital resources.

New Partnership with Volunteer Mississippi

The Mississippi Center for Nonprofits is partnering with Volunteer Mississippi. This partnership can save participants in our training’s a few dollars.  We are helping Volunteer Mississippi collect data by offering participants in our workshops to take and complete pre and...

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Two Sides of the Same Coin [Report]

Findings from a survey of nonprofit organizations and philanthropies in the state of Mississippi.

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MS State Filing Due Date Changes MEMBER CONTENT

Mississippi State Filing changes that takes effect for nonprofits and other tax filings. New due dates are effective for years starting on or after January 1, 2016, which would be filed in 2017.

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Delta One-Day Nonprofit Training Blowout!

Wednesday, April 18th

Delta One-Day Nonprofit Training Blowout! Your Board and Fundraising 9:00 am - Noon Fundraising is one of the major responsibilities of a nonprofit board of directors. The board's role in fundraising is to provide leadership, financial support, and connection to donors and potential donors. The board must be structured to meet the primary needs of the organization. Some of what your board must do to make your organization successful: Make a proud personal annual gift Understand your organization's fundraising goals and strategies Help thank your donors Communicate with donors and tell your story Help identify and cultivate donors Make the "Ask" when appropriate Support fundraising efforts and make the resources are available Attend organization activities and bring along a few friends The facilitator for this workshop is Ann Shackelford, Director of Growth, Development and Partnerships for Teach for America. Owner of Ann Shackelford Consulting a fundraising and strategic planning firm. She is a native of the Delta and a graduate of Stanford University. Communicating and Messaging - Telling Your Story! 1:00 pm - 4:00pm Clarifying Your Message What words do you use when talking about your organization? Every organization needs a succinct, clear message that is used consistently by all members of your group. Topics covered: Shaping your organization's message Identifying target audience and competitors Formation and practice of tagline, elevator speech, and key messages Developing a Communications Strategy The best communication is intentional—not random. Your organization's message is too important to leave to chance, so you need a strategy. Topics covered: Formulating a yearlong communication plan Incorporating traditional and social media Public speaking Community events The facilitator for this workshop is Dan Prater, Instructor of Communication and Director, Center for Nonprofit Leadership at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. Lunch is provided.

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Capital Area One-Day Nonprofit Training Blowout!

Thursday, April 19th

Capital Area One-Day Nonprofit Training Blowout! Board Roles and Responsibilities 9:00 - Noon Regardless of the size or type of organization, all board members—brand new and seasoned—need to have a clear understanding of the basic roles and responsibilities of serving on a nonprofit board. The training explores best practices and defines what great board members do to strengthen their organizations. Topics covered: Governance/Policies Legal and fiduciary responsibilities Self-evaluation Committees Marketing and PR Communicating and Messaging - Telling Your Story! 1:00 pm - 4:00pm Clarifying Your Message What words do you use when talking about your organization? Every organization needs a succinct, clear message that is used consistently by all members of your group. Topics covered: Shaping your organization's message Identifying target audience and competitors Formation and practice of tagline, elevator speech, and key messages Developing a Communications Strategy The best communication is intentional—not random. Your organization's message is too important to leave to chance, so you need a strategy. Topics covered: Formulating a yearlong communication plan Incorporating traditional and social media Public speaking Community events The facilitator for this workshop is Dan Prater, Instructor of Communication and Director, Center for Nonprofit Leadership at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. Lunch is provided.

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