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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.

2015 July-Dec Training Catalog

The Center is excited to share with you our July - December 2015 Training Calendar. Please take a moment to review the schedule and plan to attend one or more of the many sessions planned with our nonprofit members and supporter in mind. Our nonprofit sector spoke and we listened!

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Starting a Nonprofit -  The Essential Checklist

Helping Leaders Take Their Organizations to the Next Level: This resource is a checklist for individuals looking to start a nonprofit in Mississippi.  Listed are over 20 activities that best encourages successful establishment of a nonprofit.

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Document Destruction & Retention Policy

A sample Document Destruction and Retention Policy required by law. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act’s prohibition of the destruction of documents that are subject to review in litigation provides the reason for every nonprofit adopting a document retention policy.

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Boards & Budgets

Tuesday July 14, 2015 9 a.m. - 4 pm, Tupelo, MS

Not every board member can be a financial wizard. Every board member, however, needs to be a financial inquisitor. It is essential to understand basic terminology, be able to read financial statements, judge their soundness, and have the capacity to recognize warning signs. This two-part workshop will help educate you on the duties of board members and provide insight on understanding financials.

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Foundation & Corporate Grant Strategies

Wednesday July 22, 2015 9 a.m. - 12 noon, Gulf Coast, MS

Get tips to assist your agency in applying to and working with Foundations and Corporations to sure funding.

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The RIGHT Way to Start a Nonprofit

Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Jackson, MS

Learn the legal and practical steps to successfully organize and secure state and federal approval to operate as a 501c3 tax-exempt organization. We'll guide you from the incorporation with the Secretary of State, filing the IRS 1023 to getting your board up and running. Plus learn how fundraising is critical to nonprofits and their mission. Register Here