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.
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...
Findings from a survey of nonprofit organizations and philanthropies in the state of Mississippi.
Helping Leaders Take Their Organizations to the Next Level: This checklist is a guide for individuals looking to start a nonprofit in Mississippi. Listed are over 20 activities that best encourages successful establishment of a 501c3 nonprofit.
This class is designed for beginners, as well as practiced grant writers who need to understand the elements of a proposal and how to successfully integrate each into a successful proposal, as well as the process for successful grant research. This workshop will cover basic grant writing objectives, the seven elements of almost every proposal, customizing proposals, locating grants and funding opportunities, developing relationships with funders, and grant management. This workshop is will also help you learn how to conduct successful grant research. You will hear real stories and the do’s and don’ts of grant writing. Our trainer, Jan Eastman is an at-large board member of the Center and has worked with nonprofit organizations across Mississippi and Louisiana. She has over 30 years in grant development and research and has garnered millions of dollars for nonprofits she works with.
“A nonprofit board of directors is responsible for defining the organization’s mission and for providing overall leadership and strategic direction to the organization. A nonprofit board actively sets policy and ensures that the organization has adequate resources to carry out its mission. The board provides direct oversight and direction for the executive director and is responsible for evaluating his/her performance. A nonprofit board also has a responsibility to evaluate its own effectiveness, in upholding the public interest(s) served by the organization.” - Guidelines & Principles for Nonprofit Excellence Nonprofit boards need to strengthen their skills, engagement and leadership to adapt to increasing demands of this rapidly evolving environment. The Board Bootcamp workshop offers essential training for new and experienced board members, providing them with practical information, resources, and tools that they can use right away to further their organizations’ missions. Goals: Knowing what hat you are wearing Adhering to the duties of Care, Loyalty and Obedience Understanding the relationship between the executive director and the board Framework: Determining the mission Establishing the vision and strategic direction Monitoring programs and service delivery Assuring legal and bylaws compliance Overseeing the organization’s finances and protecting its assets Community relations Selecting, supporting and evaluating the executive director Building the competency of the board
“I don’t want a gift, I want a giver.” -Kim Klein, (Founder, Grassroots Fundraising Journal) Did you know that the most generous people are statistically those who make under $100,000 per year? You already know people in your community who could donate to your nonprofit. And this course shows you how to find them. Are you worried that most of your donors are inactive? This webinar shows you how to find new donors and cultivate your existing donors. You’ll learn how to communicate more effectively to your donors, build your email list and more. The webinar is led by Mazarine Treyz is the author of The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising. She is the author of The Wild Woman’s Guide to Social Media, published 2012, given a 5 star rating by Nonprofit.About.com. Her latest book, Get the Job! Your Fundraising Career Empowerment Guide, was also given a 5 star review by Nonprofit.About.com. Fundraising background: In 2000 she was an intern for Planned Parenthood Federation of America. In 2003 she wrote her first grants for Indonesian nonprofit Yayasan Emmanuel. In 2005 she co-founded a nonprofit called “The Moon Balloon Project” on the south shore of Boston, MA.