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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.

2018 July - December Training Calendar

Check out our entire training calendar for July to December 2018.  We are offering a variety of workshops and webinars with an emphasis on fundraising.  To register for any of our training’s, simply go to the “Education” tab on our front page and click on the...

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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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Executive Director 101 - Jackson

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Executive Director 101 offers an executive-level curriculum of management practices to give new and seasoned executive directors the skills to deal with key challenges that face nonprofits. The Executive Mindset: Systems Leader Vision/Information Communicator Decision Maker Manager of the Managers Board Developer Participants chose one or more case studies to identify the key challenges for each of these parts of the executive mindset. “Cannot Fail” Components: Board Program and Service Delivery Financial, Tax, Risk, and Facilities Human Resources Community Relations Development Participants rotate to another case study to identify that agency’s key “cannot fail” components and develop ways to track them in real time. They identify ways to to respond to failures. Essential Relationships: Board Staff Funders Professional Support Regulators Organizational Partners Suppliers Participants rotate to another case study to identify that agency’s essential relationships and develop relationship building and development strategies for each one.

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The Right Way to Start a 501(c)3 Nonprofit - Jackson

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

This one-day workshop provides the legal and practical steps to successfully organize and secure state and federal approval to operate as a tax-exempt organization. The class includes a guidebook developed by the MS Center for Nonprofits (valued at $49). This workshop will cover: Completing IRS Form 1023-EZ Creating by-laws and setting up a board of directors Creating a funding plan Mississippi Secretary of State requirements Plus much more

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Year End Appeals/3-part Master Class - Webinar

August 7, 8 & 9, 2018

Year End Appeals/3-part Master Class Learning How to Write a Better Appeal Letter Will: • Help you remind donors how urgent your work is • Make your donors trust you more • Enable donors tell your story to others • Encourage your donors give more Writing Stunning Appeal Letters: piece by piece, understand designs that will supercharge Year End Appeal Fundraising and learn crucial Year End Giving Strategies. All three webinars are on consecutive days. So kick back, grab a bite to eat and learn all you need to ramp up your Year End Giving. 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.

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