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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.

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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Update on New Form I-9 MEMBER CONTENT

The USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) announced that a new Form I-9 will be available November 22, 2016. Employers will be able to continue to use the current version until January 21, 2017. Some of the new changes will help reduce common errors that employees make when...

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Starting a Nonprofit -  The Essential Checklist

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.

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The RIGHT Way to Start a 501c3 Nonprofit

Thursday ~ December 1, 2016 ~ 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. ~ Jackson, MS

This on-day workshop provides the legal and practical steps to successfully organize and secure state and federal approval to operate as a tax-exempt organization. Register Here

Advocating for Your Cause

Tuesday * December 6, 2016 9 am - Noon Gulfport, MS

Advocacy and lobbying are effective ways for non-profits to create awareness and influence public opinion. Are you able to state your case to policy leaders in hopes of securing increased support? This session can help.

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Completing IRS Form 990

Thursday * December 8, 2016 * Webinar

Completing and filing the annual Form 990 with the IRS is a requirement for most tax-exempt organizations. This live webinar will teach participants how to complete the IRS Form 990.

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