• Three Two Five
  • Jobs
  • Volunteers
  • new home page photo

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.

Two Sides of the Same Coin [Report]

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

Read full story

2017 January-December Training Calendar

Make plans now to attend one of our 2017 trainings at a location near you.

Click link below to view PDF of calendar - Choose Education Tab/Training Calendar tab to view course options and to register.

Read full story

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.

Read full story

Boards and Strategic Planning

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A strategic planning process identifies measurable growth opportunities to help an organization achieve its mission. As key staff and boards engage in the process, they establish and approve priorities for implementation, with the commitment to revisit the plans throughout the year. Join us for guidance on how to begin this critical process for your organization. Class participants will learn more about how to conduct and environmental scan to identify trends and new models for the organization, engage with stakeholders and partners, conduct a S.W.O.T. analysis of the organization, analyze cost and set budget targets and set indicators for monitoring progress and achievements The facilitator for this training is Rori Herbison, executive director for the Delta Arts Alliance. 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Cleveland/Bolivar Chamber of Commerce 101 South Bayou Cleveland, MS

Register Here

Principles, Practices & Philanthropy Forum - Gulfport

Friday, August 25, 2017

This full day training and engagement forum consists of: A panel discussion on Organizational Structure, Federal and State Compliance, Lobbying and Advocacy and Labor and Employment Issues A presentation form the IRS Taxpayer Advocate for our area A Legal Clinic for organizations to get critical information A presentation on development and fundraising concepts Philanthropic Forum with a panel of funders from our area Join us to gain guidance on legal issues impacting nonprofits and to get the best practices of nonprofit management and to take advantage of networking opportunities. Continental breakfast and lunch is included. 8:30 - 4:30 Lynn Meadows Discovery Center 246 Dolan Avenue Gulfport, MS

Register Here

Basic Grant Proposal Strategies

Tuesday, September 12th in Jackson, MS

Many nonprofits face challenges in identifying funding opportunities. During the one-day workshop you will not only learn how to find funding sources, you will also learn the processes for developing a persuasive funding proposal. This workshop provides guidance on how to research funding sources, build your organization’s capacity to receive funding, develop a strategy for submitting a strong funding request, develop a needs statement and create a budget. The facilitator for this workshop is Jan Eastman of MindEdge of Mississippi and a At-Large board member for the MS Center for Nonprofits.

Register Here