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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.

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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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.

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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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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

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Basic Grant Proposal Strategies

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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.

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

Thursday, September 21, 2017

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 1023EZ Creating by-laws and setting up a board of directors Creating a funding plan Mississippi Secretary of State requirements

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