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.
Findings from a survey of nonprofit organizations and philanthropies in the state of Mississippi.
Make plans now to attend one of our 2017 trainings at a location near you.
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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.
Principles, Practices & Philanthropy Forum When: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Where: Millsaps College Academic Complex (1701 N. State Street * Jackson, MS) map Time: 8:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 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 by Cathy Herrington the IRS Taxpayer Advocate for our area A Legal Clinic for organizations to get critical information A presentation on development and fundraising concepts by Wade Overstreet A Fired Up! for Fundraising segment with Jo G. Prichard Session on the Center's Principles & Practices and Excellence in Action with Mary Ellen Calvert Philanthropic Forum with a panel of funders from our area Among the funders participating in the panel discussion are: Sheila Grogan - Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Diane Williams - Mississippi Arts Commission Valarie Mabry - Entergy Mississipppi Yumeka Rushing - W.K. Kellogg Foundation Sammy Moon - Mississippi Association of Grantmakers
Principles, Practices & Philanthropy Forum When: Thursday, October 12, 2017 Where: Union Station (1901 Front Street * Meridian, MS) Time: 8:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 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 Legal Clinic for organizations to get critical information A presentation from Winky Glover, area board member and attorney specializing in tax law with the firm of Glover, Young, Hammack, Walton & Simmons A presentation on leadership concepts from Rex Baker, Executive Director of the Gateway Rescue Mission A presentation from Jo G. Prichard on fundraising strategies Philanthropic Forum with a panel of funders from our area Funders scheduled to be on the panel include: Becky Glover - Community Foundation of East Mississippi Lloyd Gray - The Phil Hardin Foundation Sammy Moon - Mississippi Association of Fundraisers
The Right Way to Start a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization 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