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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.

GuideStar Training Invitation for MAG Members

GuideStar Training Invitation for MAG Members.

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GuideStar Training Invitation for Center Members

GuideStar Training Invitation for Center Members.

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Our 2019 January - March Training Calendar

Our 2019 training calendar is out and we have some new and exciting things in store for the Mississippi nonprofit leaders, staff and volunteers.  First, we are hosting 5 Executive Director Roundtables all across our state that we hope help engage nonprofit regional leaders and foster...

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Sharing Your Story: Social Media Content and Planning for Nonprofits - Webinar

Friday, April 5th through Friday, April 19th

This three-part workshop series provides you with an opportunity to develop your organization’s social media presence through intentional creation of content and planning. You will have an opportunity to choose your delivery strategy, and consider ways to enlist your staff, board, and volunteers to help expand your reach through social media. During this course, you will have a small amount of homework to complete prior to each meeting, and there will be some in-class interactive activities and opportunities for discussion. Attendees should have a good understanding of how to use social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and/or Linked Delivery Strategy · Ways to enlist your staff, board and volunteers · Best practices · Content plan Only $75 for all three sessions when you use Access Code MSN2019

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Coffee & Conversation: Introduction to Major Gifts - Jackson

Thursday, April 11th

This 90-minute interactive session led by James P. McCrary, a consultant with 25 years of diverse experience in the nonprofit sector, will help participants understand how to identify major/legacy gift prospects among their existing donors and move them toward a higher level of support. Specific agenda items will include defining a major gift for your organization, managing and researching your donor base, cultivating selected prospects toward an “ask”, and post-gift stewardship. McCrary is a nonprofit/philanthropic consultant operating out of Birmingham, AL and Little Rock, AR. He holds an undergraduate degree in Human Services Management from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga and a graduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Alabama-Birmingham. James has over 25 years of professional experience in the nonprofit sector.

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Crowdfunding for Social Good - Pearl

Wednesday, April 24th

We are please to announce the Johnson & Johnson has selected Mississippi as one of only six states in 2019 to host the Crowdfunding for Social Impact training with world re-known Champion of Social Good, Bestselling Author, Educator and Speaker Devin Thorpe. Devin, focuses on those doing good in the world. As a Forbes Contributor, he covers social entrepreneurship and impact investing. Past president of the National Speakers Association Mountainwest Chapter, he shares inspiring insights to help others do more good. His books on personal finance and crowdfunding draw on his entrepreneurial finance experience as an investment banker, CFO, treasurer, and mortgage broker helping people use financial resources to do good. He recognizes blockchain and crypto will change the world. Previously he worked on the U.S. Senate Banking committee staff and earned an MBA at Cornell. You will learn how you can change the world. You can be the spark that's starts a wildfire of positivity and Devin will show you how. Devin has traveled around the world talking to people who've been part of the historic effort to eradicate polio and from that has built a model for making measurable change at scale, starting from the decision to change the world. Doing good requires money. Doing more good requires more money. Devin will tell you how you can raise more money for your organization during this full-day nonprofit training session.

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