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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 Center for Nonprofits + MS Association of Grantmakers Merger FAQ’s

How can I learn more about The Mississippi Alliance of Nonprofits and Philanthropy (The Alliance)?

We will be providing details regarding the current and future status of The Alliance and what it means for you in a series of forthcoming emails and blogs.

What’s will become...

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Our 2019 April - July 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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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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The Right Way to Start a 501C 3 Nonprofit - Jackson

Tuesday, May 14th

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

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Increasing Your Organization’s Transparency with GuideStar - Gulfport

Wednesday, May 15th

Understanding how to use GuideStar will help other organizations, including potential funders; understand more about your organization. Did you know that your organization already has a presence on GuideStar? Did you know that funding organizations regularly use GuideStar, as part of due diligence? Did you know that you can significantly improve your presence on GuideStar—and in doing do, increase your organization’s appeal to potential donors and funders? The Alliance has partnered with GuideStar on a campaign to help each of our member organizations claim and update their Nonprofit Profile. Better Data. Better Decisions. Better World. Each year, millions of people use GuideStar information to make decisions about nonprofits and the work they do. Donors explore charities and issues they want to support. Nonprofit leaders benchmark their organizations against their peers. Funders research grantees. We strive to provide the highest-quality, most complete nonprofit information available.

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Developing and Measuring Meaningful Outcomes for GuideStar - Gulfport

Wednesday, May 22nd

How do nonprofit leaders know if the programs or services they design will be effective? How do they know if their program or service delivery is meeting the expectations of funders who support their work? What do grants mean by “outcomes measurement”? How can you use evaluation as an “early warning system” for how things are working? This course will assist in setting up a “ruler” to measure the work of the nonprofit, as well as tools to report the results and methods for modification when needed.

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