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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.

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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Basic Grant Proposal Writing Strategies - Jackson

Thursday, June 6th

This class is designed for beginners, as well as practiced grant writers who need to understand the elements of a proposal and how to successfully integrate each into a successful proposal, as well as the process for successful grant research. This workshop will cover basic grant writing objectives, the seven elements of almost every proposal, customizing proposals, locating grants and funding opportunities, developing relationships with funders, and grant management. This workshop is will also help you learn how to conduct successful grant research. You will hear real stories and the do’s and don’ts of grant writing. Our trainer, Jan Eastman is an at-large board member of the Center and has worked with nonprofit organizations across Mississippi and Louisiana. She has over 30 years in grant development and research and has garnered millions of dollars for nonprofits she works with.

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Increasing Your Organization’s Transparency with GuideStar - Tupelo

Tuesday, June 11th

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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Lunch & Learn - Grant Research (Gulfport)

Wednesday, June 12th

Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory training. Learn how to use Grants.gov and GrantStation.com among other grant seeking databases.

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