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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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Developing and Measuring Meaningful Outcomes…Not Outputs - Jackson

Wednesday, April 17th

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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Crowdfunding for Social Good - Pearl, MS

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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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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