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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.

Starting a Nonprofit -  The Essential Checklist

This resource is the ultimate checklist for individuals looking to start a nonprofit in Mississippi.  Over 20 activities are listed in the order that best encourages successful establishment of new services for your community.

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Document Destruction & Retention Policy

A sample Document Destruction and Retention Policy required by law. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act’s prohibition of the destruction of documents that are subject to review in litigation provides the reason for every nonprofit adopting a document retention policy.

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Employee Protection Policy (Whistleblower)

A sample Whistleblower policy that will protect your employees from retaliation and punishment in regards to disclosing illegal, fraudulent, or unethical acts within the organization.

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Developing a High Impact Board

December 11th 2014, 1pm - 4pm - Hattiesburg

In this half-day workshop you will learn how to strengthen your board of directors while learning best practices. Make your board a high-impact board.

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Fired Up! for Fundraising

December 12th 2014, 9am - 12pm - Gulfport

Learn how to get your board, staff and other stakeholders fired up! for fundraising. Learn to diversify your fundraising efforts in order to create sustainable funding for your organization. Learn the components of a development plan and take the initial steps to create a plan for your agency in this interactive workshop.

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Basic Grant Proposal Strategies

December 16th 2014 • 9am - 4pm • Jackson

​Prepare strong proposals to get support for your agency. Learn essential components of the grant proposal writing process; how to do research, develop a need statement, create a budget and more, enabling you to write more persuasive grants.

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