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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.

2015 Jan - June Training Catalog

Check out the many events designed to develop your skills and knowledge in nonprofit management.

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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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Developing a Sustainable Fundraising Plan

April 22, 2015 - Jackson, MS

Learn to diversify your fundraising efforts in order to create sustainable funding for your organization. Also, 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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Excellence in Action Nonprofit Certification Sessions

June 4-5, 2015 - Millsaps College, Jackson, MS

Mississippi Center for Nonprofit's exceptional certification program is developed for board members, directors, nonprofit staff, and volunteers to learn nationally recognized nonprofit management best practices in a two-day series of workshops in an interactive learning environment. Organizations can receive certification by enrolling an executive director, a board officer, and a board member into the program and completing a peer review process with a Center Consultant. Consulting hours are included as a part of the organizational certification package. Individuals will receive EIA certification upon completion of the two-day "Boot Camp" style workshops.

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