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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 July-Dec Training Catalog

The Center is excited to share with you our July - December 2015 Training Calendar. Please take a moment to review the schedule and plan to attend one or more of the many sessions planned with our nonprofit members and supporter in mind. Our nonprofit sector spoke and we listened!

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Starting a Nonprofit -  The Essential Checklist

Helping Leaders Take Their Organizations to the Next Level: This resource is a checklist for individuals looking to start a nonprofit in Mississippi.  Listed are over 20 activities that best encourages successful establishment of a nonprofit.

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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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Lunch & Learn: Building Relationships with Foundations

Wednesday July 29, 2015 - 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Jackson, MS

You'll learn effective strategies for working with foundations to support your organization's fundraising plan and get tips on how to approach grantmakers.

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Mitigating Risk in Your Organization

Tuesday August 11, 2015 9:00 a.m. - Noon Jackson, MS

It is not easy to predict or prepare for all the possible risks that an active nonprofit organization faces. "Risk management" is a tool to help nonprofit organizations like yours deal with this uncertainty. Through the risk management discipline, an organization reviews its susceptibility to unexpected losses, and then develops strategies either to prevent losses from happening, or to reduce damages and expenses when they do.

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Excellence in Action Nonprofit Certification Sessions

September 24 - 25, 2015 - Gulf Coast, MS

"Being Intentional About Excellence" - Mississippi Center for Nonprofit's 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 "Accelerated Learning" style workshops.

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