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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.

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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My Board is Driving Me Crazy

February 4th 2015, 8:30pm - 11:30pm - Jackson

As board members rotate every year, organization's CEO end up working with a lot of different people. CEO's/Presidents and their staff are constantly preparing and getting their new board members up to speed. This does not have to drive you crazy, learn how to work with board members and make your board stronger. In this half-day workshop you will learn how to strengthen your board of directors while learning best practices. Register Here

Pulling Together: Strengthening the Sector

February 12th, 9 a.m. - Noon - Gulfport

As nonprofits consider strategies for the future, it is not unusual to explore the possibility of collaborating or entering into strategic alliances with other organizations. This workshop discusses strategic restructuring as a method for creating partnerships between and among organizations. Register Here

The RIGHT Way to Start a Nonprofit

Saturday, February 28, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Jackson

Learn the legal and practical steps to successfully organize and secure state and federal approval to operate as a 501c3 tax-exempt organization. We'll guide you from the incorporation with the Secretary of State, filing the IRS 1023 to getting your board up and running. Plus learn how fundraising is critical to nonprofits and their mission. Register Here