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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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Advanced Grant Proposal Strategies

August 20-21, 2015 Jackson, MS

If you've every written a proposal, you know it's a team effort! This workshop is designed to help organizations understand the parts of the proposal, their role in creating it and how to collaborate to secure grants. Come prepared to roll up your sleeves. You can bring with you a project or program concept to focus on throughout the training.

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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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Positioned for Progress 2015 Annual Conference

October 20-21, 2015 - Jackson Convention Complex

Positioned for Progress is a diverse gathering of nonprofit board and staff members, community volunteers, philanthropists, corporate leaders and governmental officials convened in a common environment to network with each other, discuss efforts toward economic improvement and social change, and focus the sector on the economic impact of its work. Our goal is to align the work of the nonprofit sector with the strategies of the corporate sector and governmental programs to maximize the economic well-being of all Mississippians. Through this conference, we seek to create a true collaborative effort to build the levels of civic engagement necessary to produce significant economic impact. Registration is open - Early Bird ends Wednesday August 26, 2015 Register at www.positionedforprogress.com