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Our Vision

The Mississippi Alliance of Nonprofits and Philanthropy envisions effective and efficient nonprofit and philanthropic organizations throughout the state, working together to improve the lives of the people and communities of Mississippi.

Our Work

To serve, build capacity, and foster collaboration among and between Mississippi’s nonprofit and philanthropic communities.

The Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Management Excellence are based on the fundamental values of quality, responsibility and accountability.

The 10 accountability principles distinguish the nonprofit & philanthropic sectors from government and the business sector. The management practices provide specific guidelines for individual organizations to evaluate and improve their operations, governance, human resources, advocacy, financial management and fundraising.

The Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Management Excellence are meant to educate nonprofit & philanthropic leaders, board members, managers, volunteers and staff about the fundamental roles and responsibilities of nonprofit & philanthropic organizations. The Alliance expects that the Principles and Practices will be useful to virtually every nonprofit & philanthropic organization as they form a set of reference tools that can be adapted to meet particular needs and circumstances.


We are taking an innovative and transformative approach to support learning, growth, development, and collaboration between nonprofit and philanthropic organizations.

The tools and training we provide to mission-based organizations increase capacity and effectiveness that allow our members to promote practical policy and programmatic solutions to some of the state’s most pressing and persistent issues.

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In Defense of Nuance
Darren Walker, president, Ford Foundation

In the boardrooms of businesses and museums, on committees and campuses—and everywhere in between—seeking common ground has been replaced by a retreat to our corners. Like fighting fire with fire, the fiery is met with fiery, and no one seems willing to turn down the temperature. Nuance is a concession no one seems willing to make.

And yet, while nuance and complexity are clear victims of this new normal, they are hardly the only victims.