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A New Year of Meaningful Content Coming Your Way

Dave Miller
Dave Miller
Chief Program Officer
MS Alliance

As 2021 comes to an end, it is time to look forward. In 2022, the Alliance has an enormous amount of exciting programming coming your way.

If you need training, we have that coming.
If you need networking, we have that coming.
If you need to address sector-wide issues, we have that coming.
If you need one-on-one support, we have that coming.
If you need resources, we have that coming.
If you need to launch a new initiative, we have that coming.
If you need custom research, we have that coming.
If you need grants, we have that coming.
If you need board development, we have that coming.

One of the cornerstones of the Alliance is our training and capacity-building. In 2022 you can look forward to even more covering a vast array of topics. We will continue to provide virtual and statewide in-person training in partnership with the eight regional Volunteer and Nonprofit Hubs. We will continue to maintain our partnership with MindEdge to provide over 300 online self-paced courses and certificates to support you when it is convenient for you.

You can also look forward to even more learning tracks. Yes, we will continue offering our tracks for launching a new nonprofit; fundraising professionals; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and federal grants management. We are establishing new tracks on compliance, planned giving and endowments, and grant writing.

Excellence in Action will be here, ready to certify you and your organization in nonprofit management at least six times throughout the year. Hundreds of individuals and organizations have been certified. If you haven’t taken the leap yet, make ’22 the year for you. Speaking of organizational support, if you are looking to launch a new initiative, expand the work you are already doing, or operate in new territories, you need to be part of the Innovations Lab. We would love to work with you to bring this to fruition and match you with prospective funders.

If you aren’t ready for the Innovations Lab but still need help finding grants or custom research, we welcome you to our new office to meet with our team. We’ll help you find those resources and information. If you like that one-on-one attention, you will love working with our outstanding expert consultants, who can provide you with personal guidance and support on a myriad of topics. If your nonprofit needs assistance, they have the experience to help.

Over 2021 we spent a lot of time listening to you, and the most meaningful feedback we received was that you want the Alliance to bring nonprofits together. We heard you, and we are very eager to provide new opportunities to you. In 2022 you can look forward to in-person regional convenings, quarterly member meetings, Coffee and Conversation with me, celebrations, national days of service, executive director roundtables, facilitated conversations between funders and nonprofits, free monthly Alliance webinars, and so much more!

Speaking of more, how about connecting with fellow nonprofits and funders on a specific issue to address a sector-wide issue? Our Education, Health, and Workforce Development affinity groups are eager to bring you together. They have already been doing great work and are primed to make 2022 even more impactful. We welcome you to join the conversation!

We know that this is a lot to take in, and it can be hard to keep track of it all. To help you effectively plan your organization’s engagement, we are excited to announce the A.I.C.E. Portfolio which is outlined below. We will work with you to create a customized pathway based on your team and board’s needs.

Every organization is different and has unique needs. The Alliance is here, ready to help you. Join us in making 2022 outstanding!!

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