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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Belonging: An Alliance Experience

The Mississippi Alliance of Nonprofits and Philanthropy (The Alliance) was created in 2019 as a vehicle of statewide partnership and support.  To ensure its team’s ability to perform at its highest level, the organization explored diversity, equity, and inclusion as a cohort participant with the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation.  The team understood that …

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Teach Plus

Interview with Sanford Johnson What prompted you to participate in this work? A couple of years ago, members of the House and Senate Education Committees were at the State Capitol discussing the new college and career-ready standards. A teacher from South Mississippi was called up to address the legislators. With a dry-erase marker and a …

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A National Perspective

A look back over the last two years holds painful truths for the nonprofit sector. The COVID pandemic spared no community in the nation and no sector in our economy. But for nonprofits, the challenges were extraordinary. Unlike in the commercial sector, demand for our services increased exponentially while our resources often cratered. Our workforce …

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The Power of Dreams: The Maddox Foundation

What happens when people who believe in Mississippi come together to solve problems? Children in Northwest Mississippi have the computers they need to get a good education. A Community Foundation is created to serve the underserved, and nonprofit organizations across the state have access to training, resources, and tools that will help increase their impact, …

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Delta Gear Up Partnership

Delta State University (DSU) has been awarded a seven-year, $15 million GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) partnership grant that will provide college access and career planning programming to eight school districts in the Mississippi Delta. The seven-year initiative will serve 2,700 Mississippi Delta students. GEAR UP Partnership grants are designed …

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Get to Know Capital City Pride with Jason McCarty

Capital City Pride is an organization that was founded to provide support to the LGBTQ+ community in Jackson, Mississippi, through the implementation of events throughout the year, including a yearly multi-day Pride Celebration. Capital City Pride has a board of 11 professionals who identify as gay, straight, bi, and non-binary with ages ranging from 23-to …

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