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The Ally: Apr 2021- Note from the Executive Director

It is hard to believe that The Alliance has celebrated its second year anniversary. What an amazing experience it has been so far. It seems like just yesterday that we embarked on this incredible journey, committed to strategically bringing “both sides of the coin” – philanthropy and nonprofits – together, to serve, build capacity and …

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The Ally: Apr 2021 – Hub Spotlight: Central Mississippi Hub

I was introduced to a life of service at an early age.  Each fall, my father would be under the Friday night lights volunteering medical services to the Natchez High School football team. My mother taught a youth Sunday School class. My parents never verbalized that giving back to your community is important but demonstrated …

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The Ally: Apr 2021 – Member Spotlight: United Way of West Central MS

Volunteerism, by definition, is the policy or practice of volunteering one’s time or talents for charitable, educational, or other worthwhile activities, especially in one’s community. United Way of West Central Mississippi relies on its volunteers for one of its most significant events, “Day of Caring.” Day of Caring brings together energetic volunteers for a single-day …

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The Ally: Apr 2021 – National Volunteer Week April 18 – 24, 2021 Americorps

For the past 27 years, our state has had a small (but mighty!) agency that is entirely dedicated to engaging Mississippians in service, the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service, now known as Volunteer Mississippi. The agency was originally formed to carry out the National and Community Service Act of 1990, the Act that authorized AmeriCorps. …

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The Ally: Apr 2021 – Alliance Program Highlights

Excellence in Action Boot Camp – 4/27 & 4/28 EIA Boot Camp: April 27 & 28  In-Person (Canton, MS) This certificate offers relevant and innovative curriculum that provides participants with a strong foundation in nonprofit management, taught by instructors with extensive nonprofit experience and is offered in person and online (coming soon). Are you looking …

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The Ally: Apr 2021 – Introducing New Team Member

WELCOME JAMIE RASBERRY – POLICY COORDINATOR Jamie, a native of Kosciusko, MS has a BS in management from Belhaven University and a Masters in Health Promotion from Mississippi State University.  Jamie comes to us from a healthcare company based in Nashville, TN where she held the position of Senior Partner of Corporate Social Responsibility, overseeing …

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The Ally: Apr 2021- Happy Anniversary to The Alliance!

In its second year, The Alliance hit the ground running. After the launch in 2019, we increased the number of staff members, dealt with the pandemic crisis on many fronts, adapted to virtual delivery of training, events, meetings, etc., and moved ahead at warp speed with new programs, communications and events. The Annual Report, which …

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The Ally: Mar 2021 – Delta Arts Alliance

Delta Arts Alliance is a non-profit housed inside the recently refurbished Ellis Theater in downtown Cleveland. Driven by a concise mission of connection, Delta Arts Alliance works passionately and purposefully throughout the Mississippi Delta to provide equitable access to quality, impactful arts education and arts making experiences, as well as arts exhibitions and professional development. …

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