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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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The Ally: Mar 2021 – News You Can Use

Guidestar 2020 Nonprofit Compensation Report Did you know that Alliance members get a 15% discount on the Candid Nonprofit Compensation Report?  Or that you can access the discount code on the Member Portal of the new Alliance website?  The 2020 report from Candid offers you the most comprehensive compensation report available including: 177,542 observations from …

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The Ally: Mar 2021 – Hub Spotlight: Delta Volunteer Hub

Have you ever wondered what starting a new job would be like during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially one involving the recruitment of volunteers to help local and regional nonprofits with their “boots on the ground” work during the crisis? I was born and raised in the Delta and was taught to treat others with respect …

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The Ally: Mar 2021 – Foundation for the Mid South

My journey back to my home state began while working at MDC, a nonprofit organization based in Chapel Hill, N.C., that has been publishing research and developing programs focused on expanding opportunity, reducing poverty, and addressing structural inequity for more than 40 years. It was there that I became aware of the Foundation for the …

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The Ally: Mar 2021 – Crisis Collaboration: Good Samaritan Center and Extra Table

At the beginning of March 2020, Martha Allen and I met once at an Extra Table fundraiser and talked on the phone a couple of times about what type of healthy shelf-stable products a soup kitchen could use in its daily operation. Little did we know that in less than four weeks, we would be …

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The Ally: Mar 2021 – Women’s History Month

Each year, in March, Women’s History Month is celebrated. The purpose of Women’s History Month is to increase consciousness and knowledge of women’s history: to take one month of the year to remember the contributions of notable and ordinary women, in hopes that the day will soon come when it’s impossible to teach or learn …

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The Ally: Mar 2021 – Note from the Executive Director

Greetings friends, As we begin year two of the pandemic, the light at the end of the tunnel grows a little brighter. Positive signs are there, even as we’re still traumatized by the hardship and loss of the past year. Vaccines are more abundant by the week, and the number of reported infections in our …

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The Ally: Feb 2021 Black History Month

It’s not an understatement to describe the events of the past year as historic, and particularly for Black Americans. The nation elected its first Black vice president, a woman and a graduate of a historically Black university, and Georgia send its first Black senator to the Capitol. (Both of these realities were possible through the …

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