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Sammy Moon

Note from the Executive Director

Greetings Friends, There is an old song that has lyrics about “…bring out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer….”  May is the month that starts that sense of summertime adventure – it’s a month of beginnings and endings, promise, and reflection. It functions as the gateway to summer, a favorite time of year when …

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A Fond Farewell

Karla Edwards-Central MS Hub Director for Volunteers and Nonprofits A native of Natchez,  Karla has spent the last two and a half years working at The Alliance as the Central MS Hub Director, and is committed to a lifetime of service. She received her Master of Nonprofit Management from University of Central Florida. She also …

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HUB Spotlight – Maddox Foundation Volunteer Center Northwest HUB

The Maddox Foundation Volunteer Center/Northwest HUB has been in existence for fifteen years in some variation or another.  In 2018, the volunteer center joined Volunteer MS and The Alliance to become part of Mississippi’s new HUB network.  The existing director, Brenda Smith, who joined the volunteer center in 2012, has guided the Northwest HUB through …

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Member Spotlight: Freedom Project Network

Founded in 1998 by three Teach for America alumni, the Sunflower County Freedom Project grew and demonstrated remarkable results, gaining the attention and interest of a group of community leaders in Meridian, Mississippi who were searching for opportunities to support and challenge the youth in their city. In 2014, the Meridian Freedom Project opened its …

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Congratulations Graduates of Emerging Leaders: Fundraising Executives!

On Friday, May 7, at the Rickhouse in Jackson, the inaugural cohort of participants in the Alliance’s Emerging Leaders: Fundraising Executives learning track graduated from the program. This event has special meaning for many reasons. First and foremost, we had the opportunity to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the participants. The program started …

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News You Can Use: A New Energy Carries Us, Independent Sector- May 18, 2021

Something about the way we are interacting with one another as colleagues and peer organizations just feels different. Do you feel it, too? My strong sense is that none of us could escape the pain of this past year. Unlike many other times in our nation’s shared history, the pandemic left no one unscathed. Maybe …

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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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