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Sammy Moon

Note from the Executive Director

Greetings Friends,  Each year, when the calendar rolls to August, my mind inevitably goes back to school days. Back-to-school season conjures the smell of burning leaves, football games, band practice, new teachers, new books, and newly sharpened pencils. In Mississippi, autumnal weather comes a bit later, but the images persist of crisp fall air during those …

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Do You Know Alice?

ALICE is your childcare provider, the cashier at your supermarket, the gas attendant, your waitress, a home health aide, an office clerk. You might even be ALICE. ALICE, which stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, is a new way of defining and understanding the struggles of households that earn above the Federal Poverty Level, but not enough to afford …

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Affinity Groups: What’s Your Fit?

Greetings! I have now been at the Alliance for four months, yet it feels like I have been here four years! My father taught me early in life, when you know what you are supposed to do, you jump right in and figure out how to do it. And that is exactly what I have …

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Nonprofit Professionals – Fundraising Executives

Does your organization need support in fundraising? Look no further! The Nonprofit Professionals: Fundraising Executives learning track is here to support new and established nonprofit fundraisers/development professionals. Participants will expand their competencies while generating innovative ideas. Their unique expertise will enable them to support any organization by setting them up for a sustainable future. Each …

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MS Volunteer Hub Network – Growth and Success

We at Volunteer Mississippi are very pleased and excited to be a part of the growth and success of the Mississippi Hub Network and are committed to continue supporting its great work in communities across Mississippi.  Thanks to the hard work of our Hub Directors, support of their host organizations, and close partnership with the …

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In Memoriam

Civil rights leader Robert “Bob” Moses, a soft-spoken and self-effacing grassroots organizer who championed Black voting rights, died on Sunday at age 86. Born and raised in Harlem, N.Y., Moses went to the South to join the nascent fight for civil rights in the early 1960s, ultimately becoming a central figure in the movement.  As …

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Upcoming Training -Secretary of State Charities Examinations What to Know & How to be Prepared

Coming up Tuesday, July 27th We know that running a nonprofit takes a lot of work, and keeping up with everything can be incredibly difficult. Nobody enjoys the day when they go to the mailbox and find a letter informing them that they have been chosen for an examination by the Secretary of State’s office. …

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Ellen Collins

Note from the COO

Greetings Friends,  It’s summertime. Many a song has been written about the mellow, long days of sunshine.  Whether you’re finding that the living is easy or have chosen to sit back and unwind,  I hope you all have found some time for rest and relaxation this season – all while celebrating our nation’s Independence Day …

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