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Sammy Moon

Note from the Executive Director

Greetings Friends,  It hardly seems possible that we are in the final quarter of 2021. Where did the time go?  My grandmother always said that the older you get, the faster time seems to go.  She was certainly right about that, but even with the quick passing of time, we need to stop and celebrate …

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Two Sides of the Same Coin

Every day too many Mississippians go to bed at night, not having their basic needs met, and too many wake up the next morning struggling to find meaningful ways to improve their situation. That said, our great Magnolia State is filled with tens of thousands of allies working as hard as they can to meet …

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Mary Ellen Calvert

Pilot to Program: The Genesis of the Innovations Lab

All of us have been given a unique path to follow as we live our lives.  We have met others on our way as our journeys converge in reaching a common point where we share experiences, relationships, and success or failure. The Mississippi Alliance Innovations Lab was one of those distinctive experiences on my path …

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What Pilot Participants Say About the Lab

In 2018, a pilot of the Innovations Lab was conducted to test the concept. The resulting evaluations proved that the concept was solid, with few modifications. A compilation and analysis of the all the workshop evaluations revealed that the participants in the workshops gave an overall rating of 9.2 in a scale of 1 to …

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Outcomes and Impact – What We Can Accomplish Together

The relationship between nonprofits and philanthropy is both critical and complex. Nevertheless, the connections between the two can affect the economic growth of any nonprofit organization or grassroots campaign used to induce social change. The MS Alliance is purposefully recharacterizing these two sides of the coin and bringing together philanthropy and nonprofits in a radical …

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The Power of Networking

Helen Keller said, “Alone, we can do so little. Together, we can do so much.” There is a certain power that we all have at our disposal if we use it appropriately – the power of networking. The more people you know, the greater opportunity you have to share whatever message you want to get …

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Effective Volunteerism

As a native Mississippian, who has been actively involved in my community, I welcome the opportunity to serve as the Deputy Director of the Mississippi Commission of Volunteer Service (MCVS), also known as Volunteer Mississippi. I earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Belhaven College and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting from Mississippi College. …

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Sammy Moon

Note from the Executive Director

Greetings Friends,  It hardly seems possible that we are in the final quarter of 2021. Where did the time go?  My grandmother always said that the older you get, the faster time seems to go.  She was certainly right about that, but even with the quick passing of time, we need to stop and celebrate …

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