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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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The Ally: Feb 2021 – News You Can Use

The Alliance Announces $600,000 Endowment Gift from The Maddox Foundation to Provide Training to State’s Nonprofits This Gift is Part of a Year-Long Endowment Challenge to Create $1.2 Million Endowment The Mississippi Alliance of Nonprofits and Philanthropy (The Alliance) announced  a historic gift from the Hernando-based Maddox Foundation that aims to support and sustain the …

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Casey Culpepper

Feb 18 2021

The Ally Feb 2021: Hub Spotlight: East Mississippi Volunteer Hub

The United Way of East Mississippi and the Community Foundation of East Mississippi formed a new partnership with the Mississippi HUB Network for Volunteers & Nonprofits in March 2020. The East Mississippi Hub for Volunteers and Nonprofits serves as an advocate, facilitator, and connector for effective volunteerism in Clarke, Jasper, Kemper, Lauderdale, Neshoba, and Newton counties. …

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The Ally: Feb 2021 – Member Spotlight: Charles L. Young Sr. Foundation

The Charles L. Young Sr. Foundation was started by the late State Representative Charles L. Young, Sr. in 2001 in his hometown, Meridian, MS.  He was the eldest son and second of three children of E. F. Young Jr. (July 1898-May 1950) and Velma Beal (November 1902–February 1987), both of whom were African American entrepreneurs …

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The Ally: Feb 2021 – Year-Round Resources on Black History

Provided by the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation   Projects and Programs at the Jackson State University Margaret Walker Center   University of Mississippi’s All In. All Year. events through the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement   WLBT’s Remembering Freedom Summer of 1964 and Its Impact on Mississippi   Mississippi Center for Investigative …

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Sammy Moon

Feb 18 2021

The Ally: Feb 2021 – Note from the Executive Director

Greetings friends, As we hunker down during a winter storm that is impacting us all, we find ourselves continuing to be wrapped in a global pandemic as well as political, economic, and social unrest.  I have been thinking quite a bit about how all this impacts us as a community of people and organizations focused …

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First-Year Reflections from Former Board Chair Mike Clayborne

What an honor and privilege it was to be involved in the preliminary discussions, planning and ultimate execution of the merger of the Mississippi Association of Grantmakers and the Mississippi Center for Nonprofits to form the Mississippi Alliance of Nonprofits and Philanthropy.

Like Many Great Ideas

It was the fall of 2016, and I was the chair of the Mississippi Center for Nonprofits. The Mississippi Association of Grantmakers (MAG) was in its formative years but already making waves in philanthropic circles.

A New Level of Collaboration and Impact

Throughout its 56-year history, the Phil Hardin Foundation has emphasized collaboration.

First Year Reflections from the Executive Director

Reflecting about the first year of The Alliance is an easy task, but condensing these reflections into a few brief paragraphs is almost impossible.