August 2023

A message from your executive director…

As we embrace the warmth, or rather the heat, of August we find ourselves wrapping up another summer season, with students and staff returning to the classrooms and summer breaks and vacations coming to an end, inhale and take in the last of the sun-soaked days of summer. In this edition of our newsletter, just […]

Member Spotlight

MS Consortium Addresses Higher Education in PrisonsA trailblazing coalition is making headway to unite key partners and stakeholders to expand the state’s postsecondary education opportunities for incarcerated students. The Mississippi Consortium for Higher Education in Prison (MCHEP) seeks to reshape the landscape of higher education within Mississippi’s prison system. The collaboration includes the Mississippi Humanities […]

Meet Baylee!

Baylee Bible joined the Alliance team back in July serving as our new Membership and Constituent Services Associate!  Her primary responsibilities are membership recruitment and retention as well as constituent support. A native Mississippian with roots in Collinsville located just north of Meridian, Baylee got her start in the nonprofit sector working for a local […]

Welcome Aboard!

The Alliance welcomes two new members to our 2023-24 Board of Directors!  Michael Dixon received his undergraduate degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University and his Masters of Divinity at Mercer University. In 2007, Michael founded Ekklesia Hattiesburg, a non-denominational church committed to serving those in need in Hattiesburg. Michael is the former director of Extra […]

Quarterly Meeting Recap

Advancing Health Equity in Mississippi Thanks to all who joined us for our second Quarterly Member Meeting of the year held Friday, July 14 at the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services in Madison, Mississippi.  Our program topic was Advancing Health Equity in Mississippi where our panel of speakers gave us a very insightful look into […]

US National Nonprofit Day | August 17

You’re being celebrated this month. Here’s why! Each year in the United States August 17 is recognized as National Nonprofit Day to commemorate nonprofit organizations’ ongoing efforts to serve and impact local communities and their significance throughout the country. Tackling some of society’s toughest challenges and tirelessly working to help promote awareness, offer assistance and […]

MBJ Mississippi Nonprofit Award Nominations 

You’re being celebrated this month. Here’s why! Have a nonprofit you’d like to nominate for the 2023 Mississippi Nonprofit Award? MBJ nominations are open!


Anything happening in your area or organization?  Let us help you share it! As an Alliance member, one of your membership benefits is helping you share any updates, feature news, information, or an upcoming event, program or meeting you have coming up.   Let us help give your information the spotlight it deserves so others across the […]

Attention Municipal Partners

KABOOM! 25 in 5 Initiative to End Playspace Inequity KABOOM! is seeking municipal partners enthusiastic about creating equitable access to play spaces to join the 25 in 5 Initiative to End Playspace Inequity. Through this initiative, KABOOM! is working with municipal systems across the country including Baltimore City Schools, Atlanta Public Schools, and the San Francisco […]