Note from the Executive Director

I believe it is still appropriate to say Happy New Year even though January is now over! It is my sincere hope that 2023 will be a healthy, productive, and prosperous year for everyone, especially for you wonderful folks working in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector. I know the workload will continue to be substantial, […]

Lifelong Experiences Inspiring a Passion for DEI

I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. I grew up being very aware from an early age of the work of civil rights activists and the national movement. My family members and friends spoke openly about the civil rights movement and its impact on the Black community. We were taught to treat all people […]

This Month’s Member Spotlights | Do All Things Children’s Circle, Inc.

Do All Things Children’s Circle, Inc., (DATCC), located in Holmes, County, MS, is emerging as a resource and activity space for youth, teens and young adults, ages seven to 17, to express themselves through the performing, visual, creative, and culinary arts. We are a group of volunteers who work in our community, each summer since […]

Tibbee Development Club

The Tibbee Development Club (TDC), located in West Point, MS, was organized to take advantage of cemetery improvement efforts from funds made available through a county grant. Those funds were used to start the “clean up” of a sorely needed cemetery that did not have a concerted effort to maintain it. Through the leadership of […]

Community Foundation of Washington County

In March of 2022, I became the Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Washington County (CFWC). The Foundation was created in 2012 by a group of community leaders who care deeply about investing in and creating a strong future for Washington County residents. Although I work in philanthropy now, I still refer to myself […]

Our Alliances: Mississippi Today

Mississippi Today Will Publish Your Story! Make Your Case for Support with four unique stories (written by you) AND an interview with Marshall Ramsey on Mississippi Stories! As a non-profit newsroom that relies on donor support, Mississippi Today understands the need for organizations like yours to be able to tell your story and build a […]

Meet Our New CPO

We are pleased to announce Sandra Hodge as our new Chief Program Officer (CPO) and welcome her to the Alliance team! Sandra Lewis Hodge served as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Tougaloo College. Sandra provided strategic leadership, direction, and oversight to the Division of Institutional Advancement. In this role, she developed, created, and […]

Quarterly Meeting Recap

What a wonderful turnout we had at our recent quarterly meeting held in late January. It was great to see so many faces back in-person (as well as virtually), and thanks to those of you for updating and sharing with us such a wealth of news and information about all the new and exciting things […]

Meet Our VISTA Team!

We would like to officially introduce you to our VISTA team of Community Outreach Specialists and the regions of the state they are responsible. Back Row Standing:Leah Bishop – MS Gulf CoastAmber Willis Hayes – East MSDeborah Grace – Golden Triangle / Northeast MSLinda Seaton – MS DeltaJan Eastman – VISTA Team LeadWilnessa Foster – […]

MS Nonprofit Census

YOU COUNT! Please take time to complete the census so we can get to know about all the valuable work you do! Three reasons why completing the census is important… 1stGetting to know your organization is vital in our mission to assist in your success; and the information you provide helps us tailor a development […]