November 2023

A message from your executive director…

The Alliance enters this season of reflection and gratitude, deeply appreciative of the support from our many members, supporters, and friends. 

Funder Spotlight | The Phil Hardin Foundation

The Phil Hardin Foundation in Meridian was chartered in 1964 with the charge to “improve the education of Mississippians.” For nearly six decades, we have strived to be a catalyst for educational opportunity and community improvement in Mississippi through innovative leadership and productive partnerships.

Member Spotlight | Growing Up Knowing

This summer, I joined thought leaders from Mississippi and across the country in the FutureGood Studio's futurism training program. It was transformational. This experience redefined my outlook, both professionally as a nonprofit leader and on a personal level. It fundamentally altered the way I approach work and staff engagement and envision the future for both myself and the clients we serve.

Nonprofit and Philanthropic Observances | November

Charitable end cap to Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday and a great way to kickoff your end-of-year fundraising campaign!

Consultant Corner

"What significance does National Mississippi Day hold for the people of Mississippi, and how can it be used as an opportunity to raise awareness, celebrate the state's unique culture, and address the challenges it faces? In what ways can leaders contribute to the betterment of Mississippi and foster a sense of unity and progress within the state?"

Convenings | Sparking Hope in the Sector

Thank you for making our inaugural conference such a great success!

Alliance News

We are pleased to announce that Michael C. Martella has joined the Alliance team as Program Assistant and will be responsible for providing a wide range of administrative and logistical support to the Alliance's program team, to include assistance in the planning and management of the training and capacity building unit, membership, and the policy unit. Welcome to the team Michael!


Thank you to our renewing members and new members* --- Welcome to the Alliance!*As of October 31, 2023