September 2023

A message from your executive director…

I’ve always loved the month of September.   Not only because it’s the month I was born, but also because of the profound changes it brings.  From hot, humid days to cooler mornings and nights; the leaves start to lose their lushness, and the afternoon sun dims.  Sometimes, change can be hard. Yet sometimes, change can […]

Leadership Conference | Sparking Hope in the Sector

It’s getting closer and closer!  Have you reserved your spot? This dynamic, inspiring and sure-to-be transformative conference is aimed at igniting hope and fostering resilience within the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.  Designed for leaders, board members, and changemakers passionate about driving positive change and making a lasting impact in their communities.  Don’t miss this optimal […]

Member Spotlight | Growing Up Knowing

Growing Up Knowing’s Facilitators are Its Mission-in-Action The real-life heroes of Growing Up Knowing are the facilitators who implement our three signature programs after school, often during the evening and/or weekends.  They are experts in their own fields of education, psychology, social work, mental health, and medicine.  They take difficult and often uncomfortable topics and […]

Funder Spotlight | The Walker Foundation

Meet the New Executive Director Kelly Headley is the new Executive Director for The Walker Foundation.  Kelly joined the foundation in February of this year.  Kelly is a lifelong Mississippian, having grown up in Vicksburg and then made her home in the Jackson area with her family for the last 25 years.  For over the […]

Consultant Corner | Michele D. Baker, CVA

Volunteerism: Throwing Sparks, Sending Up Flares, and Helping Calm the Tumult “One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul… The light of the soul throws sparks, can send up flares, builds signal fires, causes proper matters to catch […]

Collaborations | Fidelity Charitable®

Mississippi is All About Its People We recently enjoyed a visit with our partners from Fidelity Charitable®. A big takeaway learned from this trip is that Mississippi is all about its people. They were blown away by the hospitality, vibrant relationships, dedicated leadership, and of course, the fantastic food. We visited several local nonprofits and […]