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Outcomes and Impact – What We Can Accomplish Together

Shernica Ferguson
Research Specialist
MS Alliance

The relationship between nonprofits and philanthropy is both critical and complex. Nevertheless, the connections between the two can affect the economic growth of any nonprofit organization or grassroots campaign used to induce social change. The MS Alliance is purposefully recharacterizing these two sides of the coin and bringing together philanthropy and nonprofits in a radical way to have a dramatic social impact on the lives of all Mississippians.

We aim to explore and challenge current assumptions about the intersection of nonprofits and funders and to help nonprofits innovate, expand their reach and maximize their investment in the communities they serve. One of our key goals is to support nonprofits’ efforts to make real-time assessments in a dynamic environment using data, research studies, and thought leadership.

Data Collection helps to tell the story of impact. It helps with decision-making on all levels, from stakeholder engagement to strategic planning. The Innovations Lab is a cohesive mix of donor and grantee engagement that includes collaborative problem-solving, capacity building, and storytelling. It is the outcome of a pilot project that was years in the making.

At the Alliance, we cultivate learning initiatives by developing training modules from exceptional consultants, philanthropists, volunteers, and NGOs around the state. We strive to close social, racial, inclusion gaps by equipping our constituents with evidence-based approaches that will empower nonprofits with the disciplines and tools needed to impact Mississippi for years to come.

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