MAG Two Sides of the Same Coin Report

Two Sides of the Same Coin: Findings from a Survey of Nonprofit Organizations and Philanthropies in the State of Mississippi

In the fall of 2016, the Mississippi Association of Grantmakers and the Mississippi Center for Nonprofits (now The Alliance) commissioned Mississippi State University’s Social Science Research Center (SSRC) to conduct a survey of nonprofit organizations and philanthropies in the state of Mississippi. The aim of the research was to assess the perceived strengths and challenges facing these organizations and determine the relationships between nonprofits and philanthropies within the state. This report outlines the findings from this research and offers proposed next steps.

Mississippi’s Transfer of Wealth Opportunity Profile

This Transfer of Wealth (TOW) Opportunity Profile draws on research unique to Mississippi to help stakeholders better understand specific opportunities for increasing philanthropy in support of sustainable community betterment. This profile provides insights for communities or regions that do not have the resources to invest in a comprehensive TOW analysis.

Philanthropic Giving in Mississippi (2015)

This 2015 report explores philanthropic giving in the state of Mississippi, with an aim of helping funders, nonprofits, and other stakeholders better understand the role of philanthropy and its impact on children, families, organizations, and communities throughout the state.