Test: Resource Library

The Resource Library of The Alliance is an online library of best practices, tips, strategies, and samples/templates.  Use these resources to learn more about our innovating and transformative approach to support learning, growth, development, and collaboration between nonprofit and philanthropic organizations in Mississippi working to solve some of the state’s most complex and challenging issues.

By providing tools and training for mission-based organizations to increase their capacity and effectiveness, The Alliance will help attract investment to the state, support the development of replicable and sustainable models, and promote practical policy and programmatic solutions to pressing and persistent issues.

The Library tools enhance our workshops and online learning.  Use the Search section to find the tip or tool that helps you the most exactly when you need it.  Share your feedback or ask us any question on your journey through our Library.


MS Alliance of Nonprofits & Philanthropy Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Management Excellence©

Starting A Nonprofit

The Essential Checklist

Blue Magnolia Resources

Remember Our Stories
a photo story by Kelly Perrette Hawkins

St. Vincent de Paul Community Pharmacy
a photo story by Samuel Burke

Sue’s Home Forever
a photo story by Shellie Brooks-Carter

Fundraising Resources

Used with permission from Network for Good.

Member-Only Resources

The resources listed below are free for members of The Alliance. Members can access the resources by clicking on any of resources. Non-members can sign up for a membership here.

Philanthropy Resources

  • Philanthropy as the South’s Passing Gear: Fulfilling the Promise Report
  • The Chronicle of Philanthropy Resources and Tools
  • United Philanthropy Forum Resources

Research and Reports

  • Sector Reports
  • Emerging Trends
  • Two Sides of the Same Coin Report
  • Other Reports
  • NTEE Codes
  • Wage and Benefits Report

Governance Resources

  • Board Development Toolkit
  • Board Responsibilities
  • Board Practices & Tools
  • Succession Planning

Transparency and Accountability Resources

  • Nonprofit Legal Resources
  • Legal Compliance Handbook
  • Codes of Ethics
    • Fundraising
    • Employees/Volunteers

Management and Human Resources/Professional Development Resources

  • Job Description Samples
  • Performance Evaluation Planning
    • Performance Planning, Counseling & Evaluation Guide
    • 360 Degree Feedback Process Samples
  • Professional Development Program Suggestions
    • Creating a Staff Development Program
  • Evaluation Resources
  • My Nonprofit Makes an Impact I Just Need to Prove It
  • Charting Impact Resources
  • Information & Technology Resources
  • Risk Management

Financial Management Resources

  • Financial Policies & Procedures
  • Internal Control Checklist
  • Governance Disclosures

Communication Resources

  • Scheduled March 1, 2019
  • Storytelling
  • How to Create Nonprofit Stories that Inspire

Public Policy & Advocacy Resources

  • Make a Difference for Your Cause in Three Hours a Week
  • CLPI Roadmap for Engagement in Legislative Advocacy

Inclusion & Equity

  • Diversity Principles & Practices
  • Diversity Planning for the Board
  • Principles & Practices Diversity Plan
  • More resources to come from William Winter Institute Scheduled June 1, 2019

Samples & Templates

  • Sample Policies
  • Nonprofit Policy Toolkit