Strategic Partners


Candid - GuideStar/Foundation Center

Candid is the result of a merger of GuideStar and The Foundation Center.  The combined repositories of information about nonprofits and funders provide a powerful source for research and information.  The partnership with the Alliance continues to develop, adding resources for members each year.  These currently include:

  • The Local GuideStar Directory, providing subscription-level access for members to GuideStar profiles for all nonprofits in the State of Mississippi.
  • Training and coaching for nonprofits about updating their GuideStar profiles to maximize visibility to prospective donors and funders on a wide variety of online giving platforms.
  • Custom research services from both GuideStar and the Foundation Directory Online.
  • Coming soon, the Alliance will become a FIN (Funding Information Network) Training site

Volunteer Mississippi

Volunteer Mississippi’s mission is to engage and support Mississippians of all ages and backgrounds in service to their communities. Established in 1994 as the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service (MCVS), Volunteer Mississippi has worked to encourage a culture of citizenship, service and responsibility to America. In partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), MS Institutions of Higher Learning, MS Department of Education, MS Center for Nonprofits, faith-based and community organizations statewide, Volunteer MS is fostering community engagement and building volunteer capacity throughout the state.


Millsaps College

Building on its motto, Ad Excellentiam, its strong heritage of social justice, freedom of thought, and reflection on life’s most important questions, and its central location in the capital city of Mississippi, Millsaps engages students in a transformative learning and leadership experience through Millsaps Else School of Management | Executive Education programs, resulting in personal, professional, and intellectual growth, coupled with a commitment to good citizenship in our global society, and a desire to succeed and make a difference in every community they touch.

Mississippi State University Social Science Research Center (SSRC)

The Social Science Research Center (SSRC) was established at Mississippi State University in 1950 to promote, enhance and facilitate social science research and related scholarly activities. The SSRC is a strategic data partner for the Alliance, and provides guidance and analysis of measurable outcomes for the Alliance's work. Custom research and reports continue to be developed through this partnership, assessing the strength and impact of the nonprofit and philanthropic sector within the state.

Free Resource Navigation

FRN is a mobile application designed to match users seeking assistance from government and nonprofit programs to facilitate a better lifestyle. Organizations can create an account for free and reach individuals around the state.