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First-Year Reflections from Former Board Chair Mike Clayborne

What an honor and privilege it was to be involved in the preliminary discussions, planning and ultimate execution of the merger of the Mississippi Association of Grantmakers and the Mississippi Center for Nonprofits to form the Mississippi Alliance of Nonprofits and Philanthropy. There were so many people that played important roles in seeing this merger [...]

Like Many Great Ideas

It was the fall of 2016, and I was the chair of the Mississippi Center for Nonprofits. The Mississippi Association of Grantmakers (MAG) was in its formative years but already making waves in philanthropic circles. Perhaps for the first time in Mississippi history, nonprofit leaders and funders were in the same room talking openly about [...]

A New Level of Collaboration and Impact

Throughout its 56-year history, the Phil Hardin Foundation has emphasized collaboration. We don’t have the luxury of excess capacity in Mississippi, so working together is a necessity. We’ve also long believed that partnership, not paternalism, should be the guiding principle in the relationship between philanthropy and nonprofits. Hardin Foundation grants helped start and sustain both [...]

First Year Reflections from the Executive Director

Reflecting about the first year of The Alliance is an easy task, but condensing these reflections into a few brief paragraphs is almost impossible. Nonetheless, I will give it a try—beginning with the fact that seeing The Alliance created last April after two years or more of planning was truly a dream come true, and [...]

The Ally: June 2020

March membership news.

The Ally: April 2020

March membership news.

The Ally: March 2020

March membership news.

The Ally: January 2020

October membership news.

The Ally: December 2019

October membership news.

The Ally: November 2019

October membership news.