In its second year, The Alliance hit the ground running. After the launch in 2019, we increased the number of staff members, dealt with the pandemic crisis on many fronts, adapted to virtual delivery of training, events, meetings, etc., and moved ahead at warp speed with new programs, communications and events. The Annual Report, which will be published in early summer, summarizes our accomplishments for the past year. Here is an outline for what you can expect to read about in that report:
A Continued Commitment to a Culture of Excellence: Mission, Vision and Values
Alliance Leadership: Meaningful partnerships, emerging issues, COVID rapid response, sector trends
Partnership and Collaboration: National, regional, state , local and public sector
Principles and Standards: Basis for all capacity building, programming, training and consultation
Policy and Advocacy: Affinity Groups for Education, Workforce/Family Economic Success, Health, Endow MS
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: DEI Plan, working with consultant, internal audit, external focus, learning and reflection
Communications: New Website, Communications Plan, The Ally newsletter, Social Media, Publications
Fundraising: Case statement, video, consultants, Maddox Gift, Gates Pilot, etc.
Programs : Training, Learning Tracks, EIA Certification, Events, Innovations Lab, Evaluation and Assessment Financials
The Alliance enters this season of reflection and gratitude, deeply appreciative of the support from our many members, supporters, and friends.
The Phil Hardin Foundation in Meridian was chartered in 1964 with the charge to “improve the education of Mississippians.” For nearly six decades, we have strived to be a catalyst for educational opportunity and community improvement in Mississippi through innovative leadership and productive partnerships.
This summer, I joined thought leaders from Mississippi and across the country in the FutureGood Studio’s futurism training program. It was transformational. This experience redefined my outlook, both professionally as a nonprofit leader and on a personal level. It fundamentally altered the way I approach work and staff engagement and envision the future for both myself and the clients we serve.