Training

Training Catalog

Wednesday

12:00 -1:30 PM

Trainer

Michael Dozier

Michael Dozier

Course Description

This training will provide participants with an overview and the fundamentals of grant writing for the public and private sectors. The training topics include: needs assessment/grant readiness; fund development plans; how to vet grant opportunities (both public and private); grant application components; letter of inquiry/intent; components of effective program design; SMART goals and objectives; logic models; evaluation plans and budgets; packaging and submission of proposals; appendices; tips and pitfalls; acquiring technical assistance to apply for funding.

Key Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to…

  1. understand and identify the basic structure and key elements of a grant proposal.
  2. develop a plan for conceptualizing writing, reviewing, and evaluating your grant application.
  3. learn how to develop and write SMART goals and objectives.
  4. develop an appropriate budget and justification and discuss strategies for effective grant writing process.

Thursday

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Trainer

Angela Howze

Course Description

This training will share information on financial literacy fundamentals. Participants will learn the importance of financial literacy wealth creation. We will help you stop living paycheck to paycheck, know your numbers and what that means to creditors, and understand how to implement an ideal goal to achieve maximum results and debt elimination. Participants will receive worksheets and a credit repair kit.

Key Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to…

  1. obtain sufficient knowledge about how to budget, fix their own credit, and prepare a goal with a budget sheet for a positive outcome.
  2. comprehend the importance of money management and mismanaging funds.

Tuesday

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Trainer

Amanda Fontaine


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Course Description

Do you have a special event coming up and want to create a buzz with a press release so your event will be well attended? This training will tell you how to generate that excitement by writing a noteworthy and effective press release. It will include easy to follow steps and best practices, including the optimal times to send out your press release.

Key Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to…

  1. write an effective press release.
  2. distribute a press release.

Wednesday

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Moderator

Lorena Quiroz-Lewis

Event Description

The Executive Director Roundtable series is an opportunity for leaders of all levels to come together and learn and reflect on what it takes to create sustainable organizations that will be able to have a long term impact. Participants will have the opportunity to hear wisdom and insight from some of the most influential and veteran leaders in the nonprofit sector as well as new leaders who are working as hard as they can to set themselves and organizations up for success.

Vulnerable individuals are struggling to make it through their day. Homelessness, hunger, unemployment, harassment, and lack of mental health care are just some of the issues these leaders and their organizations are working tirelessly to combat. Join us as they discuss their leadership strategies in supporting those with the greatest need.

Key Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to…

  1. identify challenges facing ED who are immigrants.
  2. state ways they can meaningfully advocate on behalf of more immigrants in Executive Director roles.
  3. identify core leadership skills that they can employ in their workplace.

Friday

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Trainers

Millsaps College Else School of Management

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Mary Ellen Calvert


Nancy Perret

Course Description

Whether you are a nonprofit staff leader or board member, you need to know how to build a strong board, comply with a myriad of legal requirements, and appropriately engage the community and policy makers. This class will focus on best practices for boards and legal requirements for all nonprofits and will provide you with critical information to strengthen your organization’s policies, procedures and practices.

Monday

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Trainer

Serrie Fung


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Course Description

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Participants will be able to…

Tuesday

2:00 - 3:30 PM

Trainer

Mazarine Treyz

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Course Description

Are you creating your annual report right now?
Are you tasked with showing your board and your donors what you’ve accomplished this year?
Do you want to improve on last year’s annual report?
Nonprofit annual reports don’t have to be difficult, but so few of us ever get any real instruction on how to make a good one! This one hour webinar on making better nonprofit annual reports will help your nonprofit look better to current and potential donors. This webinar will help you visually convey your impact to your stakeholders. you will learn:

  • Typography and what it says about your nonprofit
  • Graphic design tips to help you look like you hired a designer (even if you didn’t!)
  • Designing annual reports from a fundraising perspective
  • What to include and what to leave out in your annual report
  • Graphic design resources and inspiration

Key Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  1. make your nonprofit look like you hired a designer
  2. identify what to include and what to leave out in your annual report

Thursday

2:00 - 3:30 PM

Trainer

Stephanie Coleman

Course Description

Key Learning Objectives

Participants will:

Tuesday

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Trainer

Sharon Griffin


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Course Description

Perhaps the most important decision as a business when marketing is to create the marketing mix. This is a unique combination of product, place (distribution), Promotion, and price strategies.

Key Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  1. describe the external marketing environment
  2. describe the social factors that affect marketing
  3. explain the importance marketeers of current demographic trends
  4. explain the importance of growing ethnic markets

Wednesday

2:00 - 3:30 PM

Trainer

Rachel Glazer


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Course Description

You’ve got the basics down, and now you’re ready to take your PR materials to the next level! Learn helpful tricks and handy tools for designing professional-looking graphics using the free online program Canva. Come with a project in mind to gain specialized input on how to improve your digital and print designs.

Key Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to…

  1. create a cohesive mini-brand for a project or campaign.
  2. improve their PR materials by using contrast, animations, and intermediate-level Canva tools.

Friday

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Trainers

Millsaps College Else School of Management

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Course Description

Our Generation Matters workshop raises awareness of the distinctive perspectives, motivations and expectations of each generation employed in your organization. This highly informative and eye-opening program provides substantive information and a base of useful knowledge from which your organization can develop appropriate and effective strategies and techniques for managing, motivating and retaining all of your multi-generational talent.

Friday

12:15 - 12:45 PM

Facilitator

Dave Miller


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Event Description

“Unity is strength. . . when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” –Mattie Stepanek

Join us and fellow Alliance members for lunch, networking, and an opportunity to schmooze while thinking about how we support our communities.

Key Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to…

  1. meet and network with at least one person they did not know before.
    explore ways organizations can work together.
  2. deepen a sense of community for nonprofits and philanthropies in MS.

Monday

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Trainer

Sharon Griffin


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Course Description

In addition to social and demographic factors, marketing managers must understand and react to the economic environment. The three economic areas of greatest concern to most marketers are consumers’ incomes, inflations, and recession. We will also focus on technological success based on innovation, and innovation requires imagination and risk-taking.

Key Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  1. describe the external marketing environment
  2. describe the social factors that affect marketing
  3. explain the importance marketeers of current demographic trends
  4. explain the importance of growing ethnic markets

Tuesday

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Trainer

Angela Howze

Course Description

Financial Selfie, will share information on what type of spending are you? Do you spend out of emotions or fear? Do you understand your debt to ratio? This training is the beginning start to building a healthy financial well-being.

Key Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to…

  1. demonstrate what type of spending they exhibit.
  2. create a plan that lays out a healthy financial well-being.
  3. calculate their debt/ratio.

Thursday

1:00 - 4:00 PM

Trainer

Jan Eastman


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Course Description

How do you know if your nonprofit is making a difference?

Impact is the difference your nonprofit makes: There’s the work you do, and the results that flow from it. More and more nonprofits, grantmakers, and government partners, are focusing on outcomes, rather than “outputs.” All of this is referred to variously as, “outcomes measurement,” or “performance management,” or simply, “evaluation.” in an environment of increasingly limited resources, those nonprofits that can demonstrate that they are truly making an impact will be the ones most likely to attract resources and talent, and therefore be most sustainable.

Key Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to…

  1. incorporate outcomes measurements into the programs/services offered.
  2. use the eight (8)-step process for developing and measuring outcomes.
  3. address the issues and limitations of outcomes measurement.

Friday

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Guest Speaker

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Participants will be able to…

Tuesday

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Guest Speaker

Michele Baker


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Event Description

You already know the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have done unto you.” But an even better rule is Platinum: “Do unto others as they would *like* to be done unto”! Bad grammar aside, proper motivation is critical to every job’s success. Using The Motivation Chart, discover what resonates and motivates an employee (or volunteer, or donor, or team member) to complete every task with enthusiasm and care!

Key Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to…

  1. identify their own personal motivators (achievement, affiliation, or power) and learn how to discover others’ primary motivators.
  2. identify where they fall on the introvert/extrovert scale, and how that knowledge can be harnessed to plan more effective Thank You strategies.
  3. explain the 5 Love Languages and learn how they impact motivation.
  4. harness the Platinum Rule to become more inspiring managers and leaders (and parents, and teachers…)

Wednesday

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Moderator

Event Description

The Executive Director Roundtable series is an opportunity for leaders of all levels to come together and learn and reflect on what it takes to create sustainable organizations that will be able to have a long term impact. Participants will have the opportunity to hear wisdom and insight from some of the most influential and veteran leaders in the nonprofit sector as well as new leaders who are working as hard as they can to set themselves and organizations up for success.

This month’s ED Roundtable will focus on EDs who are men of color. We are living in a time when new voices need to reach leadership roles, particularly from communities that have long been marginalized and fight against systemic racism. While some growth has been made in recent years, it is not enough. Join us as we examine what barriers to success still exist, what pitfalls to avoid, and what keeps these amazing individuals fighting and succeeding in the face of systemic barriers (on top of those that face any ED).

Key Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to…

  1. identify challenges facing EDs who are men of color.
  2. state ways they can meaningfully advocate on behalf of more men of color in ED roles.
  3. identify core leadership skills that they can employ in their workplace.

Friday

12:00 -1:30 PM

Trainer

Michael Dozier

Michael Dozier
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Course Description

Your nonprofit website can make or break your organization But, organizations that do the right things online see their memberships grow and donations flow. This webinar will outline the essential components needed to make your nonprofit website stand out and be noticed among the best.

Key Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to…

  1. identify the best website layout that nonprofits should be using.
  2. identify nine design elements that engage website visitors.
  3. identify website pages every nonprofit needs to attract members and donors and ways to promise your website to convert members and donors.

Cost Structure

1 Training = $25

2 Trainings = $40 Total

3+ Trainings = $15 Each

*Special Pricing Applies

**Member Only & FREE

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