Statewide, MISS. – Volunteer Mississippi has partnered with the Mississippi Center for Nonprofits (MCN) to host the “Lunch and Learn: Accessing AmeriCorps and Community Development Funding” tour in municipalities across Mississippi.
During this public information session, Volunteer Mississippi staff members will discuss the availability of federal funds to support national service programs in Mississippi communities, as well as opportunities to access national service resources, including AmeriCorps State, VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America), and National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) programs. Educational institutions, state and local government agencies, and nonprofit, community, and faith-based organizations are eligible to apply for national service funding.
“These sessions provide an opportunity for nonprofit organizations to understand the benefits of national service programs like AmeriCorps,” said Judy Stein, Senior AmeriCorps Mississippi Program Officer. “This year, more than 500 AmeriCorps members will support programs throughout the state, and we want to make sure nonprofits in Mississippi understand the value AmeriCorps and national service programs have in communities.”
The tour is sponsored by Volunteer Mississippi and MCN, and attendance is free of charge to all registrants. Registration includes a free networking lunch with representatives from Volunteer Mississippi, the Mississippi Center for Nonprofits, and potential funders that will be in attendance. Registration is required and registrants will receive the time and location information upon registration.
The tour schedule is as follows:
7/11 Marks – Register by July 9
Jo G. Prichard, executive director of MCN will lead a seminar entitled “Fired Up for Fundraising”. This seminar teaches how to get an organization’s staff, board, and other stakeholders “fired up” and involved in the fundraising process.
7/12 Tupelo – Register by July 9
Jan Eastman, board member for the MS Center for Nonprofits, will give a grant research presentation entitled, “Where to Find the Money”.
7/18 Meridian – Register by July 11
MCN will conduct a panel discussion with the executive directors of the Community Foundation of East MS, United Way of East MS, and the Phil Hardin Foundation, who will discuss how their organizations engage the community and how to contact them for support.
7/19 Jackson – Register by July 11
Jo G. Prichard, executive director of MCN will lead a seminar entitled “Fired Up for Fundraising”. This seminar teaches how to get an organization’s staff, board, and other stakeholders “fired up” and involved in the fundraising process
8/2 Gulfport – Register by July 27
About Volunteer Mississippi
Our story — the story of volunteerism in Mississippi — is about service as a way of life. It’s about leadership in our communities, our schools and our churches. And it’s about results — statewide, volunteers and national service members are getting things done, making a difference for our children, our seniors, our veterans and military families. More information about Volunteer Mississippi and all its programs can be found at www.volunteermississippi.org.