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Volunteer Northwest Mississippi is proud to partner with local nonprofit experts to offer trainings and workshops at little to no cost for your organization. Some of our past training topics include:

Upcoming Training Events

Record Keeping 101 For Nonprofits

Mar 23, 2017 10:00am


Record Keeping 101 for Nonprofits

Non‐profit organizations, like for‐profit ones, need to retain certain records beyond current use needs, according to regulatory, legal, financial, and operational requirements. In this seminar participants will learn which documents, files, and records must be retained, how they should be filed and stored, when and how they should be destroyed, and how to make sure procedures are in compliance with government regulations.
In this content driven seminar, participants will learn:
1. The Benefits of Record Keeping
2. How to Create an Organizational Binder containing all the Important Documents your Board needs to have at its Fingertips?
3. How to Design and Implement a Workable Filing System
4. Hard Copy versus Electronic Copy
5. Record Retention and Destruction Policies and Procedures

 You must register for this workshop by using this link: or by clicking the blue button below.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Training Presenters
Jimmy and Tonja Caldwell have over 25 years of accounting and leadership experience in the nonprofit sector.    Their mission is to help nonprofit organizations stay in control of their mission by providing capacity building training and technical assistance.  They provide innovative and practical solutions that nonprofit leaders can implement immediately.  Jimmy and Tonja have helped create nonprofit organizations and churches and helped nonprofit organizations raise and manage several million dollars.  They maintain a resource website for nonprofit organizations at
This training is presented by Volunteer Northwest Mississippi and the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. 



Make Your Grant Application Count!

Mar 29, 2017 01:00pm
Make Your Grant Application Count: Wednesday, March 29th @ 1:00PM in Hernando
What is this workshop about?
This workshop will provide an overview of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi’s (CFNM) competitive grant application process with time for questions and answers.

In addition to learning more about CFNM’s process and funds, participants will also receive:
  • Basic Grant Writing Tips
  • Five Things (as a general rule) NOT to ask for in a grant proposal
  • A general Grant Proposal Checklist
  • Resources: Funding Research and Grant writing


Who should attend this workshop?
This workshop is intended for the beginner as well as the ‘seasoned’ grant prepared to share any experiences you have had (successful and unsuccessful) with other participants.
Workshop Date:
Wednesday, March 29th from 1:00PM-3:00PM
Registration Deadline:
Thursday, March 23rd at 5:00PM 

The Gale Center, 2601 Elm Street, Hernando, MS


$25 per person
Get to know the Workshop Presenter:

Peggy Linton, Community Development Director with the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi
Peggy Linton, CCD, GPA, began her position as community development director with the Community Foundation in 2006. She manages the application process and distribution of all grants from the Foundation to over 420 nonprofits, serving as resource to these organizations. Peggy has over 30 years’ experience in grant writing, research, and management as well as community development. Past work experiences include DeSoto County Economic Development Council and City of Olive Branch as the community development director.
In addition to her work, Peggy volunteers her time and skills to local non-profits seeking training and support in grant writing/management, capacity building, and fundraising. Peggy is married to Jimmy, has two daughters and has five grandchildren.
This training is presented by Volunteer Northwest Mississippi and the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi.


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