Positioned for Progress Conference

Positioned for Progress

The mission-based sector represents a significant segment of Mississippi’s economy. More effective collaboration within this sector will increase the sector’s economic impact, and its ability to produce large-scale social change.

In 2012, five statewide nonprofit and government agencies joined together to establish Positioned for Progress, an annual conference to serve as a catalyst to build the ability of the sector to engage in economic and social policy and large-scale social change in Mississippi.

Representing a broad cross-section of Mississippi’s mission-based sector, these agencies recognized that the sector, as a whole, faces common needs and issues in resource development, community engagement, leadership and management, volunteerism and community service, and provision of services to individuals and communities.

More than 300 participants from across the country attended last year’s conference, participating in a range of informative sessions, interactive workshops and educational forums. The theme of the 2014 conference, Strengthening Mississippi’s Charitable and Creative Economies, will guide the conference content, which will include more in-depth sessions, workshops and forums, as well as exhibits, leadership development modules and networking opportunities with non-profit, corporate and government professionals.

Our goal is to align the work of the nonprofit sector with the strategies of the corporate sector and governmental programs to maximize the economic well-being of all Mississippians. Through this conference, we seek to create a true collaborative effort to build the levels of civic engagement necessary to produce significant economic impact.

We are Mississippians committed to the improvement of our people, our communities and our state. We are Positioned for Progress.

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2015 Conference Tracks

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Fundraising and Finance
  • Effective Leadership & Management
  • Collaborating for Impact
  • Volunteerism

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