The IRS has created a streamlined process for those who are seeking a 501(c)3 status. The new “Form 1023-EZ” is for certain, small nonprofit organizations with a clearly defined charitable purpose.

Click here to see if you are eligible to file 1023-EZ

If you would like to learn more about how to become a 501(c)3 nonprofit via the new Form 1023 EZ, see information below.

Wednesday, December 4th | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon | Gale Center – 2601 Elm St, Hernando, MS 38632

Speakers

Becky Beard, CPA

William Pitts & Beard

(click here for more information)

Rebecca Thompson, Attorney Smith Phillips Law Firm

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Theresa Erickson, Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi  and Brenda Smith, Maddox Foundation Volunteer Center – Northwest Hub

RSVP to alabama@cfnm.org or call 662.449.5002

The Center for Southern Literary Arts Presents

the First Memphis Literary Arts Festival

Founded and presented by the Center for Southern Literary Arts (southernliteraryarts.org), the first annual Memphis Literary Arts Festival (memphisliteraryartsfestival.org) will take place June 16, 2018 and strives to be a world-class festival celebrating storytelling and the city’s unique arts, culture, and historical legacies. The event is free and open to the public, and will feature a street fair, musical performances, and literary work from a broad cross-section of storytellers. #MLAF is proud to make its home in the historic Edge District, an intersection of industry and culture since the city’s earliest days. By featuring renowned, award-winning authors from across the globe alongside exceptional local writers, artists, and civic leaders, we celebrate the stories of those folks most marginalized by region, race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, and/or citizenship.

The CSLA is a 501(c)(3) organization and was founded in 2017 by writers & native Memphians Jamey HatleyMolly Rose Quinn, and Zandria F. Robinson.

 

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The Center for Southern Literary Arts Presents Dinner

at the Hibiscus Salon

The Center for Southern Literary Arts annual benefit, Dinner at the Hibiscus Salon, takes place this year at Premiere Palace Ballroom, 629 Monroe AvenueJune 15, 2018 from 6 PM to 9 PM. The evening features a special four-course dinner and cocktails designed by renowned Chef D. Arthur, a performance by Americana star Adia Victoria, a reading from award-winning southern writer Kiese Laymon, and work from acclaimed documentary photographer Andrea Morales. Individual General Admission tickets are $85, and individual VIP tickets, which include access to the author reception on June 16th, are $250. Tables of eight are available for $1,000. Sponsorships are available; contact admin AT southernliteraryarts DOT org. for more information. The dinner benefits all CSLA programming, including the Lyceum Mainstage, youth writing workshops, and The Tiny Temple Reading Series.

The CSLA is a 501(c)(3) organization and was founded in 2017 by writers & native Memphians Jamey HatleyMolly Rose Quinn, and Zandria F. Robinson.

Buy tickets here.

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Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale, coming to the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Avenue), 10 am – 4:30 pm on Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28, 2015.
 
Non-profit organizations and schools that would like to get books are welcome to come AFTER the sale (at 4:30 pm) on Saturday, to pick up boxes of books for their group.  Please contact Terrice Thomas at terrice.thomas@memphistn.gov , or 901-415-2840 if you are interested.  Thanks!
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Freedom Co-op is a non-profit agency that provides personal care attendants for people with disabilities in the Memphis area. Our employees support our individuals in their daily activities in their homes and in the community while their families work. We have immediate part – time job openings Mondays through Fridays in the Cordova area.

Qualifications:
Must be 18 years old
Must have a high school diploma/GED
Must have or be willing to get CPR/First Aid certified
Must pass a fingerprint/background check
Must have computer skills
Must have a valid driver license
Must have a good working car
Valid car insurance
Must be willing to drive the individual around in the community in your car

Applications will be taken by appointments ONLY

For more information and set up an appointment to fill out an application please contact:

Suzanne Colsey
Freedom Co-op Executive Director
901/603/5864 cell/text
pftennwest@aol.com

Grant Writing Workshop – Last chance to register!!!

We are one week away from an amazing grant writing symposium that is being held on Saturday, February 27th at the Calvary Church, 1851 N. Houston Levee Road in Cordova, TN.  You won’t want to miss this incredible experience learning to navigate your way through the non-profit and grant writing world.  You will begin writing group-grants the same day to practice your skills.  You will hear from finance professionals on the art of making an effective budget, learn how to speak the funder’s language, and what funders are looking for.

Come and join us for this amazingly interactive workshop that will be sure leave a lasting impression!

Grant Writing Workshop Flyer 2-27-2016

The following positions are currently open at Southern College of Optometry:

POSITION TITLE: Grants & Community Engagement Coordinator

Southern College of Optometry, a leader in optometric education, has an opening for a Grants & Community Engagement Coordinator.

The Coordinator provides support to the Director of Grants & Community Engagement related to grant writing and data management, facilitation and coordination of SCO’s service projects, and development of community partnerships.


Education/Skills/Qualifications:

  • Creates and maintains project management tools for each community engagement project and its funder, including developing comprehensive workflow processes.
  • Provides grant research and writing support as assigned by Director of GCE.
  • Gathers and manages project data required by grant funders and/or faculty who lead community projects; writes required grant reports as directed.
  • Strategizes with Director to meet grants and community engagement program goals and metrics.
  • Works with SCO students/employees/volunteers and community partners to coordinate respective roles for community engagement projects.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent direct project management experience. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Three years of related nonprofit service work experience or equivalent combination of experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to work independently to collaborate effectively, and maintain flexibility and prioritize tasks under pressure.
  • Attention to detail and high level of organization.
  • Passion for public service and education.
  • Proactive and positive work style.

This position is funded for a period of 1 year. The successful candidate will be employed by SCO pursuant to a 1 year commitment with agreed upon benchmarks that must be met as a condition of continued employment.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter via email to: hrd@sco.edu with GCE Coordinator in the subject line. Internal candidates should submit the SCO internal application, and resume to hrd@sco.edu.

Southern College of Optometry is an equal opportunity employer. PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS!

Executive Assistant Needed with The New Memphis Institute

New Memphis is a not-for-profit organization committed to attracting, developing, activating and retaining talent in order to forge a prosperous and vital new Memphis.

Title:  Executive Assistant

Main Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Organize and send correspondence and materials on behalf of senior team
  • Schedule meetings
  • Develop and maintain status list for team.  Follow up with team members to ensure timely completion
  • Compile data and prepare reports prior to meetings
  • Update, file and retrieve documents, records and reports
  • Maintain sales database, monitor activity, and prioritize sales calls for senior team.
  • Create class rosters, track registration, and coordinate completion of pre-course requirements
  • Inventory and assemble class materials
  • Assist with events
  • Update contact information and other pertinent data in our database.
  • Support team members in special project‐based work and other duties as assigned

Key Competencies

  • Organized self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative work environment
  • Values diversity
  • Loves the details
  • Able to multi-task
  • Manages multiple competing priorities
  • Proactively responds to internal and external forces by growing and adapting job tasks and responsibilities
  • Takes initiative to help other team members
  • Experience with Excel and Word.  Salesforce experience a plus
  • At least two years of relevant work experience.
  • Some evening and weekend work may be required

Excellent benefits include medical/dental/vision insurance; generous retirement contribution plan. We are looking to fill this position immediately. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Send résumé and cover letter to info@newmemphis.org by July 15, 2015.

New Memphis Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, national origin, color, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

*****GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP****

GRANT SEASON OPENS JULY 1ST, SO NOW IS THE TIME…

07/25/2015 8:30a.m. – 2:30p.m. – – Grant Writing Workshop – –

Another amazing Comprehensive Grant Writing Workshop will be held at Grace Church of the Nazarene, 8979 E. Shelby Drive, Memphis, TN 38125. The cost is $120.00/per person and includes all training material, continental breakfast, lunch, a list of over 500 funders, tax forms, and a high impact and interactive grant writing session. You will begin writing a group grant before you leave the training and will feel quite comfortable with the whole process! You will be amazed at your ability to write grants throughout this process. We are here to empower you and will do so throughout this course.

You need to register https://www.eventbrite.com/e/copy-of-grant-writing-workshop-tickets-17150790476 Seating is limited, and group discounts are available. For more information, contact Kimberly Benson, via BuildingBridgesTogether@yahoo.com.

Community Legal Center, a 20-year-old non-profit, has an opening for an Executive Director.This person is responsible for managing an agency with four distinct legal service programs and a staff of eight. Licensed attorney preferred.  Interested parties should send a resume and cover letter to barristermj@aol.com by 7-1-15.  These documents should address your experience in non-profit management, development, communication, financial management, the practice of law, volunteer coordination and grant management.

What: 2nd Annual Multicultural Career Expo

When: Sunday, April 12th, 2015 from NOON to 5:00 PM CST

Where: Hilton Memphis

Address: 939 Ridge Lake Blvd., Memphis, TN 38120

For more information, visit the 2nd Annual Multicultural Career Expo website at www.CareerExpoMemphis.com.

MULTICULTURAL CAREER EXPO CONNECTS CAREER OPPORTUNITIES TO JOB SEEKERS

(MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 1, 2015) – On Sunday, April 12th, career and internship seekers will have the opportunity to connect to local employers at the 2nd Annual Multicultural Career Expo. The event will take place from NOON to 5:00 PM at Hilton Memphis.

The Multicultural Career Expo has over 40 participating companies who will be present. Industries included are healthcare, financial services, travel, logistics, higher education, and non-profit.

The career expo will provide a comprehensive platform for all cultures to achieve their career goals and contribute to a greater Memphis.

The event is hosted by founding organization ContigoCreative and in partnership with  Think Inspired, and Copeland Coaching. Presenting Sponsors are FedEx, First Tennessee, and Hilton Memphis. Community Supporters include The City of Memphis, Mass Mutual Financial, Graduate Memphis, and Leadership Memphis. Community Friends include Regional One Health, Southland Park, and Ford Corporation. University Partners are Christian Brothers University, Rhodes College, Southwest Tennessee Community College, and LeMoyne-Owen College.

The event is free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to register online at www.CareerExpoMemphis.com, where they will also find tips on how to prepare for the career expo.

“The Multicultural Career Expo is an all-inclusive, multicultural and diversified event. This event is to attract talent from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and immigrants from all over the world. We want to invite all minority communities including Latino, Asian, Middle-Eastern, European, African, Korean, Vietnamese, Indian, African-American, Chinese, Japanese, and all other communities. We want to showcase the Multicultural talent that Memphis has to offer,” said Alex Matlock of ContigoCreative.