About Momentum Nonprofit Partners

Membership to Momentum Nonprofit Partners (formerly the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence) is now free of charge and requires just one thing: that your organization has an account on WHEREtoGIVEmidsouth.org, the comprehensive nonprofit directory that is part of the LIVEGIVEmidsouth.org community information system.


What does the Momentum | LIVEGIVEmidsouth partnership mean for you?

It means gaining access to trainings, professional development sessions, and opportunities to network with experts and peers; being part of a vital online marketing platform; and fulfilling a critical eligibility requirement for several local funders.


Momentum’s professional development and training opportunities help you and your staff to build the confidence and capacity to lead more efficiently and effectively. Executives can strengthen their skills and take them to the next level, and opportunities abound for staff to learn new ways to lead their organizations and communities with purpose. The advocacy side of Momentum seeks to deepen the understanding and awareness of the Mid-South nonprofit sector by addressing many of the challenges and issues nonprofits are facing today.

Your organization will receive the following Momentum membership benefits:

  • Several free and significantly reduced cost trainings

  • Free career center postings

  • Free webinars

  • Access to Peer Learning Networks, where nonprofit professionals come to learn the most cutting edge best practices together

  • Access to sector-specific community conversations and roundtable discussions to develop action plans for addressing the most urgent needs of local nonprofits

  • Access to thousands of templates (i.e. succession planning, strategic planning) through Momentum's partnership with Standards for Excellence

  • Free capacity assessment with recommendations for strengthening your organization's capacity

  • Free events (i.e., special and one-time training opportunities)


A WHEREtoGIVEmidsouth.org profile provides participating nonprofits with a free online marketing and fundraising tool that includes a wealth of information about your organization. Each profile contains program descriptions, leadership and governance information, operational plans and policies, community impact, financial stability, and more.

Because of the extent of information available on WHEREtoGIVEmidsouth.org profiles and the due diligence process required to participate, many regional foundations, corporations, government agencies, and private grantmakers have elected to make WHEREtoGIVEmidsouth.org profiles an integral part of their grantmaking processes—asking that nonprofits maintain an up-to-date profile as an element of the application process. Individual donors also use WHEREtoGIVEmidsouth.org to make online donations to their favorite organizations via the Donate Now feature available on each profile.


Already one of the hundreds of nonprofits that have a WHEREtoGIVEmidsouth.org account? Then you are automatically a member of Momentum Nonprofit Partners. Click here for more information on Momentum and upcoming events.

Do you represent a nonprofit that already has 501(c)(3) status? Then you can start building a WHEREtoGIVEmidsouth.org profile today! Once the account registration is completed, your organization will become a member of Momentum Nonprofit Partners.

Do you represent a nonprofit that does not yet have an EIN or 501(c)(3) status? Contact Dorian Spears, Momentum’s Special Projects Manager, at dspears@npexcellence.org or (901) 684-6605.