Nonprofit Management Institute | Thomas Nelson Community College

Nonprofit Management Institute

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Program Details
Academic Division: 
Continuing Education & Training
The Nonprofit Management Institute is a joint initiative of Thomas Nelson and NetworkPeninsula. The goal of the Institute is to educate nonprofit professionals and equip them with best practices in all areas of nonprofit management, leadership, and development.
  • Classes will be held at the Historic Triangle campus in Williamsburg on Fridays from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Classes will be five hours with a hour for lunch and two 15-minute breaks.
  • Participants will receive .5 CEUs per class plus 5 CFRE points per class.
  • The pilot year will include classes for participants to complete a Certificate in Fundraising Management and/or a Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership. Some classes can also be applied to additional Certificate programs which will be added in subsequent years. These will include Certificates in Resource Development, Organizational Development, Financial/Legal Management, Volunteer Management, and Board Education. Ultimately, students will have an opportunity to pursue a Certificate in Nonprofit Management by completing a number of courses in each of the Certificate Programs.




Jan. 24, 2020 – Strategic Planning (Organizational Development Certificate)

Feb. 14, 2020 – *The Essentials of Fundraising Instructor (Fundraising Management Certificate)

Feb. 28, 2020 – Best Practices of Collaboration (Organizational Development Certificate)

Updates to the schedule have been made as a result of COVID-19.

Aug. 28, 2020 – Evaluate Your Nonprofit Success: Defining & Measuring Outcomes (Organizational Development Certificate)

Sept. 25, 2020 – Nonprofit Budgeting (Organizational Development Certificate)

Oct. 23, 2020 – Leveraging a Multigenerational Workforce (Organizational Development Certificate)

Aug. 21, 2020 – Advanced Social Media (Resource Development Certificate)

Sep. 11, 2020 – Storytelling (Resource Development Certificate)

Oct. 16, 2020 – Grants Research & Writing (Resource Development Certificate)

Nov.13, 2020 – Recruiting, Retaining & Managing Volunteers (Resource Development and Volunteer Management Certificate)

Dec.11, 2020 – Fundamentals of a Strong, Donor-Centric Planned Giving Program (Resource Development Certificate)

*This is a repeat of the class offered in 2019 and is required for anyone working toward the Certificate in Fundraising Management who has less than 3 years of experience in a fundraising position.


For full class descriptions and instructors, click here

A limited number of training funds are available via multiple sources. Click here for details and application.

NOTE: If you are a with an organization that has a FULL nonprofit membership  with NetworkPeninsula, please email us for the discount code prior to beginning the Registration process.

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