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.



January 22, 2021 - So You Want to Start a Nonprofit? (Nonprofit Leadership)

January 29, 2021 - Leadership Under Pressure: Vision, Agility, Connection, and Messaging (Nonprofit Leadership, Organizational Development)

February 19, 2021 - The Role of the Board in Fundraising During Uncertain Times (Fundraising Management, Nonprofit Leadership, Volunteer Management)

February 26, 2021 - The Next Normal: Creating a Resilient and Anti-Fragile Nonprofit (Nonprofit Leadership, Organizational Development)

March 19, 2021 - Strategic Planning (Organizational Development, Nonprofit Leadership)

April 23, 2021 - Building a Development Plan in a Box (Resource Development, Fundraising Management)

May 14, 2021 - Risk Management for Nonprofits (Finance/Legal, Organizational Development)

August 27, 2021 - Engage Your Community: How to Adapt to a Community Engagement Environment (Resource Development, Volunteer Management)

September 24, 2021 - The Nuts and Bolts of Practices for Good Board Governance (Volunteer Management, Nonprofit Leadership)

October 1, 2021 - Building Your Nonprofit’s Evaluation Culture: Collecting Meaningful Data for Continuous
( Organizational Development)

October 15, 2021 - Hire Right the First Time, with a Focus on Equity Hiring (Nonprofit Leadership, Organizational Development)

November 19, 2021 - Change Management: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Nonprofit Leadership)

December 3, 2021 - Quickbooks for Nonprofits – Intermediate/Advanced (Finance/Legal)


CLASS REQUIREMENTS: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, classes will be held online until further notice. In order to obtain class credit, students are required to participate in the class using a camera and microphone. Please visit prior to registering for a complete list of requirements in order to receive CEUs, CFREs, and, where applicable, training funds.

ONLINE LINK: The link to the online class will be sent to all registrants the day before each class via the email you used to register through TNCC.

SCHEDULE: Full day online classes will be held from 9:00 am – 2:30 pm. Once it is determined safe to move to in-person classes (which we hope will be by August), classes will be back to original time of 9:00 am – 3:30 pm


For full class descriptions and instructors, click here


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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