Nonprofit Management Institute

NetworkPeninsula / Nonprofit Management Institute

The Nonprofit Management Institute is a joint initiative of Thomas Nelson Community College 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.

  • The Institute launched in January 2019 with one class per month to be held from January to May and August through December.
  • Classes are held at the Williamsburg Health Foundation and Thomas Nelson Community College Historic Triangle Campus in Williamsburg VA on Fridays from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm. Actual class time is 5 hours with 1 hour for lunch and two 15-minute breaks.
  • Participants receive .5 CEUs per class plus 5 CFRE points per class.
  • The Pilot Year includes 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 areas.

Schedule of classes (w/ Certificate programs) is below. For full class descriptions and instructors, click here. For Bios of Instructors, click here.

To Register, see instructions on the right column. Full day classes, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm (5 hours of class time plus lunch/breaks) are $75 for NetworkPeninsula members and $85 for all others.  A limited number of training funds are available via multiple sources. click here  for details and application

January 18, 2019Fundraising 101 – The Essentials of Fundraising* (Fundraising Management)

February 15, 2019The Role of the Board in Fundraising (Fundraising Management & Board Education)

March 15, 2019Building an Annual Campaign (Fundraising Management)

April 12, 2019Online Fundraising & 21st Century Philanthropy (Fundraising Management)

May 10, 2019Developing a Major Gifts Program (Fundraising Management)

August 23, 2019Conflict Resolution (Nonprofit Leadership and Volunteer Management)

September 13, 2019Team Building Techniques & Creative Facilitation (Nonprofit Leadership and Volunteer Management)

October 11, 2019Board Governance (Nonprofit Leadership and Board Education)

November 8, 2019Essentials of Human Resource Management (Nonprofit Leadership and Organizational Development)

December 6, 2019Time & Meeting Management (Nonprofit Leadership)

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

Current Certificate Areas:

Fundraising Management (FRM)          Nonprofit Leadership (NL)
Resource Development (RD)                Organizational Development (OD)
Financial/Legal Management (FLM)     Volunteer Management (VM)
Board Education (BE)

Ultimately, students will have an opportunity to pursue a Certificate in Nonprofit Management by completing courses in each of the Certificate Programs.

Directions for Registering for TNCC NMI Classes:

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.

1) Click on and then click on “Create a New Account” (otherwise known as Student Profile)

2) After account is created, go to the Browse dropdown menu on the left side. Click on Business & Entrepreneurship and then Business Management and the courses will show up. (August is currently open. Sept – Dec classes will open on July 29).

3) “Add to Cart” all of the classes you wish to register for.

4) In the “Discounts and Checkout” section, put the NetworkPeninsula code in the box (if you are affiliated with a member of Network Peninsula) and select “Apply Class Code” (not Promo Code). Once the code has been applied, the student should see the discount of $10 for each class added to cart and should be able to checkout and pay.

5) Checkout and pay.