Nonprofit Management Institute

NetworkPeninsula / Nonprofit Management Institute

The Nonprofit Management Institute is a joint initiative of Thomas Nelson Community College and NetworkPeninsula. The Institute will be piloted in 2019. 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 will launch in January 2019 with one to two classes offered per month from January to May and August through December.
  • Classes will be held at Thomas Nelson Workforce Development Center in Williamsburg VA on Fridays from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm. Actual class time will be 5 hours with 1 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 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.


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, in the search bar in the upper right-hand corner, type in fundraising and all four spring session classes will come up for registration (5th class in series occurs in May and therefore will be open for registration when our summer session opens up).

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”.  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.