The Nonprofit Management Institute has been designed to educate nonprofit professionals and equip them with best practices in nonprofit management, leadership, and development. Classes are open to staff at all levels, as well as Board members, volunteers, and anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of the nonprofit sector.


*NOTE: In light of continued and increasing concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Thomas Nelson Community College has cancelled all on-campus classes for the immediate future, including the NMI classes held in partnership with NetworkPeninsula. We are hoping to reschedule these classes in the summer/fall, dates TBD. (If you are already registered for our March or April class, refunds will be processed by TNCC over the next 3-4 weeks.) Please check back for updates. Thank you.

Directions for Registering for TNCC NMI Classes:

To register, click here. (Registration for the May class will open in March and registration for the August – December classes will open in July.)

NOTE: If your organization is a member  of NetworkPeninsula, please email us for the discount code prior to beginning the Registration process.

For 2020, classes will be offered as part of the Organizational Development Certificate Program and the Resource Development Certificate Program. (Classes can be taken as part of the Certificate programs, or as individual classes with no obligation to obtain Certificates.)

January 24, 2020Strategic Planning (Organizational Development)

February 28, 2020Best Practices of Collaboration (Organizational Development)

March 27, 2020Evaluate Your Nonprofit’s Success: Defining & Measuring Outcomes (Organizational Development)

April 24, 2020Nonprofit Budgeting (Organizational Development) (Financial/Legal Management)

May 8, 2020Leveraging a Multigenerational Workforce (Organizational Development)

August 21, 2020Advanced Social Media for Nonprofits (Resource Development)

September 18, 2020Storytelling (Resource Development)

October 16, 2020Grants Research & Writing (Resource Development)

November 13, 2020Recruiting, Retaining & Managing Volunteers (Resource Development & Volunteer Management)

December 11, 2020Fundamentals of a Strong, Donor-Centric Planned Giving Program (Resource Development)

  • All classes are held at Thomas Nelson Community College Campus, Williamsburg VA.
  • Participants receive .5 CEUs per class plus 5 CFRE points per class.
  • Classes are $75 for NetworkPeninsula members and $85 for all others.
  • Training funds are available. Click here for details and application.
  • For full class descriptions, click here. For Bios of Instructors, click here.

Current Certificate Areas:

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

Ultimately, students will have an opportunity to pursue a Certificate in Nonprofit Management by completing a total of 23 classes (115 hours; 11.5 CEUs) across each of the Certificate Programs.