The Nonprofit Management Institute is a joint initiative of Thomas Nelson Community College and NetworkPeninsula. The goal of the Nonprofit Management Institute is to educate nonprofit professionals and equip them with best practices in nonprofit management, leadership, and development. It offers the first nonprofit education and certification program on the Peninsula, with all classes held in Williamsburg, Virginia. Classes range from beginner to advanced level instruction in order to meet nonprofit professionals where they are and to help them grow in their knowledge of the sector and to stay current with the latest developments, skills, and new technologies required for their success.

  • Classes are held at Thomas Nelson Community College Historic Triangle Campus in Williamsburg VA, in Room 100M in the Library (unless otherwise noted) 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.

Schedule of 2020 classes (w/ associated 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 24, 2020Strategic Planning (Organizational Development)

February 14, 2020Essentials of Fundraising – (REPEAT for those who missed this class, required for the Fundraising Management Certificate) (Fundraising Management)

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)

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.

Directions for Registering for TNCC NMI Classes:

To register for the January through April classes, 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.