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  (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 current 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

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)

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.

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.