Thomas Nelson Community College and NetworkPeninsula Launch the Nonprofit Management Institute in Williamsburg – the first of its kind on the Peninsula

NetworkPeninsula has partnered with Thomas Nelson Community College to launch the Nonprofit Management Institute in Williamsburg, beginning in January 2019. The Institute is the first of its kind to be offered on the Peninsula. It is open to nonprofit staff, board members, and anyone interested in developing and/or improving their skills in the nonprofit sector. In the pilot year, 10 full-day classes will be offered once a month at the Thomas Nelson Workforce Center. Classes will be taught by experts in their field from across the state and beyond.

The Williamsburg Health Foundation was one of the first groups to support this new initiative by providing training funds to enable greater Williamsburg nonprofits the opportunity to participate. "We are fortunate in the Greater Williamsburg area to have so many great nonprofits working to meet the needs of our community," said Carol Sale, President & CEO of the Foundation. "We are thrilled to have NetworkPeninsula stepping up to provide such high-quality, professional education for them right here at home. We commend Karen Dutro of NetworkPeninsula for all her hard work to make this happen," Sale added.

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. According to Karen Dutro, Executive Director of NetworkPeninsula, "Nonprofit staff and Board will not only learn how to work effectively on a daily basis, but they will also learn the latest trends in the areas of fundraising and leadership. This will enable them to excel in their roles, to the ultimate benefit of their nonprofit and the communities in which they serve."

Classes are offered at $85 per class, with discounts provided to nonprofit members of NetworkPeninsula. Participants can work toward various Certificate Programs, including Fundraising and Leadership in 2019. Additional Certificate programs will be added in subsequent years. Ultimately, participants can work toward a comprehensive Certificate in Nonprofit Management. In addition, each class will provide participants with CEUs and CFREs, an international fundraising certification.

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