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A Community Driven Initiative

Nonprofit Management Certificate





The Non-Profit Institute (NPI) is a professional development program for leaders in nonprofit organizations located throughout the Shenandoah Valley.

The Institute is designed to equip today's nonprofit manager with practical skills for effective leadership.

The program includes 40+ hours of professional development instruction. Participants must complete at least 20 of the 26 sessions to successfully earn the certificate in Nonprofit Management. (The Opening Session and Graduation do not count towards this requirement.)

Each session in the program is designed to:

  • Promote the effectiveness of nonprofit leaders, including executive directors, CEOs, managers, and Board members
  • Refine the skills of experienced directors as well as help prepare entry level managers for new roles in the organization
  • Enhance current job performance by providing a "tool box" of practical skills and knowledge for day-to-day operations
  • Promote excellence in nonprofit management

The Non-Profit Institute certificate program is currently offered once every other year.


Thank you to our 2016-2017 NPI Sponsor!

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The Non-Profit Institute is led by the following Steering Committee organizations with the help and support of many community leaders:




United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County



Friendship Industries



Harrisonburg Rockingham Chamber of Commerce

Madison Center for Community DevelopmentSchool of Strategic Leadership Studies

Office of Children and Youth

Small Business Development Center     The Community Foundation     JMU Outreach and Engagement