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The Non-Profit Institute (NPI) offers a professional development non-credit certificate program for leaders and managers in non-profit organizations throughout the Shenandoah Valley. The Institute offers practical skills for effective leadership in your organization and includes 40+ hours of professional development instruction. Participants must complete at least 20 sessions, not including the Opening Session and Graduation, to receive the certificate in Nonprofit Management.

Each course in the program is designed to:

  • Promote the effectiveness of non-profit 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 non-profit management

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

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The Non-Profit Management Certificate Program (NPI) is no longer accepting registrations for the 2014-2015 program. Details for the 2016-2017 cohort will be posted in early 2016.

If you would like to be notified when more details become available, please email your name, organization, email address, and phone number with Subject Line: "NPI - 2016 Interest" to

The Non-Profit Institute is sponsored by:

United Way logo   TCF logo which apparently is too low of resolution for the web  HR 


  The Madison Center for Community Development logoDepartment of Social Work logoOutreach and Engagement logoJMU Political Science Logo  School of Strategic Leadership Logo  SBDC