NPI logo


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.

Program Details | Registration | Scholarships | Schedule | Sponsors

Program Details

The program includes 40+ hours of professional development instruction.

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

Certificate Requirements: 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.)

The Non-Profit Institute certificate program is offered biennially.


Dates: TBD / Next cohort begins in Fall 2020.

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: TBD

Program Fee: $400
includes all materials, a continental breakfast, and lunch.

Interested in a future NPI program? Add your name to the NPI interest list and we will notify you once more information is available.


The Non-Profit Institute’s Certificate in Nonprofit Management offers professional development for area nonprofit leaders. The program includes 40+ hours of professional development over seven months for a cost of $400; all registration fees are applied to the cost of offering the program.

The steering committee recognizes that not all nonprofit organizations share the same resources, and that the financial commitment for this program may cause hardship for potential students. Therefore, a very limited number of partial scholarship funds are available, and will be awarded on a case-by-case basis up to $200.00.

Scholarship Application Deadline: To be announcedA $200 deposit towards the registration fee must be paid to hold your space.


The NPI 2020 program has not yet been planned. More information will be available in late Spring 2020.

Topics include:

  • Creating Nonprofit Excellence
  • Planning and Performance
  • Cultivating Human Resources
  • Generating Financial Resources
  • Communicating Your Story
  • Operating Responsibly
  • Leading Boldly
Program Sponsors
Many thanks to our 2018-2019 NPI Sponsor!

Promo Factory

NPI is led, with the help and support of many community leaders, and sponsored by members of the following organizations:

Harrisonburg Rockingham Chamber of Commerce Logo   United Way   The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County   Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center (SVSBDC) Logo  School of Strategic Leadership Studies  Madison Center for Community Development Logo     Professional-Cont.-Ed-horiz-purple-SMALL-150x64.jpgInstitute for Innovation in Health and Human Services Logo

Back to Top