Academy for Nonprofit Excellence
In 2004, the Hampton Roads Community Foundation and Tidewater Community College partnered to develop a program to meet the professional development and training needs of staff, board members, and volunteers working in the nonprofit sector. The Academy for Nonprofit Excellence offers course topics covering a broad spectrum of nonprofit management topics. Content is developed around practical application, thus providing new skills and knowledge to increase effectiveness, build capacity, and enhance the mission.
Instructors are seasoned and experienced consultants from the nonprofit sector, who are experts in their respective fields both nationally and internationally. The Academy has hosted several noted nonprofit authors to include Tom Ahern, Kay Sprinkel Grace, Andrea Kihlstedt, and Rick Schwartz. The instructor lineup includes attorneys, accountants, IT professionals, lobbyists, communications experts, research scientists and web designers.
Interested in joining the more than 1000 nonprofit professionals who have taken courses here at the Academy? Need more information about the courses, registration and the Certificate in Nonprofit Management, simply use the links to the left or contact the Academy staff, Lillian and Vickie, using the information also to the left.
Barbara Ford, an Academy graduate, states,
"Taking classes through the Academy for Nonprofit Excellence has enabled me to carve out time for learning with my nonprofit peers. The experiences shared as well as the valuable information obtained through dynamic instructors is something that I truly value. In this day and age when all nonprofit agencies struggle to survive, I am learning new skills that will enhance my work and build a stronger organization in the community."
The Academy for Nonprofit Excellence is underwritten by the Hampton Roads Community Foundation and administered by Tidewater Community College.