Nonprofits initiate, plan, execute, and manage projects every day. Fundraisers plan special events, prepare proposals, and embark on new endowment campaigns. Program Directors invite parents to after-school forums, plan staff retreats, and launch new marketing campaigns. Executive Directors work with board members, staff, and volunteers on projects to expand facility space. No matter your title or position, you will manage a project at some point in your nonprofit career. Unfortunately, many nonprofits do not have skilled project managers nor a project management methodology. 

This is an ideal training course, if your nonprofit is embarking on a large, multi-faceted project or you have numerous small projects.   Attending members of the team from the Executive Director to the volunteer will gain an understanding of the project management processes and communicate using the same project management terminology. 

This training course will be tailored to meet the specific needs of your nonprofit and/or a specific nonprofit project.

During this training, you will learn and practice critical project management tools and   techniques including using project management templates. Through lectures, discussion, and exercises, the essential aspects of project management will be covered.  It has been specifically designed to provide nonprofit staff a practical day-to-day application of project management concepts so that your project is started right and completed successfully.

Concepts that will be covered include: overview of project management; initiating the project; identify requirements; estimating and scheduling work; budgeting; communication management; risk management; procurement planning; acquiring and managing a project team; monitor and status reporting; and closing a project.

Thanks to our partnership with the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation, this curriculum has been translated into Spanish, Arabic and Italian and is being used in Mexico, Kenya, Canada, Italy and other places around the world.

Note: The concepts covered are aligned with the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) framework, but this is not a training course intended for or focused on individuals studying for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam. 

For more information, please contact Janeen at 717.871.7178 or at

Organizations that have accessed project management training on a customized basis through the NRN include:

  • PA Liquor Control Board