The Fred R. Sheheen Non-Profit Leadership Institute
at Francis Marion University

Reach Your Full Potential as a Non-Profit Leader

Over the course of two decades, hundreds of key non-profit personnel have graduated from the Fred R. Sheheen Non-Profit Leadership Institute. They have used their new tools and insight to improve their organizations and to better the entire state of South Carolina.

Now, it’s your turn to reach your full potential. Apply to this year’s NPLI today!

About the Non-Profit Leadership Institute

Through 11 seminars held over seven months, the Institute will equip you with tools and strategies to boldly and effectively lead your organization. All seminars are led by non-profit leaders, university faculty, and public officials. Each interactive session provides practical insight, discussion of case studies, and peer collaboration.

NPLI seminar subjects include:

  • Comprehensive Fundraising
  • Performance Measurement
  • Public Policy
  • Board Relations
  • Public Relations
  • Logic Modeling
  • Operations
  • Legal Issues
  • Strategic Planning
  • Financial Management

The 2024-2025 Non-Profit Leadership Institute will be held from September through March. Institute graduates will earn three credit hours for a non-profit management course at Francis Marion University.

The Fred R. Sheheen Non-Profit Leadership Institute at Francis Marion University is also supported by the Darla Moore Foundation. Application questions may be emailed to Amanda Wagner at


The Continuum

in Lake City

Registration Fee:

$350/Person (Lunch Provided)

Due upon Acceptance


The Inn at the Crossroads

NPLI 2024-25 Session Dates

  • September 19-20, 2024
  • October 24-25, 2024
  • November 21-22, 2024
  • January 16-17, 2025
  • February 21, 2025
  • March 20-21, 2025