The Fred R. Sheheen
Non-Profit Leadership Institute

Over the past 20 years, more than 400 non-profit leaders from 200+ organizations have graduated from the Fred R. Sheheen Non-Profit Leadership Institute. Join these outstanding community members and participate in this year’s NPLI cohort.

The Fred R. Sheheen Non-Profit Leadership Institute is now accepting applications for 2022-2023. Click on the button below to begin your application. The deadline for application submission is July 28, 2022.

When participating in NPLI, non-profit leaders are given the unique opportunity to explore both cutting edge and time-tested strategies that will enhance numerous aspects of their organizations, whether large or small. Participants will hone their leadership skills as they form strong professional relationships with others from organizations from across South Carolina in a cohort setting.

The NPLI consists of 11 sessions held over six months, and they will include the following topics:

  • Resource Management
  • Comprehensive Fund-Raising
  • Logic Modeling
  • Performance Measurement and Assessment
  • External Relations and Communication
  • Legal Issues
  • Budgetary and Financial Management
  • Board Relations, Governance, and Human Resources
  • Collaboration and Strategic Planning
  • Public Policy Issues
  • Operational Initiatives

Sessions are highly interactive and include open discussion and case study evaluation. They are led by recognized experts in their fields, including non-profit leaders, university faculty members, public officials, and even former NPLI graduates.

The Fred R. Sheheen Non-Profit Leadership Institute at Francis Marion University is also sponsored by the Darla Moore Foundation.

NPLI Session Dates
for 2022-2023

  • September 15-16, 2022
  • October 13-14, 2022
  • November 17-18, 2022
  • January 20, 2023
  • February 17, 2023
  • March 17, 2023
  • April 13-14, 2023

Local Government Leadership Institute

The Local Government Leadership Institute has been developed through a collaboration of practitioners and academic educators.

Hosted by Coastal Carolina University, College of Charleston and Francis Marion University in collaboration with the Darla Moore Foundation and the South Carolina City/County Management Association, the purpose of this program is to provide a skill-building educational experience for new and potential executive-level managers in South Carolina local governments. The program is intended to prepare the participants to affect change in their organizations, and ultimately to improve the communities in which they live.

Six one- or two-day sessions, limited to 30 participants, will be held from September to April. The sessions, held in Lake City, will include a variety of instructional techniques and learning opportunities including expert presentations, case studies, panel discussions and individual and small group assignments.

The deadline for the 2022-2023 LGLI is July 31, 2022.

Contact Us

Lauren B. Stanton

Vice President of Institutional Advancement & Executive Director

Office: SAB 111
Phone: 843-661-1200

FM Mark in Red and Blue

Chuck MacNeil

Foundation Assistant – Part Time

Office: SAB 111
Phone: 843-250-5088

Photo of Robyn Morgan

Robyn D. Morgan

Coordinator of Special Events and Community Affairs

Office: SAB 111
Phone: 843-661-1225

photo of Joe Aniello

Dr. Joe Aniello

Professor of Management

Office: FH 221
Phone: 843-661-1430