Policy Document



The Non-Profit Leadership Institute policies regarding participant attendance and cancellation of sessions are outlined in the following paragraphs.

 Attendance Policy

Participants enrolled in the Institute are required to attend at least 90% of sessions included in the current year's program. Attendance will be counted in half-day increments. Participants may miss no more than 3 half-days of sessions in order to graduate from the Institute. Participants who miss more than 3 half-days may make up the same sessions missed in the following class year on space available basis.

 Cancellation Policy

The Non-Profit Leadership Institute requires notification of cancellation at least two weeks prior to the beginning of classes in order for participants to be relieved of registration fee obligations. Please note that a refund of fees is not possible 72 hours prior to the beginning of the first class.

 General Information


Dress for all Institute sessions is casual. If there are evening functions requiring more formal attire, you will be informed well in advance of the event. Since room temperatures and weather may vary, you may wish to dress in layered clothing for maximum comfort.


Smoking is prohibited on all property owned or controlled by Francis Marion University, the Francis Marion University Foundation, and the Francis Marion University Real Estate Foundation. This prohibition includes all buildings and grounds owned, leased, or rented by the University and its related entities.


Cell phones must remain OFF during the sessions. There are frequent breaks which will allow participants to check messages.


If there are any provisions we need to make to accommodate sensory, physical, or learning difficulties, please let us know.


Please report any special dietary needs you may have. Make certain you have let staff know of any such needs at least one week prior to the commencement of the first session so that we may do our best to address those issues in a timely manner.


Parking passes should be hung on your car's rear view mirror. These passes do not allow you the privileges of a faculty, staff, or dining hall parking space. The pass is there to identify you as an NPLI participant while on campus.


 Important Phone Numbers to know on session days

Francis Marion University Foundation         843.661.1295

NPLI Liaison, Evrik Gary  ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )     843.661.1199 (NPLI Office)



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