Nonprofit Management Institute

"It's great to connect with other like-minded organizations as well as NAMM members who are all working together for advocacy of music education." - Chiho Feindler, Director of Grants and Compliance with VH1 Save the Music Foundation
Nonprofit Management Institute at The NAMM Show

NAMM's Believe in Music Week

January 18-22, 2021

Believe in Music Week is a new virtual event and global gathering to unify and support people who bring music to the world, taking place the week of January 18, 2021. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, there is no path forward to safely hold  The NAMM Show this January in Southern California. While The NAMM Show cannot be replaced, we are excited about Believe in Music week, which will offer:  

  • A robust marketplace to launch new products and connect buyers and sellers.  
  • Education and events for all segments of the industry.  
  • Live music and concerts to raise awareness and financial support for our NAMM family, especially those in the live event and touring industry.
  • Participatory music making events.  

Learn more about Believe in Music at

Nonprofit Management Institute Programming

The Nonprofit Management Institute during NAMM's Believe in Music Week, as well as fall webinar programming (Sept-Dec.) provides music nonprofits resources to grow and succeed. The program provides a certificate of completion to partner and grantee organizations, as well as to musical and arts education nonprofits that complete the series. Certifications are sent mid-April.

Programming includes:

Online Learning: It Can Be More Than You Think 
Nonprofit Management Institute Reunion Townhall
Virtual Fundraising
Nonprofit Meet-up and Stump the Pros: 1/19 @ 9-10 am PT, during Believe in Music Week
The Board Chair/Executive Leader Partnership: 1/19 @ 3-4:15 pm PT, during Believe in Music Week

Who Participates

Representatives of music and arts education nonprofit organizations that advance active participation in music making (and create music makers).
NAMM Foundation Partners and current Grantee organizations


Registration for Believe in Music Week is free.


Fall Webinars

NAMM Foundation programming for Believe in Music includes fall webinars (Sept.-Dec.) for college faculty and students, music educators, music service organizations, music makers and more. 

Learn More


Contact Jessica Cortez.


Video: Title IV, Why It Should Matter to You

Listen: Educational sessions at The 2020 NAMM Show
Listen: Educational sessions at The 2019 NAMM Show

Listen to Podcasts?

Talking Up Music Education is a podcast of The NAMM Foundation. The episodes below feature music nonprofits and NAMM Foundation Partners/Grantees.

 Guest: Joshua Simonds, Executive Director of the Percussive Arts Society

Guest: Arabian Prince, co-founder of N.W.A. and his philanthropic project, Open Labs.

Guest: David Dik, National Executive Director of Young Audiences Arts for Learning

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