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Here are some of the 500+ classes related to non-profit entities


Project Management in Development (PMD Pro) Series

This 7-hour curriculum is intended to prepare humanitarian staff to successfully manage development projects. The courses are intended to be completed in order and the course content is…

Grantsmanship Essentials Pack

In this 1 hour and 50 minute curriculum from the Foundation Center, you will learn the basics on how to find grant programs and funders as well as how to write a proposal that aligns with the…

Talent Management Essentials for Nonprofits

In this 3 hour curriculum, you will learn the prinicples of building an effective talent management program for your organizaiton. You will learn how to recruit and retain talented nonprofit…

Embrace Challenge (Julie Burstein, Radio Host, Creator of Studio 360)

This 3-minute video course explores how the artist Chuck Close embraced and overcame his challenges. This video is mobile-friendly and includes a learner guide, summary, and transcript.…

Effective Decision-Making - Part B

This 15-minute online course is designed for nonprofit leaders seeking to improve their decision-making skills.

Introduction to Policy Governance (2 of 2)

This 38 minute video is designed for nonprofit leaders interested in board governance.

How To Write An Excellent Email Subject Line

In this 3-minute video, learn what should go into a subject line and how to test if yours is working. Most nonprofits spend 95% of their time working on the body of the email, overlooking…

Introduction to Negotiation and Conflict Management

In completing this course, you will gain proficiency in the following skills: (1)Preparing for negotiation, (2)Cultivating relationships with constituents and counterparts, (3)Focusing on…

Grant Proposal Red Flags

This 2 minute video is designed for anyone responsible for their organization's grant proposals.

Office 2010 New Core Features

In this 1-hour online course you will learn key new features and enhancements in the Office 2010 suite of products. It also introduces product-specific new features and enhancements in the…

Simple Data Visualization Tips for Nonprofits

In this 3-minute video learn how to pull together simple and effective data visualizations using Google Spreadsheets.

How the Board of Directors Impacts Non-Profit Success

This 3 minute video is designed for nonprofit professionals looking to better understand the board's role in their organization.

Make Time for Meaningful Work

In this 20-minute curriculum comprised of six 3-minute microlearning courses, you will discover how to create time during your day to do work without distractions or interruptions.

The New Volunteer Managers Toolkit

This 57 minute recorded webinar is designed for individuals seeks to build or refresh their volunteer management skill set.

Executive Directors Guide to Human Resources

This 9-page guide focuses on moving beyond a “control and compliance” mind-set for managing people toward a mission-centered model that empowers people to do their best work, whether…

Assertiveness: Toolkit - Part A

This 15-minute online course is designed for anyone seeking the tools to help them become more assertive.

Coaching and Performance Feedback for Nonprofit Leaders

This 43 minute recorded webinar is designed for nonprofit managers seeking to integrate more meaningful coaching and feedback into their performance management process.

Recorded Webinar: Advancing your Humanitarian Career in an Age of Professionalization

Dr. Alexander van Tulleken, Academic Director of Fordham University's Institute for International Humanitarian Affairs, discusses how humanitarians can best advance their careers in an…

Shigeru Ban: Emergency Shelters Made from Paper

This 12-minute video is designed for anyone interested in shelter or sustainable architecture. Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban began experiments with ecologically sound building…

100 Days for Good - Episode 9: Regulatory Advocacy Made Real

In this 30 minute podcast, hosts Kristina and Jamie run through the news of the week including the Congressional Budget Office report on the American Health Care Act and how this might affect…

Succession Management Best Practices for Nonprofits: Part 2

This 49 minute recorded webinar is designed for nonprofit leaders seeking to better understand effective succession management.


This 8-minute micro-learning online course on self-management contains a 2 minute video, quiz, and summary documents. Your first management role is self-management. Without demonstrating that…

The Nonprofit Ready Podcast: Marsha Charney, Students Run L.A.

This 31 minute podcast is designed for anyone seeking to better understand how nonprofit executive directors approach and manage scale.

Excel 2013 - Formatting Data

In this 1-hour online course, you will learn Excel 2013 tools and features that allow you to visually enhance the appearance of data, automatically fill data, and create hyperlinks to various…

Understanding How Google Works

In this twelve minute video, you will learn how Google's algorithm works and how it decides what to show when you are searching online. You will learn about cost per click bids (CPCs) and…

Safety and Security for Staff Learning Pathway

Completion of this curriculum will qualify you for a verifiable Open Badge. The badge allows you to display and publish your achievements which may help with future career and education…

The Guide to Holiday Fundraising

In this 26-page guide you will learn how to maximize the holiday season to meet your end of year fundraising goals. For many organizations, holiday fundraising is an integral part of their…

Succession Management

In this 2 hour and 15 minute curriculum, you will learn about what succession management is and how your organization can start building their own leadership pipeline. This curriculum is…

Outlook 2010 - Getting Started

In this 1-hour online course you will learn the basic features and functionality of Outlook 2010, including an introduction to the redesigned interface, how to create e-mail messages, and…

Optimizing Your Self-Care Based on Your Coping Style

In this 5-minute video Dr. Rick Williamson explains three coping styles aid workers typically use to respond to stress and critical incidents and provides self-care tips for each style on how…

PowerPoint 2010 - Getting Started

In this 1-hour online course you will learn the main components of the PowerPoint 2010 interface. It covers opening and saving a presentation, working with slides, formatting text and text…

Manage Confidential Content

Manage Confidential Content. Tagged as: Compliance, Security

The Guide to Annual Reports for Nonprofit Organizations

In this 27-page guide, you will learn new ways to approach the annual report process. In recent years many nonprofits have turned to creating more innovative types of annual reports to…

Focusing on Your Priorities

This 15-minute online course is designed for anyone seeking to learn how differentiate between two key dimensions of priority-setting: urgency and importance.

Getting into the Nonprofit Sector

This 4 minute video is designed for individuals considering a career transition to the nonprofit sector.


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