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Here are some of the 400+ free classes related to non-profit entities


Preparing and Structuring the Annual Performance Review - Part A

This 10-minute online course is designed for anyone responsible for administering performance reviews.

Board Governance: What’s Your Strategy?

In this 60 minute curriculum you will learn the about the responsibilities of nonprofit leaders to ensure that their organizations boards are running efficiently and adhere to the highest…

Operating Reserves and Policy Example

These sample reserve policies are provided to get you started, but keep in mind that no example will be an exact fit for your organization. Never adopt a policy without a thorough review and…

An Appreciation of Depreciation

In this three minute video, you will learn how funding depreciation works. When a nonprofit organization owns a piece of equipment or property that they are going to use over a long period of…

Introduction to School Disaster Management

This 60-minute online course introduces template tools for integrating disaster management into ongoing school-based management. This is built on Save the Children's experience in several…

Transition into Leadership (Adam Bryant, New York Times Leadership Columnist)

This 1-minute video course describes the importance of fearlessness in the workplace. This video is mobile-friendly and includes a learner guide, summary, and transcript. Please note that…

Executive Directors Guide: Leadership

In this 8-page downloadable excerpt from the Executive Directors Guide: The Guide to Successful Nonprofit Management, you will learn about the critical leadership issues for executive…

Impact of Emotions in the Workplace - Part A

This 15-minute online course is designed for anyone seeking to better identify and manage their emotions.

WebTalks - Strategies for a Successful Nonprofit Job Search

In this 20-minute WebTalk, we talk with Victoria Crispo, a nonprofit career development specialist at Idealist.org. During this conversation you will learn about how a nonprofit job search…

The #GivingTuesday Campaign Planner

This planner is designed to be a helpful tool for you and your team as you plan your #GivingTuesday efforts. It will walk you through all of the details and decisions you need to make as you…

Preparing for Next Year… Today

This 7 minute video is designed for nonprofit managers responsible for administering performance reviews.

Address Your Unconscious Biases

In this 35-minute curriculum, comprised of 2-4 minute microlearning courses, you will learn how to tackle unconscious bias.

Everyone Ready: Demonstrating the Impact of Volunteer Involvement

In this 62 minute curriculum from Energize, Inc., you will learn how to show the substantive difference volunteers make to the organization beyond just counting hours and heads. This…

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.

Anticipating Project Risks - Part B

This 15-minute online course focuses on how to identify, evaluate, process and supervise project risks. The course is designed for anyone responsible for managing projects and/or programs and…

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.

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How to Get the Generations Working Together

This one hour recorded webcast will show you a practical approach to get the four generations working together.

Website Design

This 24 minute curriculum from Whole Whale will introduce you to the basics of effective website design for nonprofits. This curriculum is suitable for all levels and is recommended for any…

What are the ABCs of Persuasion?

In this three minute video, bestselling author Dan Pink shows us how to influence others more effectively; it’s as simple as A-B-C. Whether we're employees pitching to our bosses, parents…

Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius

This 19 minute video is designed for anyone seeking to better understand their creative potential.

Managing Restricted Funds

This 3-page resource aims to define unrestricted, temporarily restricted, and permanently restricted income and give nonprofit leaders the tools to record, report, and effectively manage…

Communicating Across Generations: How to Get Your Message Understood

This one hour recorded webinar focuses on understanding the fundamental differences between the generations and which communication methods work best with each.

Acid and Caustic Awareness 117-02

This 1-hour online course explains how substances are ranked on the pH scale and describes general safety precautions and emergency actions employed when working with acids and caustics.

Shelter Fundamentals

This 2.5-hour online course will prepare participants to assist in the opening, organizing, operating, and closing of a Red Cross shelter. This course is designed for those individuals…

Project Planning - Part B

This 15-minute online course is designed for anyone responsible for managing projects and/or programs.

Content Marketing Tips for Nonprofits

This 10 minute video is designed for marketing-focused professionals seeking to learn more about how content marketing can support their nonprofit.

Think Money First!

This 4 1/2-hour curriculum features David Greco, a nationally recognized speaker, author, and consultant on creating a more financially sustainable and effective social sector. David Greco…

Messaging What Matters: Making Meaning to Make a Difference

In this 1-hour recorded presentation, you will gain tools for brand-level and program-level message development to guide your communications efforts, from the highest-level vision statement…

The Nonprofit Ready Podcast: Jacki Weber, Homeboy Industries

This 30 minute podcast is designed for nonprofit professionals interested in learning more about career paths in fundraising and development.

Preventing Burnout

In this 6-page document Dr. Laurie Anne Pearlman offers strategies for both individuals and organizations on how to help resist burnout. This material is useful for humanitarian aid and…

Word 2013 - Advanced Formatting

In this 1 hour online course you will learn Word 2013 features that make it easier to format your documents to give them a professional, stylized appearance. This course covers these features…

RSA Animate: Language As A Window Into Human Nature

In this 11 minute video, psychologist and linguist Steven Pinker shows us how the mind turns finite building blocks of language into infinite meanings. This video is ideal for individual…

Google Ad Grant Advanced Series

In this one hour curriculum, you will go beyond the basics of understanding what Google Ad Words is and how to apply for a Google Ad Word grant. This series consists of six videos that will…

Hazardous Communications Employee Training Program, Part 2 (119-04)

This 1-hour and 15-minute online course describes how exposure to hazardous materials occurs. Learn how to choose and use equipment for personal protection.


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