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Welcome to the Nonprofit Learning Center

Ready to enroll in the Nonprofit Board Certificate course? Use one of these links:

Include this easy-to-access course in your nonprofit board orientation to get new board members up to speed quickly!

Your mission matters. It requires a board that is informed and engaged and board members who serve with focus and joy.

At the Nonprofit Learning Center, we deliver training that works. We craft our courses with just the right amount of information, organized and carefully designed so you can remember it and act on it.

Our training includes more than just information — we deliver tools to help you do things differently. Our hands-on solutions will help your nonprofit thrive.

The Nonprofit Board Certificate Course

The Nonprofit Board Certificate Course is an online training program for members of nonprofit boards of directors. This learn-at-your-own-pace board training is offered in both English and Spanish, with a 24-page workbook to capture and use what you learn.

Curso de Certificado de la Junta Sin Fines de Lucro

El Programa de Certificación de la mesa directiva sin fines de lucro es un curso de capacitación en línea para miembros de mesas directivas sin fines de lucro, disponible en inglés y español.

Nonprofit Board Workbook cover

Included in the Course, and also available separately as a digital download, the Nonprofit Board Certificate Program workbook contains exercises to help every board strengthen its practice.

Also available:

The Trainer Academy

The Trainer Academy

Disaster Planning for Nonprofits

Disaster Planning for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Learning Center courses have been adopted by
Washington Food Coalition
The Nonprofit Association of Oregon
Community Foundation of North Central Washington
Meps Schulte & Nancy Bacon

The Nonprofit Learning Center was developed by Nancy Bacon and Margaret “Meps” Schulte. Nancy and Meps work at the intersection of nonprofits, adult learning, and communication to deliver learning experiences and tools that help people do things differently.

Nancy and Meps know nonprofits, having worn just about every nonprofit hat possible. They have served as executive director, program leader, board member, and community volunteer. We bring a deep understanding of the nonprofit challenges you face.

We combine that understanding with 25 years creating and delivering adult learning programs. We bring the latest research in adult learning to our work, honed through thousands of hours teaching nonprofit staff, board, and volunteers in workshops and webinars.

We’ve sat through way too many painful “info-dumps” — those classes and webinars where you spend time, but don’t actually learn anything useful. Like you, we knew there must be a better way.

Together, we developed a unique, action-focused instructional design process that we call “Aim for Action.” Our #1 goal is to help you move yourself and others to action. All materials on the Nonprofit Learning Center platform are carefully curated with this goal in mind.

Take a look at our courses, and you’ll see — we’re all about quality, not quantity. We do learning differently, so you and your team can do things differently.