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Nonprofit University

Nonprofit University provides you with a one-stop, focused resource to build skills and leadership across your team. From training for your newest employee to leadership programs for CEOs, we make professional development accessible by offering a range of opportunities, including:

Our Development Institute supports fundraisers at every step of their career—from essential skill-building to expanding competencies to mastering advanced practice areas.

For chief executives, our Nonprofit CEO Peerspectives is a peer-based executive leadership program developed with the input and insights of Georgia leaders that blends peer-based learning and relationship building with executive coaching, professionally facilitated discussion and high-quality speakers. Our High Performance Diverse Leaders is a leadership development program designed to provide the rising stars of nonprofit organizations with the skills needed to assume executive-level responsibilities within the sector.

Explore our month-by-month Nonprofit University calendar and sign up for a course today.

“Everyone on our staff has a professional development plan, and we rely on Nonprofit University to expand their knowledge of nonprofit management and give them a foundation they can implement in our organization. Making this a requirement for our team has really augmented our work.”

—Austin Dickson, Executive Director, Literacy Action, GCN member since 2003

We have the expertise.

We’re building skilled talent with a year-round schedule of certificate series and more than 100 targeted courses that span the range of nonprofit competency areas—from the management of programs, facilities, and volunteers to board governance, finance, marketing, and human resources. We also offer two foundational series, twice annually: the Certificate of Nonprofit Organization Management, which provides a 360-degree orientation to the sector, and the Certificate of Supervision & Management, preparing staffers for a supervisory role.

We help you empower your staff.

We’re equipping leaders with skills and networks to advance their missions and strengthen Georgia communities. Through our comprehensive core curriculum and nationally recognized leadership development programs, we advance Georgia’s vanguard while fostering the next generation. Our Nonprofit University + ThinkHR Subscription delivers an all-in-one talent development and support opportunity for GCN member organizations. 

We develop fundraising talent.

We provide a continuum of support for every step of your staff’s career through our Development Institute. Whether they need an introduction to fundraising, the opportunity to sharpen skills at an intermediate level, or one of our targeted Master Practicums for seasoned professionals, Nonprofit University can help build your organization’s skills in this most critical area.

We can provide custom training for your team.

We can design training specifically for your organization's professional needs. This shared learning experience strengthens teams and encourages them to collaborate on what they’ve learned and the strategies they’re using to implement their goals. Learn more about custom training opportunities.


“GCN-facilitated workshops have been instrumental in aligning our entire team around fundraising goals, and establishing a culture shift in our approach to resource development.”

—Anibal Torres,  Executive Director, Latin American Association, GCN member since 2000


Nonprofit University+ThinkHR Subscription

Pursuing the mission is hard enough. Developing talent, navigating HR issues, and managing compliance with limited resources makes it that much harder, especially in this competitive and changing environment. Introducing an all-in-one talent management solution, exclusively for GCN members. 
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Custom Training for your team

Let Nonprofit University bring our outstanding course content directly to you or customize a program design especially for your staff and board. All at an affordable rate.
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Contact us at [email protected] or 678-916-3081.