Nonprofit University Subscriptions

Retain your talent with expert-led professional development from the nation's largest live training provider for nonprofits.

The success of your mission depends on your people. Join the growing number of nonprofit organizations prioritizing professional development and talent retention through GCN’s Nonprofit University Subscription program.

For $2,500, the Nonprofit University Subscription Unlimited gives you two seats in every one of our core training offerings more than 100 learning opportunities, from certificate series to specialized courses, covering the full range of nonprofit competencies and delivered in a live, interactive environment.

With industry-leading ratings for learner satisfaction, impeccable customer service, and unmatched value, the Nonprofit University Subscription makes partnering on your professional development easy and affordable: Current subscribers have seen annual savings of more than $10,000 on staff training and development.

Want to find out more? Check our FAQs below, or click the Get Started Now button to connect with a team member.

Limited budget? Then consider our NU Subscription Select: for only $1,500, you can get 20 total seats (a savings of more than 20 percent!) in our Nonprofit University core classes, including these popular certificate series:

See the full list of eligible courses.

Got questions? Fill out this form to connect with a team member.

Plus: Unlimited HR support

In addition to extensive training options, both subscriptions give you access to one-on-one HR guidance – just a call or click away – from the certified professionals at Mineral (formerly ThinkHR).  

In addition, you’ll have 24/7 access to Mineral’s knowledge library, including state-specific compliance tools, process checklists and FAQs, case studies and white papers, and much more.



The Nonprofit University (NU) Subscription covers all core curriculum classes, including certificate series and many individual classes. View our Course Catalog for a complete list of included courses. Excluded courses are noted and include executive leadership programs (like Emerge), How to Start a Nonprofit, and programs offered through partners (like our offerings on QuickBooks). 

The NU Subscription – Unlimited includes 2 seats in each covered class. Two staff members could attend every included NU class and would not incur an additional charge unless a third registrant signed up for a specific class. All additional seats (third and beyond) will be charged at 50% off the member rate. 

The NU Subscription – Select includes 20 seats over the course of the subscription term. Each registration in a class counts as 1 seat. For example, if you have a staff member interested in attending a 4-part certificate series, that would count for 4 of your 20 seats. The first 20 seats are included in the subscription. After that, registrations return to member price.

No, you are welcome to mix and match your staff to the training that best suits them. There is no limit to how many different people can attend classes or how many classes one person can attend. The only limit is that no more than two learners can be registered for a class (without incurring additional charge).

Everyone covered by your organization’s GCN Membership will be covered by the NU Subscription. This includes staff, board members, and volunteers associated with your organization.

The NU Subscription term is 12 months, with the option to renew. If your organization prefers to prorate the Subscription so that the term lines up with your GCN Membership term, please contact and we will be happy to accommodate you. 

Yes, the NU Subscription is only available to GCN Members. Nonmembers will need to sign up for an active GCN Membership in order to add on the NU Subscription. 

GCN Membership grants your organization access to a variety of GCN benefits, including exclusive events, members-only board trainings, member newsletters, and discounts on job postings and class registrations. The NU Subscription is a paid membership add-on that covers the cost of Nonprofit University classes based on the terms of the selected subscription (either Unlimited or Select). 

No. The cost for the NU Subscription is separate from your GCN Membership fee. Membership rates are based on your organization’s annual expenses, so will vary by budget size. (See the Membership page for a complete chart of member rates.) The NU Subscription is a flat-rate add-on option, with two Subscription types: $2,500 for the Unlimited Subscription or $1,500 for the Select Subscription. 

Your GCN Membership must remain active in order to utilize the NU Subscription. If your membership lapses during your subscription term, you will have the opportunity to renew your GCN Membership. If membership is not renewed, NU Subscription benefits will be terminated. 

Please feel free to reach out to us at, or fill out this form to have a member of the Nonprofit University team reach out to you.

Please feel free to reach out to us at, or fill out this form to have a member of the Nonprofit University team reach out to you.

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