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We welcome you to contact us with questions, comments, or concerns.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 678-916-3081
Phone (outside Atlanta): 800-959-5015
Fax: 404-521-0487

We've moved! Our new physical & mailing address is: 

Nonprofit University
c/o Georgia Center for Nonprofits
881 Memorial Dr. SE, Unit 1001, Atlanta GA 30316

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Nonprofit University welcomes nonprofit staff, board members, donors and volunteers, and members of the general community who are interested in helping nonprofits to further their missions. Our courses operate on an open-enrollment basis. For courses offered both individually and within a Certificate series, priority is given to those students enrolled in the Certificate Program. Certain programs, such as our Leadership Programs, require the submission of a formal application. Eligibility requirements accompany the program descriptions.



Nonprofit University does not discriminate on the basis of race; ethnicity; age; sex; sexual orientation; gender, gender identity, or gender expression; religion or creed; ability; marital status; national origin; veteran status; immigration status; geography/residence; or any basis as specified by federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and does not tolerate such discrimination by its students, staff, or faculty.



We accept registration and payment via our online payment system, by phone, in person, and through the mail. We do, however, require that you register and submit payment in advance for classes to ensure that you secure a seat, and so that we know whether or not to cancel a class. Payment must be received prior to the start of class in order to attend. If you do not pre-register and show for a class that is either full or has been cancelled, we cannot assist you. 

Fees for our Classes, Certificates, Leadership Programs, and Clinics, and other offerings vary and are posted with the program descriptions.

Members, please log in to take advantage of discounted rates on all courses. (If you need log in assistance, please contact the Nonprofit University team at [email protected].)

Interested in year-round professional development support for your team? Sign up for an annual  Nonprofit University + ThinkHR Subscription, which allows staff and board members of GCN member nonprofits to attend Nonprofit University's core curriculum programs for an entire year for one flat rate. 

During the online registration process, you will have the option to pay by credit card or to generate an invoice to pay later. Note that your registration will not be considered complete until we receive your payment. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, EnRoute, and JCB. We also accept checks and money orders. There is a $25 returned check fee. 

Use our online payment process to easily and securely sign up for a course. If you have any questions or need technical assistance, please contact us at [email protected].

Here’s how:

If you already have a GCN login:

1. Click on a course or certificate title in our online course catalog. This takes you to the certificate or course detail page.

2. Scroll down the page and click on the green Login to Register Now link in the right-hand sidebar. Enter your username and password to go to the shopping cart.

3. Click Register, review course details, and select Pay.

4. Proceed to checkout and fill in your payment information

5. Review to make sure all your information is correct, then click process payment!

If you do not have a GCN.org account login:

1. Click on a course or certificate title in our online course catalog. This takes you to the certificate or course detail page.

2. Scroll down the page and click on the green Create an Account to Register link in the right-hand sidebar. Fill in required information to request an account.

3. You will receive an email with a link to create a password for your account. If you do not receive an email within 15 minutes email [email protected] for assistance.

4. Use your new login information to log in to the shopping cart.

5. Click Register, review course details, and select Pay.

6. Proceed to checkout and fill in your payment information

7. Review to make sure all your information is correct, then click process payment!

We require advanced registration. Full payment is due prior to entering the class.

Thanks to the generous support of our corporate and foundation partners, from time to time we are able to offer a limited number of scholarships for staff and board members of eligible organizations to attend select Nonprofit University programs. Learn more about scholarship opportunities.


GCN's Nonprofit University firmly believes that our primary mission is to serve our learners and their organizations and communities. Our policies and procedures strive to best serve the interests of our learners and members, while also balancing the interests of our faculty who commit their valuable time to teaching and preparing for our courses.

Please carefully review the following policies and procedures regarding withdrawals, transfers, no-shows, class cancellations, and program changes. If you have enrolled in a class and are no longer able to attend, please let us know as soon as possible.

Any registrant choosing to cancel their class registration will receive a refund minus a $25 processing fee. Notice of withdrawal must be received at least five (5) business days prior to the class. No refunds will be made after that date under any circumstances.

On occasion, we may need to postpone a class because of unavoidable circumstances – for example, inclement weather, power outages, public-safety events, technical challenges beyond our control, or faculty illness. In the event of a class postponement, all registered participants will receive notification via email as soon as the postponement is decided, including any existing information on a new date or when that decision may be announced. If you want to check the status of whether or not a class will be postponed because of publicly known external factors (like inclement weather), please call or email us anytime.

We reserve the right to make changes to our programs and course offerings, including but not limited to fees; adding or withdrawing members of faculty and staff; rearranging programs; adding or withdrawing subjects, courses, and programs; and adding, editing, or removing elements of course descriptions, such as learning objectives.

We reserve the right to postpone or cancel any class with inadequate enrollment. In the event of a class cancellation, all registered participants will receive notification via email at least one (1) day prior to the class. If you want to check the status of whether or not a class will be cancelled, please call or email us anytime. If a class is cancelled, registered students enrolled are given the opportunity to choose an alternate class or receive a full refund. If you are a walk-in for a cancelled class, our staff will be glad to speak with you.

Transfers to a different class or to the same class on a different day are accepted, subject to space availability. Participants are responsible for any fees if the newly selected class is priced higher than the original class.

If you are unable to attend your scheduled class and would like to reschedule for a later date, please contact Nonprofit University staff as soon as you know you will have to miss your originally scheduled class. You must register for your makeup session through Nonprofit University staff prior to attending the makeup; we do not guarantee seats for walk-ins and reserve the right to turn walk-ins away.

All pre-paid registrations are subject to the terms of our policies and procedures.



Courses are held at a variety of locations across the state as well as on online/virtual learning platforms, so be sure to check your course description for location information.

Nonprofit University's primary online/virtual platform is Zoom. You will receive log-in information for your class after completing your registration. Zoom has many help articles related to joining and participating sessions, including this overview. Please contact us at [email protected] if you need specific technical help with an online training.

If your program is being held in person at our main training facility, we are located in downtown Atlanta in the 100 Peachtree building (100 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 1500, Atlanta GA 30303).

We are located one block southward of the Peachtree Center MARTA Station (Ellis Street exit) and four blocks northward of the Five Points MARTA Station (Forsyth Street exit, Plaza exit toward Broad Street, or Peachtree Street exit), as well as one block westward of the Woodruff Park and Park Place Atlanta Streetcar stops.

100 Peachtree sits adjacent to the Georgia State University campus, and several public bike racks are available in the area. Please be sure to allow yourself extra time to find available bike parking, especially when GSU is in session and demand for bike-rack space is high.

There are a number of open and covered parking lots that offer economical rates for the day, ranging from $5 to $20. We are not able to validate parking. Visit the Downtown Interactive Parking Map for more information on available parking options. Keep in mind that privately-operated lots may change their rates, hours, and availability at any time and GCN cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided by external sources. When traveling to us by car, please allow yourself extra time to find available parking.