Nonprofit University Subscriptions

Retain your talent with unlimited professional development training.

GCN’s Nonprofit University provides a full range of nonprofit professional development, with industry-leading ratings for learner satisfaction, impeccable customer service, and unmatched value.

The Nonprofit University Subscription makes professional development easy and affordable with a variety of pricing options.

BEST VALUE: The NU Unlimited Subscription gives you two seats in every one of our core trainings, offered year-round. (See upcoming NU classes here.)


  • NU Unlimited Subscription for non-GCN Members: $3,500
  • NU Unlimited Subscription for GCN Members: $2,500
  •  Special offer!  Arts organizations* can receive an NU Unlimited Subscription for FREE. Learn more.
    • * Nonprofits with an arts-based mission and programming that is at least 50% arts-based.

LIMITED BUDGET? Consider our NU Select Subscription: For only $1,500, you can get 20 total seats – a savings of more than 20 percent! (For GCN Members only.)

Want to find out more? Check out our FAQs below.



Nonprofit University (NU) Subscriptions cover 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, How to Start a Nonprofit, and programs offered through partners (like our offerings on QuickBooks). 

The NU Unlimited Subscription 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 Unlimited Subscription for non-members also includes 2 seats in each covered class. Up to two of your organization’s staff can attend every included NU class without incurring an additional fee; all additional seats will be charged at the standard non-member rate.

The NU Select Subscription 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. 

No, the new Nonprofit University Unlimited Subscription for non-members is available for those without a GCN membership for $3,500. (Note that GCN Nonprofit Members pay $2,500 for the same subscription plan.) The Nonprofit University Select Subscription does require an active GCN membership.

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 three Subscription types: $2,500 or $3,500 for the Unlimited Subscription (depending on whether your organization is a member or not), 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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