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Nonprofit University

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:

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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 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. And 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.

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 that advances fundraisers at every step of their career—from essential skill-building to expanding competencies to mastering advanced practice areas. Whether they need an introduction to fundraising, or the opportunity to sharpen and expand skills in a particular area of fundraising practice, 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



Exclusively for GCN member nonprofits, deliver year-round professional development and training for your team, and benefit from unlimited on-call support from certified HR pros, plus interactive HR and talent compliance tools.
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Thanks to the generous support of The Wells Fargo Foundation, GCN offers scholarship opportunities for GCN members - organizations and individuals - to attend one of three signature programs. Learn more


Let Nonprofit University bring our outstanding course content direct to your team 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.