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Please take the time to review our policies and procedures. We welcome you to contact us with any questions or comments.






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

Mailing address:
Georgia Center for Nonprofits
c/o Nonprofit University
100 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 1500
Atlanta, GA 30303

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

ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofit University welcomes nonprofit staff, board members, donors, 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.

NONDISCRIMINATION:  Nonprofit University does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or any other 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, or through the mail. We do, however, require that you register in advance for classes to ensure that you secure a seat, and so that we know whether or not to cancel a class. If you do not pre-register and show for a class that is either full or has been cancelled, we cannot assist you. 

FEES: Our individual core courses are $150 for GCN members and $175 for non-members. Fees for our Certificates, Leadership Programs, and Clinics vary and are posted with the program descriptions. 

GCN MEMBER DISCOUNT: Members, please log in to take advantage of discounted rates on all courses. (If you need log in assistance, please contact the GCN Membership Department) 

SUBSCRIPTIONS: If you are interested in multiple classes for yourself or your organization, we recommend you invest in an Access 365 subscription, which allow you to come to unlimited core courses for an entire year for one flat rate. Subscriptions cover all members from your organization including board members and volunteers. Learn more about SUBSCRIPTIONS.

FORMS OF PAYMENT: We accept Visa, Mastercard, telechecks, and company checks. There is a $25 returned check fee. 

ONLINE PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS: Use our online payment process to easily and securely sign up for a course. Here’s how:

1. Select and click on a course title in our online catalog. This takes you to the course detail page.

2. Scroll down the page and click on the registration link to the shopping cart. Then click next.

3. Complete the form on the shopping cart for purchaser information and click next.

4. Fill out your payment information

5. Click review and make sure all your information is correct, then click submit!

Need help? If you have any questions or need any technical assistance, please contact us at [email protected].

WALK-INS: We require advanced registration. Full payment is due prior to entering the class.

SCHOLARSHIPS: Thanks to the generous support of our Corporate and Foundation partners, we offer a limited number of scholarships for staff and board members of eligible organizations to attend select Nonprofit University programs and classes designed for nonprofit professional development. Click here to learn more 

Nonprofit University firmly believes that our primary mission is to serve our students and the organizations to which they belong. Our financial policies and procedures strive to best serve the interests of our students, 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 withdrawal, 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.

WITHDRAWAL POLICY: 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.

TRANSFER POLICY: Transfers to a different class or to the same class on a different day are accepted, subject to space availability.

NO SHOWS: All pre-paid registrations are subject to the terms of our policies and procedures.

CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY: 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.

REFUND POLICY: We reserve the right to cancel any class with inadequate enrollment. If a class is cancelled, 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 Director or Manager will be glad to speak with you. 

PROGRAM CHANGE POLICY: 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; and/or adding or withdrawing subjects, courses, and programs.


Courses are held at a variety of locations across the state, so be sure to check your course description for location information. 

If your program is being held at our main training facility, we are located in downtown Atlanta at 100 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 1500, Atlanta GA 30303. We are located one block from the Five Points Marta Station. There are a number of open and covered parking lots that offer economical rates for the day, ranging from $5 to $12. We are not able to validate parking.