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Information & FAQ

CONTACT INFORMATION
ELIGIBILITY

NONDISCRIMINATION

REGISTRATION, FEES, SCHOLARSHIPS & PAYMENT

POLICIES & PROCEDURES
LOCATION INFORMATION

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

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

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

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

Please visit the Downtown Interactive Parking Map to see available parking options.

 

ELIGIBILITY

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.

 

NONDISCRIMINATION

Nonprofit University does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender identity, religion, disability, marital status, national origin, 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.

 

REGISTRATION, FEES, SCHOLARSHIPS & PAYMENT

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
Fees for our Classes, Certificates, Leadership Programs, and Clinics, and other offerings vary and are posted with the program descriptions. Our individual core courses are generally $150 for GCN members and $175–195 for non-members.

GCN MEMBER DISCOUNTS
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].)

GCN MEMBER SUBSCRIPTION
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. 

FORMS OF PAYMENT
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. 

ONLINE PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS
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 course detail page.

2. Scroll down the page and click on the Login to Register Now link. Enter your username and password to go to the shopping cart.

3. Review course details, choose Registration Type and select Create Registration.

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 course detail page.

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

3. Your account will be activated in 24-48 hours. You will receive an email with a link to create a password for your account.

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

5. Review course details, choose Registration Type and select Create Registration.

6. Proceed to checkout and fill in your payment information

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

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, 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
 

POLICIES & PROCEDURES

GCN's 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 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.

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.

CLASS POSTPONEMENT POLICY
On occasion, we may need to postpone a class because of unavoidable circumstances—for example, inclement weather, power outages, public-safety events, 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.

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; adding or withdrawing subjects, courses, and programs; and adding, editing, or removing elements of course descriptions, such as learning objectives.

CLASS CANCELLATION POLICY

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 Director or Manager will be glad to speak with you. 

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

MAKEUP POLICY
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.

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

 

LOCATION INFORMATION

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 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.

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. 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).