Learn what starting a nonprofit will entail – including competition, founding a board, writing mission statements, budgeting, fundraising planning, laws and regulations, and more.

Career Development

At any stage of your career, you can learn – or get a refresher – on current best practices and career strategies plus network with your peers at sessions in our five offices.

Board Development

Understand the role of the board, members’ perceptions of their engagement, and how to strengthen the board and its fundraising activities.

Partnerships & Collaboration

See how you can work with other members of the social sector to save money, learn successful strategies, and accomplish more without increasing your budget or staff.

Course Offerings

  • Introduction to Finding Grants

    Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course.

  • Your Board and Fundraising

    Learn how to engage your board in fundraising. This class helps you think through the process of getting your board involved with fundraising.

  • Social Media for Leaders: Find Your Voice

    Add social engagement skills to your executive toolkit. Learn to establish your personal presence on social media to advance your organization’s mission and goals.


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Leadership & Management Resources


Leading a nonprofit organization

Visit GrantSpace for easy-to-use, self-service tools and resources, including live help from Foundation Center experts, that can help your organization function more smoothly.


Leading for effectiveness and impact

Visit GrantCraft for curated resources, such as case studies, infographics, and podcasts, that use the collected wisdom of the funding community to help you be more strategic and effective in your work.