Online Courses

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Online Courses November 6, 2007 I’ve been thinking a lot about giving online courses in the use of open source software. The course is a 12 week course, starting on November 19th (with time off for the holidaze.)

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Raise More Money: Incentive-Based Fundraising 202 — The Advanced Course

NonProfit Hub

Now that you’ve made it to the advanced course, we’ll get into the most technical aspects of this broad fundraising strategy. Of course, products aren’t the only perks that you can offer. Incentive-based fundraising puts your donors first.

[PODCAST] Donor Communications Crash Course | Ft. Tom Ahern

NonProfit Hub

The post [PODCAST] Donor Communications Crash Course | Ft. Donor communications guru, Tom Ahern is a copywriter by trade. He knows the ins and outs of donor-centric fundraising and gave us some great tips for nonprofits. People like having conversations, but hate being “talked at.”

Philanthropy University Offers Amazing (Free!) Online Courses

Tech Soup Blog

There are seven free online courses available starting in mid-September by people like Paul Brest, former head of the Hewlett Foundation and a faculty co-director of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. This is an almost unbelievable offer for everyone in nonprofit-land.

Salesforce Charts Its Own Course in Tech Giving for Schools - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

AFP Blog

Salesforce Charts Its Own Course in Tech Giving for Schools - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : "Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is taking a different philanthropic tack than other tech moguls in backing public education, TechCrunch and Business Insider write in reporting on the company's latest, $6-million donation to the San Francisco school district." 'via

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Online philanthropy course eases access to grant funds | The News Desk

AFP Blog

Online philanthropy course eases access to grant funds | The News Desk : Rozek wanted to begin the course to distribute the foundation’s funds to as many localities as possible. After learning about online courses offered by colleges such as Stanford and Harvard he wanted to include the philanthropy courses already provided at universities by the foundation in the online-learning movement. This online course opens these classes up to an unlimited number of students

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New at TechSoup: Online Courses from Atomic Training

Tech Soup Blog

These online training courses are Just-in-Time, meaning they're on-demand "atomic," with each lesson being broken down into small bites of no more than three minutes, so you can learn at your own pace, and on your own time.

Online giving course adds actor Patrick Dempsey - San Antonio Express-News

AFP Blog

Online giving course adds actor Patrick Dempsey - San Antonio Express-News : When the second edition of an online course on effective giving starts next month, students will have a chance to learn from actor Patrick Dempsey, billionaire Warren Buffett and other prominent philanthropists.

New online course to create Fundraising Rockstars!

John Haydon

Following in an interview with my good friend, Pamela Grow who has just launched : Four women – each with their own area of nonprofit expertise – who have created an amazing online course for fundraisers. Check out the Fundraising Rockstar Course here.

Juicy Blogging E-Course: The Art and Play of Blogging

Have Fun - Do Good

The Juicy Blogging E-Course is back! I’ll be offering this ever popular e-course January 20-February 17, 2015. During the course, you’ll play with fun assignments on a private blog with your fellow juicy bloggers. Investment $99 FAQ Do I need a blog to take this course?

What I Didn't Learn in School: Diane Ragsdale's Crash Course on Beauty and Aesthetic Values

Museum 2.0

I've been getting a taste of what I'm missing by devouring Diane Ragsdale's terrific series of blog posts about the course she is teaching on Approaching Beauty for business students at UW-Madison. Diane's course is teaching me how to build a wall. Diane's course is for business majors.

New Microsoft Office 2010 Courses from easyLearning

Tech Soup Blog

Self-paced online courses from easyLearning. easyLearning's Course Library includes 1,500 online courses in professional development, information technology and "desktop skills" such as Microsoft Office and Windows. Each course takes about 3 hours to complete.

Adobe Absolute Beginners Courses: Go from Design Doldrums to Design Delights!

Tech Soup Blog

Free Online Design Courses for Nondesigners. Our new Adobe Absolute Beginners courses will help you build elementary, foundational design skills in Adobe's Creative Cloud programs. How to Get Started with TechSoup Courses. More design courses are coming later this month!

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Free New Mini-Course: Use Facebook Ads to Increase Your Membership

Wild Apricot Blog

This Mini-Course will show you how to execute a successful Facebook Ad campaign sure to grow your membership. mini-courseYou probably sign into Facebook every day to see what your friends are up to, but are you using it to grow your organization?

Fall Facebook Bootcamp Training Course Starts Next Week

John Haydon

For the past two years, I’ve had the honor of leading a Facebook bootcamp training course in the Spring and Fall for 200 nonprofits (Thank you very much if you attended!). The post Fall Facebook Bootcamp Training Course Starts Next Week appeared first on John Haydon.

[You need this!!] Essentials of Online Community Management On-Demand Course


I’ve partnered with Ben Martin of Online Community Results to offer an on-demand, crash course on the Essentials on Online Community Management (EOCM). We designed this course for community managers (full or part-time) and the executives who oversee community management.

Invisible Children's Web Strategist Gives A Crash Course In Going Viral | Fast Company

AFP Blog

Invisible Children's Web Strategist Gives A Crash Course In Going Viral | Fast Company : Fast Company recently had the opportunity to speak with Javan Van Gronigen, the San Diego-based digital strategist and web designer behind Invisible Children's viral new media campaign.

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Juicy Blogging E-Course Starts January 25

Have Fun - Do Good

Just a quick reminder for folks interested in taking the Juicy Blogging e-Course that the early registration discount ends January 18th. You can join the e-course on ( gift certificates are available! ), and find out about upcoming classes by subscribing to the Juicy Blogging eNews. Loving this course. Britt’s e-course was great. Wonderful course!” As a ‘non-blogger’ I found the Juicy Blogging E-Course to be of great value to me."

Winter 2013 Juicy Blogging E-Course + Gift Certificates

Have Fun - Do Good

Just wanted to let you know that the Winter 2013 Juicy Blogging E-Course will be happening January 11-February 1, 2013. Hello Have Fun, Do Gooders!

Logic Models: Charting a Course for Success


Ananda Roberts. President. nFocus Solutions. Sometimes it's hard to see the little details that make up the big programs.

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Juicy Blogging E-Course Special Ends September 15

Have Fun - Do Good

Just a quick note for those of you who've been thinking about taking my Juicy Blogging E-Course: The Art and Play of Blogging September 21-October 12th. Britt’s e-course was great. Wonderful course!” Loving this course.

Juicy Blogging E-Course (online) + Blogging for Writers (SF)

Have Fun - Do Good

During this 4-week Juicy Blogging e-course you will read and discuss lessons through a private blog from the comfort of home.

New E-Learning Communications Course From The Grossman Group

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The Grossman Group has launched its new Take5 ™ to Communicate Well three part e-learning course designed to teach managers at all levels how to plan and deliver effective communications to their employees.

Blogging for Nonprofits + Juicy Blogging Circle and E-Course

Have Fun - Do Good

Hello Have Fun * Do Gooders! I wanted to let you know about 4 blogging workshops coming up, in case you're interested. Juicy Blogging Circle: Grow Your Blogging Habit May 16-June 6, 2012 Virtual A fun group blog coaching experience! Each week you'll: Check in with the Circle on a weekly conference call, and/or on the private class blog. Share your blogging goals for the week. Celebrate your successes. Ask for suggestions for how to move through challenges.

New Infographics Course Tomorrow: Twice the Impact at Half the Price


Because we think this is a valuable course, and we want to reach as many people as we can. Tomorrow we’re offering an online seminar about Infographics, and if you act now, you can take advantage of a half-price discount by entering the code SUMMER2013. Why are we offering a discount?

Right Brain Business Plan e-Course Starts May 17th

Have Fun - Do Good

Just a quick shout out for my pal Jennifer Lee's Right Brain Business Plan e-course that is starting Monday, May 17th. Ironically, one of the things I took away for myself after completing the course was that I need to plan less, and play more. Hello Have Fun Do Gooders!

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Gift Certificates for the Juicy Blogging E-Course Are Here!

Have Fun - Do Good

A few weeks ago a Facebook pal asked if they could give the Juicy Blogging E-Course as a gift. The next Juicy Blogging E-Course runs from January 25-February 15, 2012. I asked the hubs if he would create a gift certificate for me, and here it is! Isn't it cute?

How to Change the World: A Free Course on Social Good

Tech Soup Blog

92nd Street Y , a New York City-based nonprofit community and cultural center, is launching a free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) called How to Change the World through Wesleyan University and Coursera. Want to learn how to make positive change in the world through a top university?

Idealware Email Fundraising Courses: Discount for TechSoup Readers!

Tech Soup Blog

Our friends at are conducting two courses on the ins and outs of email fundraising this fall, starting tomorrow. This first is a model they're really excited about — it's a five-part online seminar series over five weeks, where participants actually create their campaign through the course and end up with a vetted email fundraising campaign by the end. The online courses are each Tuesday for five weeks, starting tomorrow, Tuesday, September 14 !

Harvard's Berkman Center: Second Life Course

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Rebecca Nesson will be offering a historic new course at Harvard and online. "CyberOne: Law in the Court of Public Opinion," will be the first Harvard course. to be open to the public as well as the the first Harvard course to be offered. The course. Course videos. be "a course in persuasive, empathic argument in the Internet space." CyberOne homepage: [link] Course. Watch the trailer!

October Only: Reduced Admin Fees on Online Courses

Tech Soup Blog

Now through October 31, TechSoup and the Society for Nonprofit Organizations (SNPO) are offering reduced administrative fees on the Learning Institute online courses. Save 15 percent on individual courses (admin fee: $77.50 $65 each) and 20 percent on the entire eight-course Certificate Series (admin fee: $500. The courses consist of video presentations accompanied by downloadable participant guides (examples here: [link] ).

Change (For Good, of Course!)


All for Good Logo On Friday, All for Good launched. Here's how Arianna Huffington describes it: This summer, the White House is planning to issue a national call to service. But already a group of individuals from the worlds of tech, marketing, academia, and public service, inspired by President Obama's vow to make service a "a central cause" of his presidency, have banded together to create a new website that aims to become a craigslist for service. It's called All For Good.

Free Facebook Video Course At The Inbound Zombie Facebook Page

John Haydon

If you’re looking for one central location for a set of video tutorials on using a Facebook Page, check out the Inbound Zombie Facebook Page ( [link] ).

College Course on Citizen Journalism and Vlogging

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

On the Vlogging list, there is an interesting thread on Citizen Journalism as part of a class at Temple University Film and Media Arts. Department on Multimedia Production. The class is taught by Jen. Simmons. She assigned students to watch some Citizen Journalism vlogs and post their criticism. There was one particular quote: "And yeah I learned a few things, one being that not just anyone can be. a citizen journalist because a little bit of talent and creativity is. required."

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7 minute crash course on environment,values and budget explained by SELP.

Network-Centric Advocacy

This is an interesting overview of the side-effects of cut without thinking about priorities and values. It is a good (mellow) overview answer to the hyper-argumentative coverage on cable news. Resonable people are willing to carry a fair portion of the reponsibility.".

Right Brain Business Plan e-Course and TranquiliT Earth Day Sale

Have Fun - Do Good

Jenn is teaching her Right Brain Business Plan e-course May 17-July 9th. I did the course this winter and really enjoyed it. If you're not sure whether the e-course is right for you, you could try out her Right Brain Business Plan e-book and Guided Visualization first.

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Free New Mini-Course: Convert Event Guests into Paying Members using Wild Apricot

Wild Apricot Blog

Imagine you’ve just held your latest event--a swanky fundraiser that’s attracted thirty new guests. That’s great! What’s next

A Crash Course in Social Media for Arts People in Philadelphia

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yesterday, I presented a workshop called " A Crash Course in Social Media for Arts People " hosted by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. Crash Course: Social Media for Arts People View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own.

Free Online Course Materials from MIT

Wild Apricot Blog

Did you know that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers free online access to course materials? MIT's OpenCourseWare site is a remarkable resource for self-education — or for developing your own training programs for staff and volunteers, especially in the areas of management and communications.( read more ).

KAUST Winter Enrichment Program 2013: Beginner’s Guide to Social Media

Amy Sample Ward

This 3-hour course showcases real-world examples to help you discover how best to protect, positively promote, and selectively manage your online personal and professional profiles, all while maintaining your connections to family, friends, colleagues and networks. Course listing in Acadox. presentation Presentations from 2013 course kaust lecture middleeast saudi universityDate : January 23, 2013. Location : King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.