5 Essential Free Online Courses for Nonprofit Professionals

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Alec Green , Chief Marketing Evangelist at NonprofitReady.org , an online hub of 400+ free online courses in topics ranging from fundraising to grant writing, leadership to program management. Short, interactive courses cover three critical topics – how do nonprofits operate, how do nonprofits make money, and how can I build a thriving nonprofit career. Justifying the price for a paid training course is never easy.

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[Register Now]: The Ultimate Virtual Fundraising Course 2.0

CauseVox

The 4-part Ultimate Virtual Fundraising Course 2.0 Here’s what one registrant shared about their course experience: “Candace is very helpful! Thank you for creating this online course.” Access to slides (PDF) of the course. Who is this course for?

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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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The 10 Best Digital Marketing Courses in the US

Find the free stuff

So, it can be argued that digital marketing courses are worth the time investment. Let’s take a look at the most helpful and respectable online courses in the. The post The 10 Best Digital Marketing Courses in the US appeared first on PhreeSite.com.

The 10 Best Digital Marketing Courses in the US

Find the free stuff

So, it can be argued that digital marketing courses are worth the time investment. Let’s take a look at the most helpful and respectable online courses in the. The post The 10 Best Digital Marketing Courses in the US appeared first on PhreeSite.com.

10 Free Online Courses to Improve Your Writing Skills

Find the free stuff

The post 10 Free Online Courses to Improve Your Writing Skills appeared first on PhreeSite.com. Working on your writing skills is always a good idea. If you rely on your talent (or the lack of it holds you back), you should rethink your strategy.

eLearning Pricing Models: 5 Ways to Price Your Courses

Web Courseworks Associations

Are you creating new eLearning courses to provide value to members and bring in revenue for your association’s learning business? If so, you’ve probably encountered the challenge of how to price those courses. 5 eLearning Pricing Models for Your Courses.

Lessons from NIGP: How to Quickly Convert In-Person Courses to Online Courses

WBT Systems

Lessons from NIGP: How to Quickly Convert In-Person Courses to Online Courses. Read more about Lessons from NIGP: How to Quickly Convert In-Person Courses to Online Courses

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

Wild Apricot

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?

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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. The courses are compliments of the nonprofit Philanthropy University , which is in turn a project of NovoEd , the massive open online course (MOOC) company, and the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.

Mastering the Art of Writing Course & Product Descriptions

WBT Systems

Mastering the Art of Writing Course & Product Descriptions. Read more about Mastering the Art of Writing Course & Product Descriptions

What to Do If Your Association’s Online Course Failed

WBT Systems

You really thought you had a great idea for an online course. But when the course launched: crickets. After you and your colleagues put so much effort into it, how do you explain to your boss and committee chair why your online course failed? Learn why your online course failed. Is there really a market for this course? Employers told you they need people to develop the skills taught in the course. Develop a webinar based on a portion of the course.

Corporate Leadership Training for Online Learning Management Course

Gyrus

Corporate leadership training program massive open online course (MOOC) for developing employee’s performance and improve organizational performance

New Ideas for Online Learning Programs When You Don’t Have the Resources to Design a Course

WBT Systems

New Ideas for Online Learning Programs When You Don’t Have the Resources to Design a Course. Read more about New Ideas for Online Learning Programs When You Don’t Have the Resources to Design a Course

Factors to consider for LMS courses online content release

Gyrus

Our LMS courses provide you with easy access to manage your training. GyrusAim goes right to step needs for your course content to work right on the other end

Ecom Elites Reviews: The Ultimate Dropshipping Course Online

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Have ever played a video on YouTube and a person promoting their business course appeared as a commercial? There are so many courses trying to convince you to give them money and learn how to become an e-commerce entrepreneur. The program called Ecom Elites is probably the first course that was teaching people how to become successful on the internet by selling on the web pages meant for this. The course is still active and it is still one of the best out there.

Quality massive open online courses MOOCs learning technology

Gyrus

Gyrusaim's massive open online courses MOOCs allow the student to react and practice before the next lecture who have a unique learning style can experience it

Mistakes to avoid while creating an online course for your team

Gyrus

To ensure that the training content is engaging and produces the right learning outcomes, here are some of the mistakes that should be avoided

100 Courses in 100 Days for Alzheimer’s

Givinga Blog

What could have been a short golf trip turned into 100 courses in 100 days, as the 57 year old Bostonian Dave Blakelock recognized the opportunity to do something big. On July 12th, after partnering with him throughout the tour—managing his donations so he could focus on the golf—we sat down with Dave for an interview to recap his 100 course journey, recounting the unexpected emotional turns that transformed the experience from not only an act of advocacy to also an act of healing.

UBC launches free online course on autism and neurodiversity in the workplace

Charity Village

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism at the University of British Columbia (UBC) has launched a free online course on autism and neurodiversity in the workplace that includes a series of five self-paced, interactive modules filled with useful activities and videos. The post UBC launches free online course on autism and neurodiversity in the workplace appeared first on CharityVillage.

Logic Models: Charting a Course for Success

NTEN

Ananda Roberts. President. nFocus Solutions. Sometimes it's hard to see the little details that make up the big programs. A logic model helps to visualize those details and highlight the connection between a program's purpose and the programs results, and it helps you make sure you're measuring the right things so you can show success! Ananda Roberts Data Leadership logic models nptech nten Communications Program

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Tips for Marketing (Online Courses) To Your Association Members  

Web Courseworks

Planning and effective execution of marketing concepts for services, such as online courses, requires a different approach to be successful. When marketing online courses or events to members, identify the best platforms for reaching them simply by asking. Ask sponsors, speakers, and exhibitors to promote online courses, tradeshows, and other association opportunities on their social media pages, blogs and websites to spread the word about the opportunity you have for members.

How to Validate an Online Course Idea

WBT Systems

New players in the online learning market are bringing fresh ideas to online course development and marketing. They’re making millions of dollars in revenue, so they’re doing something right, for example, knowing how to validate an online course idea. If your online course doesn’t meet a market need, it won’t succeed. You’re looking for proof of market—evidence that will validate your online course idea. Prepare for the Course Validation Process.

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. Since they're cloud-based, you can finish your courses anywhere and anytime, as long as you have Internet access. You can easily browse Atomic Training's resources by course listings or by searching for specifics keywords.

Association eLearning vs Free Online Courses

WBT Systems

There are a multitude of blogs and articles outlining the benefits of taking free online courses for professional development to advance your career, but do these courses actually deliver the value and opportunity they profess to provide to adult learners? Discovery : Ability to find a course that matches the learner’s interests, and to discover new topics to expand their knowledge and skills in related fields or completely new areas of study.

Instructor Led Training courses and software program development

Gyrus

Instructor Led Training is still the preferred venue for learning organizations. GyrusAim simplifies tasks such as scheduling, conflict checking, and enrollments

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 brittbravo.com ( 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."

How to Get Useful Student Feedback on Online Courses

WBT Systems

When you collect useful student feedback on online courses, you can confidently assess and improve the effectiveness of your e-learning programs. Good feedback gives you the data you need to improve courses yourself and to make a case for hiring professional instructional designers to develop courses. 7 ways to get student feedback on online courses. Also, by the time the course ends, some students will be eager to put it behind them and won’t complete the evaluation.

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. The post Raise More Money: Incentive-Based Fundraising 202 — The Advanced Course appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Incentive-based fundraising puts your donors first. When it comes time for them to give, incentives can show supporters that their donations are valued at your organization.

[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.” Donor communications really are a two-way street made up of conversations and working together. This is easy to say, but harder to actually do.

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. Juicy Bonus At the end of the course, you’ll receive a coupon for 25% off a one-hour blog coaching session tailored just for you. Investment $99 FAQ Do I need a blog to take this course? Please feel free to email me with questions about the course

12 Ways to Add Extra Value to Your Online Courses

WBT Systems

Besides offering high-caliber curriculum and instructors, how can you add extra value to your online courses and ensure they stand out from the pack? Make sure your marketing copy includes a description of these additional course benefits. 1 – Provide pre-course resources. Understand the obstacles students must overcome before registering for an online course. Provide a review of the basics or refreshers of prerequisite courses.

A Crash Course in Design Thinking for Network Leadership Skills

Beth Kanter

For the rest of the morning, we learned about design thinking by doing it through “ A Crash Course in Design Thinking.” Last month, I participated in a Design Thinking Lab with network leadership practitioners convened by the Leadership Learning Community. The lab was facilitated by Heather Mcleod-Grant and Justin Ferrell , Director of Fellowships at the Stanford d-School.

Online Course Marketing Tactics from Six-Figure Digital Entrepreneurs

WBT Systems

When digital entrepreneurs—those who make their living selling online products and services—see a need in their market, they design a revenue-generating online course to meet that need. They also use online course marketing tactics that help them become millionaires in the process. Amy Porterfield , who teaches online marketing to aspiring digital entrepreneurs, is one of many digital entrepreneurs whose courses have put them in the six-figure club.

How to Build Spaced Learning into Your Online Courses

WBT Systems

Introduce them to the concept of spaced learning and provide suggestions on how they can build it into their course design. If you offer prep courses for designation or licensing exams, don’t offer cram courses. Provide study tips at the beginning of the course that include guidance about spaced learning. Build spaced learning into course design. Courses designed for spaced learning are also mobile-friendly—as long as your LMS is responsive.

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

Wild Apricot

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

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Social Change Leaders, Take a Leap of Faith With Me

Social Velocity

In that training, I announced a unique online course I’m offering that will guide you step-by-step away from the exhausting hampster wheel of never having enough, to the effortless abundance of all of the money, people, power, and influence you need to achieve your mission.

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. And they've recently expanded their catalog with new Microsoft Office 2010 courses. Courses are offered in levels from beginner to advanced, so you can get a basic introduction to a topic or develop more in-depth expertise.

10 Secrets of Online Course Design from Award-Winning MOOCs

WBT Systems

If you want to see engaging, transformative online course design in action, add a little poetry to your life. An online Coursera course, Modern American Poetry , aka ModPo, is one of the 50 most popular MOOCs of all time. Typically, a MOOC features a course syllabus, in this case, a ten-week lesson plan with assigned reading (poems), instructor-created video content, discussion forum, peer-reviewed writing assignments, and quizzes.

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. If you want to give the e-course as a gift, just purchase the class for yourself, and then email me at britt AT brittbravo DOT com with: Your gift recipient's first and last name Your gift recipient's email The date I can contact the gift recipient with more information about the class ( I don't want to ruin the surprise!) Hello Have Fun, Do Gooders!

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.

Idealware Email Fundraising Courses: Discount for TechSoup Readers!

Tech Soup Blog

Our friends at Idealware.org 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 !

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

Have Fun - Do Good

Juicy Blogging E-Course: The Art and Play of Blogging for Artists, Writers, Creative Entrepreneurs and Do-Gooders February 2-23, 2010 Optional check-in conference call on February 16, 5:30-6:30 PM PT To register, go to [link] Do you want to re-energize your blog and blogging practice, or rediscover the “heart” of your blog? During this 4-week Juicy Blogging e-course you will read and discuss lessons through a private blog from the comfort of home.