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Our interactive online training courses are detailed guided courses that reinforce lessons with interactivity, assignments, and self-tests. When you select an e-learning course, you will be asked to log in or register at our web site.

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Learn about foundations, their giving, and their role in the nonprofit sector. This free course is intended for anyone who wants to know more about foundations, their giving, and their role in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.


Learn about tools and techniques for seeking financial support for higher education. This free course guides students through the process of seeking financial support from foundations to pursue their studies.


Learn a basic planning process for diversifying your organization's support. This course provides an overview of the process of strategically thinking through the components of a fundraising plan.


Learn to assess your nonprofit's readiness for foundation fundraising. This course provides an overview of the first steps nonprofits need to take to become viable, effective organizations in preparation for fundraising.


Learn how to build relationships with foundation prospects and prepare for calls and meetings with funders. This free course gives you insight into the grantseeking and grantmaking processes, focusing on the many opportunities for communication between grantseekers and potential funders.


Introduction to Corporate Giving
Introduction to Corporate Giving is no longer available for new registrations, but if you have started the class it will still be available in My Courses.

Improve your prospects for receiving funds as an individual grantseeker. Designed for individuals not affiliated with nonprofit organizations, such as artists and researchers.

Learn about identifying and researching foundations as potential sources of funding. Designed for anyone in the nonprofit sector.

Master the art of proposal writing step-by-step—from the executive summary to the conclusion and packaging of the proposal—with 21 lessons, including cover letters and format options. Designed for anyone who wants to write a complete proposal to grantmakers.

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Quick Tutorials These free tutorials will introduce you to the world of foundations, proposal writing, and more.

Foundations Today Tutorial
Learn what foundations do, how they are changing, as well as where they fit in the larger philanthropic universe.

Guide to Funding Research
A basic primer on the grantseeking process and an introduction to the available resources.

Proposal Writing Short Course
(Available in English, French, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish)
Learn to prepare a funding proposal, including the planning, research, and cultivation of foundation and corporate donors.

Proposal Budgeting Basics
(Available in English and Spanish)
Learn the basics of developing a project budget.

Establishing a Nonprofit Organization
(Available in English and Spanish)
Learn how to establish a nonprofit organization, task by task.

Cómo conseguir apoyo filantrópico para su educación
Spanish-language version of Finding Foundation Support for Your Education

Guide to Fiscal Sponsorship
A detailed look at how individual grantseekers can affiliate with an organization to increase their chances for receiving funding.

Demystifying the 990-PF
An overview of Form 990-PF, the IRS return filed by private foundations.
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