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Is Nonprofit.Courses free?
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Nonprofit.Courses offers free and premium paid content. We’re committed to making at least 50% of its content free at all times.
Is there any content I need to pay for?
Yes. Many of our Content Experts offer in depth expertise through our Premium Paid and Nonprofit.Courses Select! content. Find them here. You’ll also see a link to Premium Courses at the top of every page.
What kind of content do I find on Nonprofit.Courses?
Content you can use, of course! But to be more specific…
● Videos – Because video is such a powerful learning tool, it’s Nonprofit.Courses’ medium of choice. You’ll find thousands on just about any nonprofit topic.
● Podcasts – You’d be surprised (or maybe not?) at how many nonprofit focused podcasts are out there. You’ll find dozens of podcasts on the podcast page.
● Documents – Need a checklist? Interested in an eBook or whitepaper on a topic? We have lots, especially in areas that are not covered by videos and podcasts.
● Nonprofit Specific – Just about all of our content is specific to your needs and interests as a nonprofit leaders, staff member, board member or volunteer.
● Nonprofit Helpful – Among the thousands of nonprofit specific videos and more, are hundreds of “nonprofit helpful” content items. What’s nonprofit helpful? For example, we have a great collection of videos on how to make presentations. They’re not “how to make a presentation in front of you board,” but they’re perfect to build the confidence of anyone in a nonprofit in making their next presentation, whether in front of their board, a staff meeting or a gathering of volunteers.
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● Nonprofit Leaders and Staff: If you run a nonprofit, manage a program or manage an office, find yourself “on the line” by delivering mission services or just started working at a nonprofit, Nonprofit.Courses has information for you.
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● Nonprofit Volunteers: Nonprofit.Courses is great for volunteers. The content can be used for formal volunteer training, or ad hoc education on an important subject. If you’re a volunteer and want to get the inside scoop on how nonprofits run, Nonprofit.Courses is for you.
● Anyone interested in anything about nonprofits: Even if you’re not working for or volunteering for a nonprofit, there’s lots here for you. If there’s a nonprofit in your community, then there’s a video on Nonprofit.Courses that’s right for you.
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Does Nonprofit.Courses make its own content?
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Here is where you'll find background information about Matt Hugg and Nonprofit.Courses for webinars, podcasts, speaking engagement, teaching opportunities, blog posts and more.
As an experienced writer, veteran fundraiser, and sought-after educator and speaker in philanthropy, fundraising, and marketing, Matt brings a unique perspective to your project, blog, webinar or podcast.
Matt has taught in graduate programs worldwide, in Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States for the University of Pennsylvania, Eastern University, Thomas Edison State University and Juniata College. He has also guest lectured at Drexel University and Villanova University.
He has also provided private fundraising and nonprofit management instruction to:
- Microsoft Philanthropic
- RoundCorner (now a part of Salesforce)
- University of Pennsylvania Office of Advancement
- Mennonite Heritage Center
- and other nonprofit organizations and businesses.
Matt is the author of two books and contributor to a third, including:
- The ThinkNP Guide to Nonprofit Consulting: A Practical Workbook for Your Success: Your Step-by-Step Guide to a Successful Business Serving the Nonprofit Sector
- Philander Family Values: Fun Scenarios For Practical Fundraising Education For Boards, Staff and Volunteers
- The Healthcare Nonprofit: Keys to Effective Management
Matt’s articles, interviews, and quotes have appeared in nonprofit and fundraising trade publications such as:
- The Chronicle of Philanthropy
- CASE Currents
- Nonprofit Times
- FundRaising Success (NonprofitPRO) Magazine
- Army Times
- and more …
Matt's blogs can be found here: https://www.nonprofit.courses/blog/
He’s written for national planned giving organizations, colleges, hospitals, and a variety of other nonprofits, such as:
- The University of Pennsylvania Medical System
- The Planned Giving Company
- Washington Memorial Heritage
- Moravian College
- Virtual Giving/PlannedGiving.com
- Turning Points for Children
- Missionary Sister of Mary Immaculate of Nyeri
- United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
- Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey
and many more.
He’s also spoken at conferences and seminars for:
- The Association of Fundraising Professionals (local and International)
- The Council for the Advancement and Support of Educations
- The Planned Giving Council
- The Council for Nonprofit Innovation
- The Engineering Development Forum
Matt’s 25 years of fundraising and management experience includes positions with:
- The Boy Scouts of America
- Lebanon Valley College
- University of Cincinnati
- Ursinus College
- University of the Arts
Matt holds an M.A. in Philanthropy and Development from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and a B.Sc. in Natural History from Juniata College.
To learn more, see Matt’s LinkedIn profile.
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