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Free Certificate in Non-profit Essentials

Free Certificate in Non-profit Essentials

Learn the essentials of working in the Non-Profit sector with this free certificate program from Non-Profit-Ready. Co-developed with David Greco, these short online courses cover the basics of financial management in the non-profit sector

About Our Partner

David Greco is a nationally recognized speaker, author, and consultant on creating a more financially sustainable and effective social sector. Today David serves as Executive Director of All Stars Helping Kids providing early stage investments in emerging nonprofits working to help break the cycle of poverty for youth in the Bay Area. Prior to leading All Stars, David founded Social Sector Partners to help nonprofits and funders better understand what it really costs for nonprofits to be sustainable and achieve impact.

These short courses cover Non-Profit structure and governance, how Non-Profits raise money for their cause, and the skills you need to build a thriving career in the Non-Profit sector.


Certificate in Non-profit Essentials

  • Course 1: What is a Non-profit?
  • Course 2: How Non-Profits Raise Money
  • Course 3: Succeeding in Your Non-Profit Career

How it works?

  1. Complete the three courses
  2. Pass the certificate exam
  3. Earn your certificate and badge

What will I learn?

Course 1: What is a Non-profit?
Learn the common organizational types, terminology, and roles within the Non-Profit sector.

Course 2: How Non-Profits Raise Money
Understand how Non-Profits generate various sources of revenue and funding to execute their programs.

Course 3: Succeeding in Your Non-Profit Career
Learn the unique benefits and challenges of working in Non-Profit and what steps you should take to advance your career.

Not Applicable
Anytime, Anywhere
Contact us at ecert@edvantageinternational.com for further information.
1.5 hours (90 Minutes)
2.75 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application
A reliable Computer/ Laptop with microphone and webcam, Internet access preferably Broadband
Build and develop your Non-Profit Business to positively and significantly impact your community


About Us

We support non-profit professionals and organizations by providing access to free sector-specific learning so that they have the knowledge and resources to create transformative impact in their own communities.

With many non-profits committed to improving the lives of others and their communities, we want to ensure that the non-profits themselves have the resources and training they need to deliver on their missions. We launched Non-profit-Ready in 2014 to address this unmet need for anytime, anywhere access to professional learning for the non-profit sector. 

Our team includes experts in learning design and non-profit professional development. Our work is supported by experts from across the non-profit sector and eLearning industry who donate their time and share their knowledge in support of Non-profit-Ready’s mission. 

Non profit Ready is a signature program of the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation—a non-profit committed to transforming the way people help people

Why Study at Non-Profit Study 

We partner with experts in non-profit management and online learning to make the best professional development resources available to you for free

Choose From Over 500 Free Learning Resources

We've curated hundreds of free online courses, videos, and downloadable guides to support the most common 

non -profit jobs including: Fundraising, Grant Writing, Leadership, Governance, Accounting and Finance, Operations, Marketing and Communications, Volunteer Engagement, and Program Management.

Reach Your Potential

More than 150,000 non-profit professionals use Non-profit-Ready to develop their skills. Whether you're at work, home, or your favorite cafe, it's easy to find new courses or pick up where you left off. 

Register now to find your first free course.

Yes, it’s really free!)

Accreditation/ Recognition


CFRE International administers a program for Non-Profit professionals to become a Certified Fund Raising Executive. Non-Profit-Ready is proud to be an approved provider of continuing education (CE) credits for CFRE. 

All on-demand courses in Non-Profit-Ready are 100% free. And we never share your personal information with any third parties.

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