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Free Certificate in Non-profit Finance

 Free Certificate in Non-profit Finance

Learn the essentials of finding and writing grants with this free certificate program from NonprofitReady. Co-developed with CNM, these short online courses cover the entire grant cycle. Learn how to win grants for your 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.



  • Course 1: Introduction to Financial Management ?
  • Course 2: Determining Your True Operating Performance ?
  • Course 3: Determining Your Liquidity?

How it works?

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

What will I learn?

Is your nonprofit financially positioned to fund its full cost of operating? You don’t need to be a finance expert to find out. Understanding the basics of financial management can help you determine if your nonprofit is built to last.

This certificate program, co-developed with David Greco, is 100% free and will give you the skills and confidence to:

  • Determine the full cost of operating a nonprofit
  • Make sense of financial statements
  • Communicate with your board about your nonprofit’s finances
  • Analyse your nonprofit’s financial health

Earn a new certificate and digital badge to add to your CV, resume, and LinkedIn today!

Course 1: Introduction to Financial Management
Learn how to read key financial statements important to nonprofits and understand the full cost of operating a nonprofit.

Course 2: Determining Your True Operating Performance
Explore the importance of the statement of activities in determining the financial health of a nonprofit.

Course 3: Determining Your Liquidity
Learn the importance of the statement of financial position and how it can help you in determining your nonprofit’s liquidity.

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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