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Self-Paced eLearning

Build your skills...on your schedule!

Our self-paced training helps you master the process of seeking grants from foundations and corporations, on your own schedule. We offer interactive eLearning courses and access to webinar recordings. Also explore our Multimedia gallery for recordings of guest speaker programs at Foundation Center regional offices.

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Want to participate in a live webinar? See our Online events calendar


Try Our New Interactive eLearning Courses

This new format is self-paced and includes video, graphics, and interactive quizzes. It's compatible with updated versions of all browsers and mobile-friendly!

Fundraising Courses:

Foundation Center's Online Proposal Writing Course

Learn how to craft a complete and competitive proposal in 15 lessons. $195. Limited-time offer! Save $100 off the regular price of $295 through 12/30/16. 

Creating a Sound Proposal Budget

Learn key best practices in preparing a project budget for your funders. $45.

How to Cultivate Meaningful Relationships with Funders

Learn to be more strategic in cultivating meaningful professional relationships with grantmakers. $25

Social Media Courses:

Build a Social Media Strategy

Develop your social media plan to more effectively engage your audience online. $35

Storytelling for Social Media

Learn how to effectively employ stories in your social media efforts. $25

Leveraging Leadership for Social Media Success

Learn how to mobilize your stakeholders as social media ambassadors and grow your influence online. $45.

Social Media for Leaders: Find Your Voice

Learn how to add social media engagement skills to your executive toolkit. $45.

Beginner Courses:

Introduction to Finding Grants Online

Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders. Free.

Introduction to Proposal Writing Online

Get an overview of how to prepare a standard project proposal for a foundation grant. Free. 

   


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Before You Seek a Grant Webinar

Recorded Webinar
Free

Learn to employ a step-by-step checklist approach to assess your new nonprofit's readiness for foundation fundraising.

Build a Social Media Strategy

Self-Paced eLearning
$35.00

Develop your social media plan and learn how to target the people you want to reach, choose the strategies you’ll employ to accomplish those goals, and the available tools you can use to execute your plan effectively. 

Cómo conseguir apoyo filantrópico para su educación

Self-Paced eLearning
Free

Spanish-language version of Finding Foundation Support for Your Education.

How to Connect Your Work to the Sustainable Development Goals

Recorded Webinar
Free

The United Nation’s recent adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) serves as a uniquely valuable opportunity for philanthropy, nonprofit, and civil society to fight extreme poverty, end inequality, and fix climate change across the world. If we want to have a chance at achieving these goals of a more equitable and sustainable world, we'll need your help because of the unique role you play in the social sector.

Creating a Sound Proposal Budget

Self-Paced eLearning
$45.00

Everything you wanted to know about budgets but were afraid to ask!

Our newest online course, Creating a Sound Proposal Budget, will teach you key best practices in preparing a project budget for your funders.

How to Cultivate Meaningful Relationships with Funders

Self-Paced eLearning
$25.00

Learn to be more strategic in cultivating meaningful professional relationships with grantmakers.

Curso breve para escribir propuestas

Self-Paced eLearning
Free

Aprenda sobre los componentes claves de una propuesta a fundaciones y corporaciones.

Demystifying the 990-PF

Self-Paced eLearning
Free

Learn how to get the most out of a private foundation's Form 990-PF.

Diversity and Inclusion: Walking the Talk

Recorded Webinar
$45.00

This session will explore leadership strategies that advance racial equity and inclusion in foundations and these partners, including the ability to see the larger system, foster reflection and more generative conversations, and shift the collective focus from reactive problem-solving to co-creating proactive solutions.

Establishing a Nonprofit Organization Tutorial

Self-Paced eLearning
Free

Learn how to establish a nonprofit organization, task by task. This version is text only, but it has links to other formats.

Foundation Center's Online Proposal Writing Course

Self-Paced eLearning
$195.00

Learn How to Craft a Competitive Proposal!

Getting Started with Government Grants (2-part Webinar Series)

Recorded Webinar
$80.00

Learn what you need to know about government funding before you apply, and hear an expert grant reviewer’s advice on what government agencies are looking for in your proposal.

Grantseeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts Webinar

Recorded Webinar
Free

An overview of the funding research process for individuals working in the arts, including visual and performing artists, creative writers, filmmakers, etc. Topics covered include: who funds individual artists; types of grants available for artists; why grantmakers support artists; and how to find grant

Grantseeking Basics in Spanish: Principios de la búsqueda de fondos

Recorded Webinar
Free

Este curso introductorio presenta una orientación al campo de la recaudación de fondos filantrópicos y demuestra cómo identificar posibles fuentes de apoyo.

Guide to Fiscal Sponsorship

Self-Paced eLearning
Free

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

How to Start Measuring Your Organization's Impact

Recorded Webinar
$55.00

Learn about the different kinds of measurement approaches and how you can identify which is right for you.

Introduction to Corporate Giving Webinar

Recorded Webinar
Free

This brief recording captures the key concepts of the course. For more expansive discussion of the topic, we suggest attending a live webinar or in-person session. Note the recording is captioned for individuals with hearing impairments.

Introduction to Finding Grants Webinar

Recorded Webinar
Free

This brief recording captures the key concepts of the course. For more expansive discussion of the topic, we suggest attending a live webinar or in-person session. Note the recording is captioned for individuals with hearing impairments.

Introduction to Finding Grants Online

Self-Paced eLearning
Free

This online course is self-paced and includes video, graphics, and interactive quizzes. Compatible with updated versions of all browsers and mobile-friendly!

Introduction to Fundraising Planning Webinar

Recorded Webinar
Free

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success.

Introduction to Project Budgets Webinar

Recorded Webinar
Free

This brief recording captures the key concepts of the course. For more expansive discussion of the topic, we suggest attending a live webinar or in-person session. Note the recording is captioned for individuals with hearing impairments.

Introduction to Proposal Writing Online

Self-Paced eLearning
Free

This online course is self-paced and includes video, graphics, and interactive quizzes. Compatible with updated versions of all browsers and mobile-friendly!

Introduction to Proposal Writing Webinar

Recorded Webinar
Free

This brief recording captures the key concepts of the course. For more expansive discussion of the topic, we suggest attending a live webinar or in-person session. Note the recording is captioned for individuals with hearing impairments.

Leveraging Leadership for Social Media Success

Self-Paced eLearning
$45.00

Learn how social media ambassadors can add value to your online activities.

Loving Your Midlevel Donors: Creating a Retention Program

Recorded Webinar
$45.00

This interactive session will help you better engage with your mid-level donors and access any money left on the table by your most dedicated donors.