Welcome to the Learning Institute for Nonprofit Organizations - a program of the Society for Nonprofits. The Institute provides affordable, accessible educational programs for nonprofit professionals.  These programs feature some of the finest experts in the field, and have been taught to over 16,000 learners since our founding in 1996.

Certificate Series

The Certificate Series focuses on the key result areas of leading and managing a nonprofit organization. Learners may earn 0.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) per course, awarded by Michigan State University.  Learners who complete all 8 courses may also earn a Certificate of Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership & Management that is jointly awarded by the Society for Nonprofit Organizations (SNPO) and Michigan State University (Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies - CARRS).


Our Webinars offer training on current areas of interest ("hot topics") and other specialized training for nonprofit professionals. All live webinar training is conducted through a combination of phone and online conferencing. No travel is required.  Webinars are recorded and can be purchased after the event for on-demand viewing.


Finally, the Learning Institute is proud to join forces with MindEdge to expand its online course offerings in nonprofit management.  All courses are self-paced, online, and integrate readings with interactive exercises, assessments, internet links, and references for an enjoyable and rewarding learning experience available anytime and anywhere via the internet.  Improve the critical non-profit management skills you need in today's knowledge economy with these convenient, online courses.