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Leadership & Management



Successfully Integrating For-Profit Board Members


This interactive session looks at how to effectively recruit, onboard and integrate for-profit board members.





Online Classes


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.

Introducción a la planificación para el recaudo de fondos

Self-Paced eLearning  |  Free

Aprenda el proceso básico de planificación para lograr diversificar las fuentes de apoyo financiero de su organización.

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.

Leveraging Leadership for Social Media Success

Self-Paced eLearning  |  $45.00

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

Social Media for Leaders: Find Your Voice

Self-Paced eLearning  |  $45.00

Learn how to add social engagement skills to your executive toolkit.

Live Chat


What Should Be In Your Nonprofit’s Business Plan?

Aug 29, 2011  

Nonprofit consultants and authors Chataun Denis and Jim Horan answer questions about creating usable, living, nonprofit business plans.

Board Compensation & Incentive Pay for Executives: Can Nonprofits Do This?

Dec 05, 2011  

This Q&A explores the right way to offer attractive pay and benefits and features Pete Smith (Smith Compensation Consulting) and Deborah Davidson (BoardSource).

Training Events


A Spring Board Refresh: A New Look at Governance Trends and Key Board Functions

Apr 23, 2018, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
New York, New York | In-person

Learn more about board roles and responsibilities at a free multi-session training.


Leadership Conversations Series: Work/Life Balance

Apr 24, 2018, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

Join Alison Motz of Ascend Advisors  for this key session of our new leadership series Conversations and hear 5 steps to establish a healthy work/life balance by getting yourself organized, organizing your professional work strategies and keeping your sanity (humor helps)!


AFP Broadcast - Building Your Small Shop Toolkit

Apr 25, 2018, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Francisco, California | In-person

In this session, an overview of the most essential fiscal, HR, Board of Directors and self-care tips will be shared from over 15 years experience running small shops.


SOLD OUT! Emerging Development Professionals Leadership Circle

May 4, 2018, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
San Francisco In-person

The Emerging Professionals Leadership Circle is a monthly peer group meeting of new development professionals of small organizations, to share challenges and strategies for personal and organizational success. In an informal, roundtable format, you will have an opportunity to share your insights, gain practical solutions, and alleviate any on-the-job isolation or stress that you might experience. 


Leadership Conversations Series: 10 Tips for Partner Engagement

May 22, 2018, 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Join Alison Motz of Ascend Advisors for this key session of our new leadership series Conversations and we’ll explore who your existing partners are and how to engage your competitors to improve program outcomes.