The Alliance offers comprehensive Learning opportunities to assist members with grant writing, marketing, governance and more. We believe that actionable knowledge can power extraordinary results for nonprofits — of any size and type; and that learning overall, has to reflect the different ways in which people learn and meet the changing objectives of their nonprofit. Through The Alliance, nonprofits gain access to a deep well of information, including current data and research that are vital for forwarding their missions and conducting business.

For more information about Professional Development, please contact Katie Breslin.

Professional Development

Webinars and On-Demand Learning

On-demand Learning and Webinars are designed to give access to learning resources anywhere it suits you. Virtual learning covers the following topics: Fundraising, Finance, Marketing, Management and other best practices essential for nonprofits to thrive during tough economic times. All webinars are accessible for a limited time.

Digital Marketing Certification Webinar Series:
Marketing Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations is comprised of ten marketing topics critical to today’s nonprofit workforce. These 30 minute sessions will provide important tools to develop a successful marketing campaign that you can implement immediately in your day-to-day operations. Participants will gain practical skills and discover resources that give your organization credibility and enable you to establish your organization as a leader in its field.

Each 30 minute webinar is $30 for members. Enroll in the entire series and get a 10% discount! Those who register and attend the entire program will be awarded a Certificate upon completion.

Session 1: Re-positioning Your Mission in a Social Media World
Session 2: Leveraging the Power of Networking
Session 3: Market Research Essentials for Nonprofits
Session 4: Target Marketing & Segmentation
Session 5: Design Digital Marketing Plans to “Fit” Targeted Markets
Session 6: Email & Social Media Marketing Strategies – Part 1
Session 7: Email & Social Media Marketing Strategies – Part 2
Session 8: Customer Relationship Management
Session 9: Data Management: If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t         Manage It – Part 1
Session 10: Data Management: If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t         Manage It – Part 2

On-Site Training

Nonprofits of all sizes can access a variety of training opportunities that include emerging nonprofit trends, leadership, technology,
finance, human resources, communications, fundraising, and more. To register for any upcoming Professional Development opportunities, select any of the trainings listed below or visit our Professional Development calendar.

Health, Human and Social Services
Vicarious Trauma: Managing the Fire Without Getting Burned by the Flames (Approved for 5 CEC hours)
Servicing the Aging Community

Human Resources
Relationship Management & Communication Needs

Appreciating Generational Differences

Leadership and Management
Public Speaking & Multimedia Presentations

Leader as Coach
Managing People 3-part Certificate Series
Project Management for Nonprofits 3-part Certificate Series (September)
Project Management for Nonprofits 3-part Certificate Series (December)

Social Media and Marketing
Digital Marketing Series for Nonprofits Winter 2018-2019

Part 1: Nonprofit Website 3.0
Part 2: Powerful Social Networking
Part 3: The ABCs of Digital Copywriting & Content Creation
Part 4: Optimizing Your Digital Toolbox
Part 5: Harness the Power of PR & Mass Media
Part 6: Public Speaking and Multimedia Presentations

Electronic Learning Resources


Relias is the leader in online training and compliance solutions for the Health & Human Services market. Relias helps our member organizations address organizational and compliance challenges like staff development, business improvement, and job specific training. The Relias Learning Management System allows organizations to manage the entire training process on a user-friendly, flexible platform.

To ask questions and get a free online demonstration of the Relias Learning Management System, request a demo today. Just a few minutes will show you how an organizational subscription for Relias Learning’s web-based online learning program can save you time, money and help manage your organization’s training requirements. Alliance members receive a 15% discount on all courses.