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 Robin Woodbury.

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.

Webinar Series:
Finance for the Nonprofit Administrator is comprised of ten essential topics for anyone involved in finance at a nonprofit. 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 webinar is 30 minutes.

Session 1: The Importance of Finance and Current Industry Trends
Session 2: Financial Tools, Financial Reporting, and Budgeting Part 1
Session 3: Financial Tools, Financial Reporting, and Budgeting Part 2
Session 4: Best Practices within Finance
Session 5: The Value and Importance of Benchmarking and Balanced         Scorecards
Session 6: Analysis Paralysis: The downside of developing too much         financial information
Session 7: Common Tools and Methodology within Financial Activity
Session 8: The Value of Technology within Financial Planning and         Analysis
Session 9: Transparency and Supporting Documentation
Session 10: The Future of Financial Planning for Nonprofits

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.

Leadership and Management
Public Speaking & Multimedia Presentations

Managing People 3-Part Certificate Series
Building a Culture of Accountability

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

Business Development
Intermediate Grant Proposal Writing Workshop

Two Day Grant Proposal Writing Workshop

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.