Nonprofit Resources and Training

The Area Foundation offers nonprofits a range of programs and resources beyond our grantmaking, investment and endowment services.

Supporting and sustaining nonprofits is a critical part of the Area Foundation’s efforts to strengthen our community.

Who We Are

To that end, we proudly offer affordable, high quality training programs that strengthen nonprofits – staff members, board members and volunteers.

How We Do It

We know that strong nonprofit organizations have a positive and powerful impact on our community. To strengthen organizations and staff, we offer:

View All Upcoming Trainings, Classes, Workshops, & More!

Training for Nonprofits

The Area Foundation offers a range of nonprofit-related courses and workshops to build your capacity and sustain your organization. 

Our Leadership Development programs are designed to build skills for mid-level managers to Executives and Board members.

We offer the following:

1

Certificate
Programs

Certificate Programs in General Nonprofit Management, Fundraising and Grant Writing that include peer learning.

2

Executive
Leadership Program

Nonprofit executive leadership programs through the HOLT Values-Based Leadership Fellows program.

3

Mid-Level
Manager Program

A supervisory and management program for mid-level managers taught by university faculty that emphasizes real-world application.

4

Board
Training

Board training programs that prepares individuals to be effective board members.

5

Membership
Program

A nonprofit membership program that includes additional benefits to enhance our partnership.

Trainings

The Area Foundation offers a range of nonprofit-related courses and workshops to build your capacity and sustain your organization. 

Training will include the following:

  • Power Leader Workshops
  • Fundraising Certificate
  • Grant-writing Certificate
  • Individual Workshops

Leadership Development Programs

Our Leadership Development programs are designed to build skills for mid-level managers to Executives and Board members.

We offer the following:

  • Nonprofit Management Certificate Program
  • Supervisory and Management Program
  • HOLT Fellows Program
  • Board Training

Resources for Nonprofits

We know that strong nonprofit organizations have a positive and powerful impact on our community. To support organizations and staff, we offer the following resources:

Meeting Space

Temporarily Closed due to ongoing office relocation.

Resource Room

Temporarily Closed due to ongoing office relocation.

Membership

Join our Nonprofit Membership Program to enjoy exclusive benefits that will enhance your mission.

Research and Reports

We invite your to read and share our research papers.

Where Should You Start?

Resource Info Sessions:

To learn more about the programs and resources the Area Foundation offers for nonprofits, attend one of our Resource Information Sessions. You’ll learn about and our agency funds, training and professional development for nonprofits, our membership program and our library.

Sessions will resume once we are in our new location. Stay tuned!

Guidelines

As a Candid partner, the Area Foundation is a member of a global network of more than 400 libraries, community foundations, and other resource centers that, for more than 50 years, have been bringing vital funding data and knowledge to the nonprofit community. This includes access to the Foundation Directory Online, a powerful search tool, that has information on over 240,000 U.S. Foundations. Nonprofits can visit our library to search the Directory for access to information about grantmakers and the grant they’ve made.

This service is currently unavailable due to office relocation. Stay tuned for updates.

Nonprofit Resources

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Meeting Space

We offer 8,000 square feet to the community with a range of meeting rooms for 8 to 120 people.

Nonprofit organizations are able use our onsite conference rooms at a highly subsidized rate for educational and charitable purposes. With free parking at the centrally-located Pearl and onsite amenities, our rooms book up quickly. Though any qualified 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), or 170(c)(1) entity can utilize our space, nonprofit members have additional privileges.

Training For Nonprofits

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