On-Site Group Education

Building Skills and Competency for Groups: Staff, Board, Volunteers, Associations & Members

The Nonprofit Center can work with you to tailor any educational program to fit your unique organization, staff, volunteers, board, membership or association. We bring the education and training on-site to accommodate your scheduling needs and budgetary restrictions.

These classes, delivered at your site,  are a great time saver when multiple individuals or groups need to enhance their skills and bring the added advantage of a team-building shared capacity-building experience. We can also create a customized package of related programs, including our highly regarded Certificate programs.

The range of topics for On-Site Group Education is as varied as the nonprofit sector is itself, and includes most of the courses offered in our annual Education Guide. Other popular subjects include:

  • A wide range of Human Resources topics, such as supervisory management,  employee performance management, interpersonal skills and communications, harassment in the workplace, diversity, employee benefits, managing change, effective teamwork and problem-solving/decision making
  • Customized Certificates 
  • Fundraising, including planned giving and endowments, case studies and feasibility studies
  • Volunteer management
  • Financial management, asset management and business planning
  • Board of Directors leadership advancement, such as: best practices in board governance, resource development, board recruitment and retention, and financial management
  • Strategic planning
  • Marketing

What are the benefits of on-site group education?

  • Cost-effective — great ROI
  • Personalization
  • Time-saving
  • Convenient
  • Flexible schedule and program length
  • Motivating
  • Simultaneous, organization-wide capacity-building
  • Enables like-organizations to collaborate on a training for all their members/associates.

Please email Lori Moffa at [email protected] to start a discussion about how we can work with your organization to deliver a program specific to your current situation and future needs and goals.

Read the article in the Guidestar newsletter about how organizations are using On-Site Group Education to save money and reach a larger audience >

“On-site group education is wonderful.  PYSC was able to choose our favorite Nonprofit Center course, Effective Nonprofit Governance, and have it presented to our members at our office.  This was convenient, cost-effective and allowed our members the chance to ask individual and personalized questions.  Having {the facilitator} speak directly to our members was so valuable and we’re still hearing great feedback.  Even our most mature and experienced nonprofit members said this course should be required for everyone in our sector.”
-Jessie Dean, Member Program and Administrative Coordinator, Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative

“The Discovery Orchestra has taken advantage of the wonderful benefit of on-site training as part of our Nonprofit Center membership.  The Nonprofit Center has provided us with facilitators who bring so much expertise and skill, as well as encouragement and tools for our board and staff to utilize.  The best part is that these training sessions are customized specifically to our organization.”
-Virginia Johnston, Executive DirectorThe Discovery Orchestra

Financial support may be available for On-site Education through TD Bank’s Training Resource Fund.