You have a mission. TechSoup Courses can get you there.

Expert-led tech training designed for nonprofits and libraries. What will you learn next?

Grant Writing and Management

Grant Writing and Management

Many nonprofits and libraries are interested in attracting grant funding to help support their work. But navigating the grant world can seem mysterious and overwhelming. Without the money to hire experts, how can your organization understand the grantseeking process and prepare to succeed?

This track consists of five comprehensive courses that will help set you up for success in your grant seeking process. Explore the learning objectives to see what each course provides.

To view course descriptions view the track content and go to the bottom of the page.

Grant Writing and Management 101 - What Grant Writing & Management Is All About
Grant Writing and Management 101 - What Grant Writing & Management Is All About
Grant Writing and Management 102 - Assessing Your Organization's Grant Readiness
Grant Writing and Management 102 - Assessing Your Organization's Grant Readiness
Grant Writing and Management 201 - Developing Your Grant Proposal Narrative (Main Text)
Grant Writing and Management 201 - Developing Your Grant Proposal Narrative (Main Text)
Grant Writing and Management 202 - Developing Your Grant Proposal Budget and Administrative Pieces
Grant Writing and Management 202 - Developing Your Grant Proposal Budget and Administrative Pieces
Grant Writing and Management 203 - Targeting Your Proposal Package to the Right Prospective Funders
Grant Writing and Management 203 - Targeting Your Proposal Package to the Right Prospective Funders
Mastering Your New CRM/Database: Migration & Beyond

Mastering Your New CRM/Database: Migration & Beyond

You might be moving from using Excel spreadsheets into your first real database. Or you may be moving from a system that your organization has outgrown into a shiny new CRM. Moving into a new database can be expensive, risky, and time-consuming. And after all this hard work, it's not over yet! The first six months after your migration are critical to getting a good return on your investment.

This course track will help you:

  • Understand the ins and outs of a migration project and do your part to keep the work moving along on time and on budget.
  • Focus on the right things and develop a concrete plan to manage your new system effectively
201 Database and CRM Migration - Prepare for Your Big Move
201 Database and CRM Migration - Prepare for Your Big Move
202 Getting a Good Return on Your CRM Investment
202 Getting a Good Return on Your CRM Investment
Ask the Expert - CRM/Database Migration & Beyond.  Event Recording from Sept. 2020
Ask the Expert - CRM/Database Migration & Beyond. Event Recording from Sept. 2020
Nonprofit Data and Impact Measurement Mega-Pack

Nonprofit Data and Impact Measurement Mega-Pack

Nonprofit Data and Impact Measurement Mega-Pack

  • Do you have more data than you know what to do with?
  • Do you want to maximize your data so you can tell your impact stories?
  • Do you want to build dynamic dashboards?

If you answered yes, then this course track is for you. Start with the basics of Excel, walk through the process of selecting, collecting and analyzing data with our data experts in our Simple Measures Course and develop your skills using PowerBI.

Ask the Expert - Power BI: Live event recorded on February, 2020
Ask the Expert - Power BI: Live event recorded on February, 2020
Excel 101 - Learn the Basics
Excel 101 - Learn the Basics
Excel 102 - Editing and Formatting Text
Excel 102 - Editing and Formatting Text
Excel 103 - Designing Your Worksheets
Excel 103 - Designing Your Worksheets
Excel 104 - Using Formulas, Functions and Calculations
Excel 104 - Using Formulas, Functions and Calculations
Excel 105 - Using Functions to Format Text
Excel 105 - Using Functions to Format Text
Excel 106 - Formatting and Analyzing Charts
Excel 106 - Formatting and Analyzing Charts
Power BI 101 - Learn the Basics
Power BI 101 - Learn the Basics
Power BI 102 - Seeing all the Pieces
Power BI 102 - Seeing all the Pieces
Power BI 201 - Dealing with Data
Power BI 201 - Dealing with Data
Power BI 202 - Visualizing and Sharing Data
Power BI 202 - Visualizing and Sharing Data
Impact Measurement - Simple Measures, Big Results
Impact Measurement - Simple Measures, Big Results
Email Marketing for Nonprofits and Libraries Bundle

Email Marketing for Nonprofits and Libraries Bundle

This self-paced, five-course track will show you how to create and implement an effective email marketing strategy. We'll cover segmenting and customizing your email marketing messages and content for better results, goal setting, benchmarking and analytics as well as discuss the best frequency for your email campaigns to optimize your response rates and budget. Whether you are a marketing maven or a newbie, you'll come away with a deep understanding of how to integrate email with online and offline marketing channels for a successfully integrated campaign.

*Course fees are non-refundable.


Email Marketing 101: How to Get Started Building Your Email Marketing Strategy
Email Marketing 101: How to Get Started Building Your Email Marketing Strategy
Email Marketing 201: Goal Setting and Benchmarking (Analytics are Fun!)
Email Marketing 201: Goal Setting and Benchmarking (Analytics are Fun!)
Email Marketing 202: The Importance of Target Lists
Email Marketing 202: The Importance of Target Lists
Email Marketing 203: Segmenting Your Targets and Growing Your Email List
Email Marketing 203: Segmenting Your Targets and Growing Your Email List
Email Marketing 204: How to Stand Out in Your Audience’s Email Inbox
Email Marketing 204: How to Stand Out in Your Audience’s Email Inbox
Google Ad Grant Seminar Series

Google Ad Grant Seminar Series

We want to help you spend $120,000 in Google’s advertising money this year. You can unlock this potential through the Google Ad Grant for Nonprofits, which will help you bring in traffic to your nonprofit’s website and amplify your digital impact. Our four-part seminar series will walk you through the grant application process and show you the special nuances of working within a grant account.

Recording of live events to provide program updates to Seminar 1 & 2!

Google Ad Grant Seminar 1: What is the Google Ad Grant?
Google Ad Grant Seminar 1: What is the Google Ad Grant?
Google Ad Grant Seminar 2: How Do You Build Ads?
Google Ad Grant Seminar 2: How Do You Build Ads?
Google Ad Grant Seminar 3: How Do You Find Great Keywords and Write Compelling Ad Copy?
Google Ad Grant Seminar 3: How Do You Find Great Keywords and Write Compelling Ad Copy?
Google Ad Grant Seminar 4: How Do You Manage and Optimize Your Account for Conversions?
Google Ad Grant Seminar 4: How Do You Manage and Optimize Your Account for Conversions?
Social Media Marketing For Nonprofits

Social Media Marketing For Nonprofits

Social media success can seem elusive to the small nonprofit. Without the money to hire an outside agency or even a full time person, how can you keep up with all of the changes? Can you really raise money using these platforms? The good news is that small but mighty organizations can use the power and potential of these platforms to raise funds, connect with supporters, and drive impact. In this four-course self-paced series, we’ll share tips and tricks for running effective social media fundraising campaigns that accomplish measurable results. Whether you’re a total newbie to the social media landscape or you’re a social media superstar, you’ll walk away with new ideas for ways to use these platforms to connect with donors and elevate your fundraising.

*Course fees are non-refundable.

Social Media Marketing 101: How to Get Started With Social Media for Fundraising for Your Nonprofit
Social Media Marketing 101: How to Get Started With Social Media for Fundraising for Your Nonprofit
Social Media Marketing 201: How to Build an Engaged Audience on Social Media
Social Media Marketing 201: How to Build an Engaged Audience on Social Media
Social Media Marketing 202: Problem Solving Coaching Session - Challenges and Solutions - No more excuses!
Social Media Marketing 202: Problem Solving Coaching Session - Challenges and Solutions - No more excuses!
Social Media Marketing 203: How to Measure Social Media Success
Social Media Marketing 203: How to Measure Social Media Success
Google Analytics Dashboards and More!

Google Analytics Dashboards and More!

Want to learn the latest and greatest about Google Analytics? We have two new live events, May 22 and May 29, 2019, with our Whole Whale expert to update us on what's been happening with that platform and how you can best take advantage of new features.

May 22, 2019:

Google Analytics 102 Live Event

Building Great Reports with Google Data Studio

May 29, 2019:

Google Analytics 202 Live Event

Need to catch up on your Google Analytics know-how? Check out our first Google Analytics courses here!

*Course fees are non-refundable.

Google Analytics 102: How to Build Google Analytics Dashboards like a Boss
Google Analytics 102: How to Build Google Analytics Dashboards like a Boss
Google Analytics 202 Using Analytics to Answer: Who is on my website?
Google Analytics 202 Using Analytics to Answer: Who is on my website?
All Access Pass to Successful Tech Planning

All Access Pass to Successful Tech Planning

This on-demand technology planning track will help you get out of the technology doldrums so that you can assess your organization’s technology infrastructure and address your current and future needs. At the end of the learning track, you’ll have a fully realized tactical technology action plan to guide your organization.

*Course fees are nonrefundable.

 Tech Planning 101: Getting Started and Assessing Your IT Infrastructure
Tech Planning 101: Getting Started and Assessing Your IT Infrastructure
Tech Planning 201: Developing a Data Strategy
Tech Planning 201: Developing a Data Strategy
Tech Planning 202: Organizing Online Communications
Tech Planning 202: Organizing Online Communications
Tech Planning 203: Putting Your Tech Plan into Action
Tech Planning 203: Putting Your Tech Plan into Action
Cybersecurity Bundle

Cybersecurity Bundle

After completing this on-demand track, you will understand the five steps to protect yourself and your ability to serve the people you serve. You will also learn practical approaches to make your organization safer, and protect its ability to have social impact.

*Course fees are non-refundable.

Cybersecurity 101: How to Become a Human Firewall
Cybersecurity 101: How to Become a Human Firewall
Cybersecurity 201: How to Make Your Organization Safe
Cybersecurity 201: How to Make Your Organization Safe
Intro to Communication for Fundraising

Intro to Communication for Fundraising

In this track, you will learn what you need to communicate effectively with your fundraising, from creating an effective invitation to your annual big fundraiser to using social media to improve you reach.

This track costs $25

Adobe Absolute Beginners: Create a Fundraiser Invitation Using InDesign
Adobe Absolute Beginners: Create a Fundraiser Invitation Using InDesign
Social Media Marketing 101: How to Get Started With Social Media for Fundraising for Your Nonprofit
Social Media Marketing 101: How to Get Started With Social Media for Fundraising for Your Nonprofit
Storymakers - Digital Storytelling for Beginners
Storymakers - Digital Storytelling for Beginners
Fundraising for Nonprofits

Fundraising for Nonprofits

We’ve bundled all of our fundraising courses into a track for easy access! From creating a winning fundraising invitation to tackling how to use best technology and social media, this track includes what you need for effective and dynamic fundraising.

Adobe Absolute Beginners: Create a Fundraiser Invitation Using InDesign
Adobe Absolute Beginners: Create a Fundraiser Invitation Using InDesign
Fundraising Software Seminar 1: How to Evaluate Your Fundraising System
Fundraising Software Seminar 1: How to Evaluate Your Fundraising System
Fundraising Software Seminar 2: Identifying Your Organization Needs
Fundraising Software Seminar 2: Identifying Your Organization Needs
Fundraising Software Seminar 3:  Managing the Demo Process
Fundraising Software Seminar 3: Managing the Demo Process
Fundraising Software Seminar 4: Planning for Implementation
Fundraising Software Seminar 4: Planning for Implementation
Social Media Marketing 101: How to Get Started With Social Media for Fundraising for Your Nonprofit
Social Media Marketing 101: How to Get Started With Social Media for Fundraising for Your Nonprofit
Storymakers - Digital Storytelling for Beginners
Storymakers - Digital Storytelling for Beginners
Branding for Nonprofits Bundle

Branding for Nonprofits Bundle

With a solid foundation, you can begin to implement good design practices and build brand guidelines for your organization. After completing these on-demand courses, you will be able to evaluate branded visual content using design standards and apply best practices in developing a cohesive brand.

*All course fees are non-refundable.

This track costs $50

Branding Basics for Nonprofits 101
Branding Basics for Nonprofits 101
Branding for Nonprofits 201: Applying Best Practices for Design
Branding for Nonprofits 201: Applying Best Practices for Design
Get Your Design Learner's Permit

Get Your Design Learner's Permit

Before you get on the freeway, you gotta build your confidence with the basics. Get up to speed on how to create and manipulate images and graphics, and understand design concepts. These on-demand courses will put you on the road to design success! Vroom!

*All course fees are non-refundable.

This track costs $40

Adobe Absolute Beginners: Create a Fundraiser Invitation Using InDesign
Adobe Absolute Beginners: Create a Fundraiser Invitation Using InDesign
Adobe Absolute Beginners: Getting Started with Illustrator
Adobe Absolute Beginners: Getting Started with Illustrator
Adobe Absolute Beginners: Photoshop 101
Adobe Absolute Beginners: Photoshop 101
Branding Basics for Nonprofits 101
Branding Basics for Nonprofits 101
Web Design Best Practices 101
Web Design Best Practices 101
Disaster Preparedness for Nonprofit Organizations

Disaster Preparedness for Nonprofit Organizations

Why do we need to prepare for disasters and how should we prepare? Learn with the disaster preparedness experts in this course track about how to plan at individual, organizational and technology levels, so that your organization is more resilient should a disaster strike in the future.

Disaster Preparedness for Nonprofit Organizations - 101
Disaster Preparedness for Nonprofit Organizations - 101
Disaster Preparedness for Nonprofit Organizations - 201
Disaster Preparedness for Nonprofit Organizations - 201
Disaster Preparedness for Nonprofit Organizations - 202
Disaster Preparedness for Nonprofit Organizations - 202
Disaster Preparedness for Nonprofit Organizations - 203
Disaster Preparedness for Nonprofit Organizations - 203
Creating an Engaging Virtual Event, Meeting, or Conference

Creating an Engaging Virtual Event, Meeting, or Conference

Get ready to produce engaging, fun, and informative virtual events in this 3 course track! Planning a digital event is an exciting opportunity to engage audiences far and wide. 

In the 101 course, you’ll learn the basics of setting up a digital event, as well as how to make the experience interactive for your audience. Learn how to use video conferencing platforms, and best tips and tricks for staffing, budgets and evaluations.

In the 201 course, we will look at how to create, build and manage a more complex event. We will explore best practices for creating a seamless audience experience from hearing about the event to post-event connections. 

In the Ask the Expert, Mart will answer all your virtual event questions while tapping into her 15 year of experience in the industry. She’ll also have a ton of tips and tricks to help make your events a huge success.

Creating an Engaging Virtual Event, Meeting or Conference 101
Creating an Engaging Virtual Event, Meeting or Conference 101
Creating an Engaging Virtual Event, Meeting, or Conference 201
Creating an Engaging Virtual Event, Meeting, or Conference 201
Ask the Expert - Producing Virtual Events, Meetings, or Conferences Using Teams: Live event December 8, 2020, 12 pm PST
Ask the Expert - Producing Virtual Events, Meetings, or Conferences Using Teams: Live event December 8, 2020, 12 pm PST