Engaging Your Community

Members $125/Non-members $250

NTEN courses run for one week and are offered twice a year.

I thought this was an excellent intro-level course that gave me a solid framework for evaluating what my organization was doing well for community engagement, terms, and definitions that align with other aspects of our marketing efforts and the numerous real-world examples that were included.
Former Engaging Your Community participant

Course Overview


Identify and evaluate the current ways your cause or organization provides opportunities for community engagement

Strategic Planning

Determine which engagement strategies will best achieve the community connections your organization aspires to develop or strengthen

Change Management

Acquire capabilities to effectively communicate and influence the adoption of these best practices


In nonprofits, community engagement is often key to our missions—it’s how we get members, supporters, advocates, and donors. But how do you know which tactics work best? And what tools and resources are there to help you in your work?

We’ll explore how you can use technology along the various stages of a community engagement continuum, from showing that we understand and care about our community to enabling direct participation and collaboration. Course materials will showcase examples of online community engagement tactics used by various nonprofits, including common pitfalls and integration with offline activities.

Blended courses run for one week and offer a mix of self-paced and live events to offer both the flexibility you need with the personal connection you want.

Earn While You Learn - Professional Credits

In addition to our own Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate, NTEN is an approved provider for a number of other professional credentials programs. This course qualifies for the following credits:


NTEN Professional Certificate