Core Subjects in Nonprofit Technology


Participate in a 10-week intensive online training cohort that covers foundational topics for technology across all departments of an organization.

This training fulfills one of the major requirements to complete the Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate or can be taken as a stand-alone offering.


Each week’s topic takes place across a week-long period in our online training center. Participants complete a pre-reading, answer knowledge check questions, attend online trainings, and submit a homework assignment for Faculty review.


“This program has been amazing – the classes, homework, and how it is structured have made it very accessible. And your support!”

– Aja Tashjian,
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (June 2016)


The Core Subjects program costs $750 for NTEN members and $1,500 for non-members.

Topics Covered

  • Leadership: Culture and Change Management
  • Transformative Leadership
  • Digital Strategy
  • Social Media
  • IT Planning
  • Data Management
  • Metrics and Evaluation
  • Campaigns

In addition to the 8 weekly topics, there is a final project which provides further opportunity to receive direct feedback from faculty on the topic most relevant to you.

The Core Subjects program is offered twice each year, in fall and spring.

Professional Certificate Credit

This qualifies for the Core Subjects requirement of the Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate

CFRE Credit

This training event qualifies for 24 Approved CFRE credits.

CAE Credit

This training event qualifies for 12 Approved CAE credits.


Learn more and register for the next cohort.


Please email us with any questions.


Thank you to Microsoft Philanthropies for their support of this program!