From the Workplace to the Cloud: The Future of Nonprofit Training and Development

Problem Statement

According to a recent NTEN survey, the majority of nonprofit professionals view technology-based or online learning as more effective than classroom training, but most struggle to provide consistent, engaging online learning opportunities to their employees, volunteers, and beneficiaries.

Technology-based learning is generally viewed as a more efficient way to train employees, board members, volunteers, or beneficiaries. For many nonprofits, however, these online training sessions are limited to webinars and YouTube videos. Whether their challenge is lack of resources, lack of expertise, or lack of time, professionals in a variety of roles struggle to deploy traditional e-learning and have yet to take advantage of emerging forms such as mobile learning, social communities, and micro-learning.

Based on findings from our recent report, Online and in the Office: The State of Technology-Based Learning in the Nonprofit Sector, this session will explore some of the barriers to using technology-based learning and provide some actionable steps your nonprofit can take to move more of your training from in-person to online.

Rebecca Petersen
Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation

Lyndal Cairns
Nonprofit Technology Network
Membership and Engagement Director
Lyndal Cairns is the Membership & Engagement Director at NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network.