• Pushing Innovative Capacity Building Further

    Echidna Giving selects Philanthropy University to receive a $500,000 grant to fund experimental and programmatic activities on the learning platform over the next two years.

  • Philanthropy University wins Shorty Award for Developing Nations category

    We are honored to join the winning influencers, brands, and organizations who use social media to transform their image, built communities, and spread important messages.

  • Scott Jackson on Creating Social Impact

    Scott Jackson, President and CEO of Global Impact, talks to Philanthropy University about the changing philanthropic landscape and the role each of us – learners, nonprofits, and leaders – plays within that.

  • Accelerating Impact & Strengthening Leadership Where It Matters Most

    Philanthropy University is a digital learning platform that provides locally-led organizations with the knowledge and resources needed to better serve their communities.

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    Building A Better World From The Ground Up

    Civil society organizations play a critical role in achieving #Agenda2030, yet many do not have access to much needed resources.


Transforming global development from the ground up

We see a world where local civil society organizations in the Global South have the knowledge, resources and support they need to effectively address sustainable development challenges.

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Helping our learners bring change to their organizations

Designed for learners and local organizations in the Global South but open to all, our free online University helps nonprofit leaders become more effective in their work and unlock greater impact in their organizations.

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Learner Stories

What the community is saying

From combating natural disasters to providing school materials for children in need our learners come from across the globe and are changing the world.

Elvis Nshimba

Elvis Nshimba is Program Coordinator and Teacher with Malaika. Malaika is a non-profit U.S. based organization operating in Kalebuka, DRC. The organization’s mission is to empower Congolese girls and their communities through education.

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Katia Madrid and Cristina Paulsen

Katia and Cristina co-founded Kapchiy Foundation, which aims to design and promote workshops and seminars of different art disciplines for underprivileged children and teenagers in public schools in Chile.

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Dike Clement

Dike Clement is the Executive Director of Africommunity Technology Development Center. With his passion for education, he has helped over 5,000 young people through his tutorial programs. Courses help build his confidence in pursuing their mission.

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Alokesh Sharma

Alokesh Sharma, founder and director of the Kshamtalaya Foundation and Aafaaq Foundation, took Philanthropy University courses to learn more about designing programs, managing documentation and overseeing operations for the organizations.

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Alejandro Silva Diaz

Alejandro is the executive director of Mentes Puertorriqueñas en Acción, a local organization in Puerto Rico. He found Philanthropy University courses integral to his work. The fundraising course he took helped him to focus his efforts on relationship building.

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Fadera Williams

Fadera is the president of an organization that supports sustainable development, with a focus on environmental advocacy and youth development. Inspired by a Philanthropy University course, her organizational strategy significantly shifted.

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Betty Mbithi

Betty is the founder of an organization focused on mentoring and coaching young girls and women on entrepreneurship skills, digital literacy and personal development. Betty attributes Philanthropy University with her biggest accomplishment: becoming a co-founder.

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More Than Just Courses & Communities


We recognize and reward our most promising learners and their organizations, giving them the profile, support and funding they need to strengthen their work and build their resilience.

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We bring our learners together with other leaders from government, business and philanthropy to celebrate the achievements of local organizations and mobilize action in support of their efforts year-round.

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We work with best-in-class partners who share our deep commitment in building the capacity of local organizations. Our partners provide expertise, local connections, world-class training, content, funding and much more.

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