• At Philanthropy University we

    Accelerate Impact

    Our tailored courses and active communities provide leaders in the social sector with the tools they need to increase their organization’s impact.

  • At Philanthropy University we


    Through our awards program, we celebrate the most promising learners on our platform, offering them new paths to capital so they can invest in their future and the futures of those they serve.

  • At Philanthropy University we

    Inspire impact

    Our Annual Forum brings together local development leaders with forward-thinking donors, policymakers and businesses.  


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.

The University

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.

Puerto Rico

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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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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