• Accelerating Local Impact & Strengthening Leadership Where It Matters Most

    Philanthropy University is a digital learning platform that provides local civil society organizations with the knowledge and resources needed to better serve their communities.

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    Sparking Opportunity With The Resource Foundation

    Philanthropy University is proud to partner with The Resource Foundation in bringing training and best practices to local civil society organizations throughout the Americas.

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    With your small donation, you provide a passionate changemaker with free access to the knowledge needed to save his or her nonprofit from closing its doors.

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    Building A Better World From The Ground Up

    Civil society plays a critical role in achieving the shared agenda outlined by the Sustainable Development Goals; and yet, many of these organizations do not have access to the tools & resources needed to grow their impact. Learn how Philanthropy University builds the capacity of local organizations, to make #5000stronger by 2020.


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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