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.
Transforming global development from the ground up
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Learn More about our Partners