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

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leading academics and development leaders worldwide

Our free online University accelerates 
the impact of local organizations.

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By blending expert instruction and engaging content on an easy-to-use digital learning platform, Philanthropy University helps learners become more effective in their work and unlock greater impact in their organizations.



Coursework is supported by vibrant communities of practice where learners can connect with peers who share both professional interests and a deep commitment to improving the lives of people all over the world.

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Learner Stories

What the community is Saying

From combating natural disasters to providing school materials 
to children in need, our learners are changing the world.

Nigeria

Dike Clement

Dike Clement is the Executive Director of Africommunity Technology Development Center. With his passion for education, he has helped young people gain admission to higher institutions through his tutorial programs. Since founding the organization, this work has impacted more 5000 people.

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India

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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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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Nigeria

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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Kenya

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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Philanthorpy University’s
New Online 
Learning Platform

Our new platform offers tools for capacity building through our newest courses and communities of practice.

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capacity building 
course offerings

Created and delivered by leading academics and development professionals, our curriculum is optimized for learners and local organizations in 
the Global South.

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Global communities 
of practice

Our vibrant communities of practice allow you to share best practices, receive peer-to-peer support from other learners and offer crowd-sourced solutions across different geographies and sectors.