CharityVillage® eLearning is a series of self-paced, web-based courses.
They’re fun, practical, and easy-to-use.

Best of all, you’ll be building essential skills that you can start using immediately.

Standard price

$99 per user

Receive unlimited access for three months.

Special Value Bundles

$396.00 – $554.40 per user

Save 20% and complete the bundle within 12 months.

$895 for 10 users

3-step process
to help your board work as a team.

Each course is chock full of solid information and practical resources that you can download and keep on hand for future reference. Throughout each course, you’ll also find short, optional quizzes to help you make sure that you’re retaining the information. At the end of each course, you can take a final exam to earn a Certificate of Achievement.

If you’re looking for practical, high-quality training in the fundamentals, without spending major dollars on course fees and travel, eLearning at CharityVillage® is for you and your team. Each course is self-paced, meaning that you can take as much time or as little time as you need to work your way through it. Most people spend approximately 1-2 hours completing a course in one sitting, but how long you spend on a course is entirely up to you!

When you purchase a single course or a pre- set bundle, you have 12 months to complete the course(s). Once you open a course for the very first time, you have unlimited access for three months to complete it.


Reach out to us for organization licenses and discounts,
or to purchase courses in advance.


Using an interactive audiovisual approach, this is practical learning that is actually fun.


While we cover some of the theory and context, each course focuses on practical knowledge and skills that you can use now, within your budget.


Enjoy access to templates, web links and additional resource documents.

Easy to Use

All you need is a web browser. No special software, conference call numbers or waiting for an instructor.

High Value

High quality courses at affordable prices. Access courses one at a time or talk to us about our Value Bundles.


Applicable for points towards various professional certifications and recertification programs (CFRE, CVA and PAVRO).

Let’s Start Building
Your Skills!

Boards That Work

Serving on a board can be a very meaningful and rewarding experience. You have the opportunity to support an organization you care about, while also expanding your own knowledge, skills and network of relationships. This course is designed to help you understand how boards work.

Budgeting for Nonprofits

Need help creating and managing your organization’s budget? This course is divided into two parts and jam packed with the information you need to help you understand, create and manage your budget.

Case for Support

This course will help you to communicate your vision in an engaging way and to understand the framework of the modern case for support so you can be successful in creating a compelling appeal for financial support.

Corporate Sponsorship

Build lasting and valuable partnerships with corporate sponsors, no matter the size the organization. Learn to approach them effectively and how to build win-win relationships that can last for years.

Event Planning

Looking for ways to attract new donors, increase public awareness for your organization and educate your audience about your cause? Hosting an event is a great way to do just that! This course is designed to help you be successful in planning your event so you can reap the many tangible and intangible benefits it can offer.


Grantseeking can be both time consuming and time sensitive. It’s important you have the appropriate planning tools, tracking system and submission schedule in place. It’s also important that you know the funder’s motivations and assess if you have the capacity to deliver on them and fulfill their intentions for impact. This course is designed to help you do just that!

How Fundraising Works

This course offers a high-level overview of the key terms, concepts and principles of professional fundraising in Canada today.

Planned Giving

Launching a basic planned giving program can provide long-term security for your organization and ensure you’re not missing the opportunity to meaningfully engage your donors in supporting your work.

Proposal Writing

Every donor and funder requires a unique proposal. Therefore, it’s important to know your audience, application requirements, eligibility criteria and, most importantly, the proposal format that is being sought. This course is designed to help you write a successful funding proposal.

Receipting Charitable Gifts

Not sure how to establish the fair market value of that donated painting? Fretting over the charitable receipt amount for your next golf tournament or gala? Receipting Charitable Gifts in Canada answers these and many other common questions about receipting policies so you no longer have to worry if you’re playing by the rules or not.

Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning is a critical function of the board and one of the most crucial documents for an organization. This course is designed to take you through the essential factors and stages to ensure you and your organization can develop a strategic plan that will create a framework for making decisions and staying on purpose.

Volunteer Engagement

This course provides an introduction to the field of volunteer engagement and introduces you to a range of tools, studies and guides for those who are interested in developing, reviewing or redesigning a volunteer engagement program.

Writing Effective Policies and Procedures

Policies and procedures serve many purposes within an organization. Therefore, it’s important to understand the difference between the two and differentiate between a board policy and a management policy. It is also imperative to understand when policies and procedures are needed and how to develop and communicate clear policies and procedures. This course is designed to help you do just that.

Special Value Bundles

Save 20% when you enroll in bundled courses!

Special Events

Whether you’re planning a gala fundraising dinner, silent auction or bowl-a-thon, the Special Events Bundle brings together five eLearning courses to help you and your organization get the most out of your special events. Buy the Special Events Bundle for $396 and you’ll save 20% off the cost of purchasing each of these courses individually.

Management & Leadership Bundle

The Management & Leadership Bundle for Nonprofits brings together six eLearning courses that give managers and leaders (including board members!) a solid footing in critical areas of organizational management and development. Buy the Management & Leadership Bundle for $475.20 and you’ll save 20% off the cost of purchasing each of these courses individually.


Perfect for new fundraisers or seasoned pros who are looking to brush up on their skills, the Fundraising Bundle brings together seven eLearning courses to help you and your organization get the most out of your fundraising efforts. When purchasing the Fundraising Bundle at $554.40, you save 20% off the cost of purchasing each of these courses individually.

Better Board Kit

To help your board become more cohesive and more effective.

Better Board Kit

Do you feel that your board of directors is good but not great? That you could be moving your organization forward more effectively? That, somehow, there’s got to be a better way of getting things done? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then The Better Board Kit is here to help your board become more cohesive and more effective.

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