The University of Iowa

On-Demand Learning Opportunities

This page lists self-paced and on-demand training opportunities. Those that would count toward the annual six hours of required training to be listed on the LAWINRC Register of Accountability are indicated with an asterisk (*). Other training may also apply. Report your completed training hours to the LAWINRC by using our form. 

Candid Learning

8 Steps for Cultivating Relationships with Individual Donors

Building strong donor relationships is critical to achieving fundraising success. Join our on-demand course to learn proven techniques for communicating your cause to potential donors and cultivating long-term relationships. You’ll also leave this training ready to assess your circles of influence to identify prospective new donors.

Cost: $45

Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You?

Starting a nonprofit can seem terrifically complicated. Is it worth it?  This class can help you decide.

In this session you’ll learn the legal and logistical elements necessary to start a successful nonprofit.  You’ll also learn about possible alternatives to starting your own nonprofit that you may not have considered.  Finally, you’ll be introduced to a tool that will help you assess your own readiness to move forward. 

Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Outline the steps required to start a nonprofit
  • Assess the alternatives to starting a nonprofit
  • Complete the nonprofit startup assessment tool to determine where you are in the startup process and identify the next steps you should take
  • Access additional resources to help you in your journey

This free, online course is a good one for those thinking about starting or in the process of starting a nonprofit. 

Qualifies for 1 CFRE point.

Online Proposal Writing Course

On-demand, self-paced training

Estimated time to complete this course: 8–12 hours

Current rate $200 (discounted from $225).

Learn how to craft a competitive grant proposal at your own pace with our most popular on-demand course. Get help mastering the art of proposal writing step by step, from the cover letter to the conclusion and everything in between, including online application forms.

Government Grants 101

On-demand, self-paced training

Estimated time to complete this course: 3–4 hours
Price: $45

Where do you begin when applying for government funding for the first time? In this newly launched course, we’ll show you how to find grant opportunities, assess your readiness to apply for government grants, and adapt your proposal writing skills for the government arena.

This course qualifies for 3 CFRE points.

How to Cultivate Meaningful Relationships with Funders

The world of foundation fundraising is increasingly competitive. You're building strong programs, doing your research, and sending in proposals to the funders that care about your work. 
What more could you be doing? Our self-paced learning course will outline how to authentically engage foundations without (always) asking for money.

Estimated time to complete: 2-3 hours

Cost: $45 (reduced from $69)

Qualifies for 1.25 CFRE points

Create a free login at Candid Learning to register.


Internal Revenue Service

*Small to Mid-Size Tax Exempt Organization Workshop

The IRS offers a series of ten, free, on-demand webinars to help nonprofit workers better understand issues surrounding 501(c)(3) organizations such as applying for and maintaining tax-exempt status, an overview of the Form 990, unrelated business income, and more.

*IRS Video Portal

The IRS Video Portal has a tab with on-demand training specifically for Charities and Nonprofits. Presentations and videos may be accessed at no charge, at any time. 


Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Nonprofit Management Essentials

Nonprofit Management Essentials is a suite of online resources provided free to nonprofit organizations. The content was designed to build foundational awareness across a broad range of topics that support successful nonprofits.

  • Facilitation Videos: In Module 1, short video segments teach you how to structure and facilitate your own cohort learning experience using our NME on-demand video content.
  • Facilitation Activities: In Module 2, a DIY facilitation manual includes activities, work sheets and discussion questions for your group.

Detail and registration.


Mobile Cause

After the Ask: How to Keep Your Donors Once the Crisis Ends

  • On-Demand webinar
  • Price: Free

Your nonprofit has been hard at work dealing with the impact of coronavirus on your community and organization. You’ve likely brought in new donors during this time, but what next? How do you bring them onboard in the right way to create loyalty past the pandemic at hand?

Details and registration.

Nonprofit Learning Lab

Past webinars from the Nonprofit Learning Lab may be downloaded at no charge from the membership organization, Nonprofit Learning Lab. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the download link and list of sample topics.