For Nonprofit Staff, Board Members, and Partners
Advance your career and strengthen your daily work with accessible professional development.

Philanthropy is a constantly evolving field. Let us help you navigate the sector with cutting-edge research, tools, and strategies you can use to develop or update your approach.

Our professional development offerings for nonprofits are designed to strengthen your teams, tools, and thinking for better impact. Courses are designed for practitioners at all stages in their careers — from students to seasoned executives — and organizations of all sizes and mission areas.

World-Class Learning
Executive Learning
Practices and tools to assist you in leading your teams and organization.
Board Development
Courses and guidance for those serving or planning to serve on nonprofit boards.
Cohort Experiences
Rich learning environments for peer learning, innovation, and expert support.

Through the Johnson Center’s group coaching program, I learned that there are so many of us in the nonprofit sector who want to lean on each other, share each other’s triumphs and failures, and lend a hand in developing the plan for positive change. We are stronger together.”

Bethann Egan

Executive Director, In the Image

Bethann Egan

Executive Director, In the Image

Introduction to Board Service taught me the value of asking more questions during board meetings — even seemingly simple or basic questions. They can reveal so much to help you to know your organization better. After this training, I can play a more engaged role with the organization I serve.”

Joeseph Cialdella

Board Member, Michigan Humanities

Joeseph Cialdella

Board Member, Michigan Humanities

Building Inclusive Boardrooms

Nonprofits are eager to support more diverse and inclusive board leadership, yet progress remains slow. We believe that a community-wide approach to increasing nonprofits’ capacity to foster inclusive boardrooms, and preparing more individuals to serve on boards, can effectively address this longstanding challenge. 

I took the nonprofit board training years ago — it changed my life! This program really gave me insight and knowledge to serve effectively as an elected official. I highly recommend it!”

Monica Sparks

Kent County Commissioner

Monica Sparks

Kent County Commissioner

We found so much value in the board service training program that it is now a part of our on-boarding process.”

Jane Eppard

Executive Director, Family Hope Foundation

Jane Eppard

Executive Director, Family Hope Foundation

Ready to learn more? Let’s talk.

Contact us for more information about our trainings for nonprofit organizations.