November 5, 2:00 – 3:00
Impact V and Benefits of Shared ServicesNovember 10, 9:00 – 10:15
What You Can Do to Retain Year-End Donors

November 10 – 12, 2:00 – 4:00 each day
QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits (Desktop)

November 17 – 19, 2:00 – 4:00 each day
QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits (Online)

December 3, 9:00 — 10:15
Women Give 2020: New research on gender
and online giving


Online courses for nonprofit staff, powered by MindEdge: Choose among seven courses on Nonprofit Management, or dive deeper in nine other categories: Career Building, Communication, Computer Applications, Creativity & Innovation, Data Analytics, HR Management, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Online Learning, Project Management, or Women in Business.

For a limited time, CNPE members get a 20% discount!

Whether you are looking to expand your skill set, earn professional credits, or learn something new, you can fit our online professional development courses and certificate programs into your busy schedule. We now offer more than 100 self-paced online courses, accessible from anywhere. Most of them cost $79. Nine certificate paths are available.


Need financial aid for a webinar? Apply for a course scholarship

We also offer a free, five-part Nonprofit Startup Clinic webinar, along with other resources new nonprofits will need.

Keep scrolling for information on (a) our Circles of Excellence, which bring together professionals in similar roles for essential peer support and (b) custom workshops we can offer to you and your team.

Questions? Ideas for an upcoming workshop? Contact our Director of Learning, Merv Antonio.

Circles of Excellence

A connected nonprofit community is a community equipped to excel. Healthy dialogue and relationship building are essential to generating the kind of informed, collaborative nonprofit sector we know is possible in Greater Louisville. Plus, the data shows that adults absorb knowledge best in a communal setting.

CNPE creates safe places where these critical conversations can occur. No matter who you are, what role you play in an organization, or how long you’ve been in our sector, we’re here to propel you and your organization forward.

To meet this need, we’re proud to offer Circles of Excellence — a regular opportunity for nonprofit professionals to gather and connect on relevant topics. We offer three Circles:

Executive Leadership:confidential, congenial convening of nonprofit CEOs from across the Greater Louisville area. By invitation only. For more information, contact Merv Antonio

Finance Leadership: A monthly gathering for nonprofit CFOs or Finance Directors who meet for at least six months to discuss issues, share ideas, and encourage one another.

Marketing & Communications: A monthly gathering for marketing and communications staffers who meet for at least six months to ask questions and share tips, advice, and strategies with colleagues.

If there is demand, we will add other specialties — but to do so we need your feedback. Share your ideas for future Circles of Excellence by clicking the button below.


Contact our Director of Learning, Merv Antonio, to circle up.


CNPE meeting peoplePerfect for when you need to master a skill, topic, or competency quickly, CNPE’s workshops typically happen in 1-2 hour, half-day, or full-day sessions and focus on topics like Fundraising, Leadership, Board Governance, Human Resources, Marketing, or Diversity.



CNPE offers exclusive professional development and classes partnering with
The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University throughout the year?

Check out our calendar of events to find your next professional development today!

Customizable Workshops

Not seeing the right workshop for you on our calendar? We can design a custom workshop for your organization on many topics, such as:


  • Creating a Successful Culture
  • Planning that Works
  • Creativity in the Workplace
  • Learning to Collaborate
  • Mentoring for Success
  • Organizational Goal Setting


  • The Power of Vision
  • Management Basics
  • Succession Planning
  • Leadership Principles
  • Politics, Persuasion, and Influence in the Workplace


  • High-Performing Teams
  • Improved Time Management
  • Project Management Essentials
  • Solving Systemic Problems

Interpersonal Skills

  • Coping with Change
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Ethics in the Workplace
  • Effective Learning Skills
  • Holding Productive Meetings


  • Communications in the Workplace
  • Improved Business Writing
  • Persuasive Presentations
  • Art of Facilitating
  • Art of Dialogue

Ready to get started? Contact our Director of Learning, Merv Antonio, at 502.618.5328 or mantonio@cnpe.org.