18 Top Trends in the NPO World

Level I
Instructor: Julia Patrick

18 Top Trends in the NPO World

COURSE #301177208  -  Looking towards the future?  Learn the top trends for 2018 that nonprofits are engaging to achieve their mission, vision and values.  

From the digital engagement to retaining staff, this Course gives Students a glimpse into the wide variety of subjects that NPOs are dealing with.  This quick recap allows for an overall view of what are hot topics, especially with donors, funders, volunteers and staff. 

If your organization is embarking upon strategic planning, reassessing mission or understanding development directions, this is an insightful approach to narrowing down nonprofit influences.  Don’t be caught when current trends fade.  Be at the forefront of new ideas, attitudes and approaches in the nonprofit world.

This course is a rebroadcast of a previously held live webinar.  It contains several polls taken by the participants as well as a live Question and Answer section.  Click on the video below for a short preview.

Level of Rigor / Difficulty - BEGINNER +

Recommended Prerequisites - NONE 

Julia Patrick
Julia Patrick
Founder / CEO American Nonprofit Academy

About The Instructor

“I marvel at the spirit of philanthropy and the can-do attitude of nonprofits,” says Julia C. Patrick.  As the Founder of the American Nonprofit Academy, Patrick see the passion and dedication of service organizations daily.  A multi-generational philanthropist, Board Member and volunteer, the CEO has been involved with community service since childhood. 

Patrick, a native of Phoenix, Arizona has served on culture, education and social service Boards.  She has worked with more than 500 nonprofit organizations during her career.  Prior to establishing the American Nonprofit Academy, Patrick published award-winning niche publications such as The Arts and Crafts Chronicle, The Wedding Chronicle, Food & Flourish and Frontdoors News over a 25 year span.  Patrick’s work with nonprofits in media led her to realize these organizations were desperate for cost effective training and topic-specific education.

The process of philanthropy is a constant in communities across America, but it’s a changing sector.  “Benevolence is no longer the only reason for giving.  Donors are expecting more, demanding measurements and seeking solutions,” explains Patrick.  “Today’s nonprofits need to operate from a place of passion and accomplish their missions using all the business tools of a professional organization.”

This is where the American Nonprofit Academy comes in.  Using engaging panel discussions, lectures, on-line courses, workshops and webinars with highly respected experts, Patrick and her team have developed innovative low-cost programs focused on educating nonprofits.  “Our goal is to help nonprofits achieve their mission, vision and values,” adds Patrick.  This includes working with nonprofit leadership level professionals, volunteers, donors and Board Members.  “As organizations search for innovations and solutions, our curriculum continues to expand.”


Course Contents

1 Video
1.0 hr

Course Curriculum