About NextAfter Online Courses

NextAfter Online Courses are based on the world’s most exhaustive fundraising research library, housing over 1000 nonprofit marketing and fundraising experiments.

It’s our hope that the concepts in these courses never become “best practices.” Instead, we keep these courses up-to-date with proven strategies as we uncover them in our ongoing fundraising research.

Are these courses really free?

Yes! Every online course from NextAfter is free for anyone to take.

These courses are our way of giving back to the nonprofit community, sharing what we’ve learned through hundreds and hundreds of fundraising experiments, and equipping marketers and fundraisers with the essential tools to inspire greater generosity.

How do these courses work?

These courses walk you through every step you need to go from zero to ten – equipping you to launch new fundraising campaigns from nothing. Each session is based around a 20 to 30-minute video that walks you through each component step-by-step. For select sessions, a worksheet or tool will be provided for you to download.

Although the course sessions are designed to be taken in order, you are free to jump around from session to session if there is a specific area you’d like to focus on. These courses are built for you to take them at your own pace, and your registration will never expire.

Spend an hour, a day, or a week on each session – whatever is best to help you fully comprehend the content.

Are these courses accredited?

These courses are not yet accredited.

Can I get a certificate?

We’re working on building a certification program for these courses that will measure both your understanding of the material and your ability to apply the concepts in a way that achieves results.

As soon as certifications become available, we will let you know.