FC Training: Intro

Foundation Center’s training team develops the skills, knowledge, and leadership capabilities of people who make organizations successful. Our goal is to build the confidence, support systems, and acumen individuals need to lead successful careers as they make meaningful impact.

Our training builds capacity in three core competencies:  FundraisingOrganizational Sustainability, and Leadership & Management. Courses are offered in-person and online — and encourage engagement throughout the full life cycle of your career.

Foundation Center training is practical, reflective and project-based — plus, we encourage connectivity and participation in every session. 

Training that Works

FC Training: Stat 97%
97% of class attendees say they increased their skills and knowledge of fundraising
FC Training: Stat 86%
86% increased their skills and knowledge in organizational sustainability
FC Training: Stat 99%
99% of attendees learned something that they plan to use in their work

Custom Training


Through programs that utilize in-person and online tools to connect participants in meaningful ways, our custom trainings give participants an opportunity to create tangible tools or plans for their organizations. Through a process that includes assignments, peer review, expert coaching, and workshops, participants will be supported from star. They prepare a fundraising plan, proposal, or case for support.

Email us at training@candid.org!

Past Training Participants


  •  University of Georgia (Athens, GA)
  •  Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  •  Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
  •  Howard University (Washington, DC)
  •  Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA)


  • Bay Area Community Foundation (Bay City, MI)
  • Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley (Gunnison, CO)
  • LIVESTRONG Foundation (Austin, TX)
  • Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health (Palo Alto, CA)
  • Baltimore Community Foundation (Baltimore, MD)


  •  United Federation of Teachers (New York, NY)
  •  China–U.S. Energy Efficiency Alliance (San Francisco, CA)
  •  Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (Lexington, KY)
  •  National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (Washington, DC)
  •  National Audubon Society (Cold Spring, NY)


  •  Congo Leadership Initiative (Congo)
  •  Catholic Missions In Canada (Canada)
  •  STIR Education (England)
  •  Kibbutz Ketura (Israel)
  •  Universidad de Monterrey (Mexico)


  • Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce (Brooklyn, NY)
  • SF Department of the Environment (San Francisco, CA)
  • WA Department of Commerce (Olympia, WA)
  • Baltimore City Recreation and Parks (Baltimore, MD)
  • City of Wilmington (Wilmington, DE)


  • Animal Rescue Aid (Atlanta, GA)
  • Miami Children’s Museum (Miami, FL)
  • Homeless & Housing Coalition of Kentucky (Louisville, KY)
  • Coalition for Peace Action (Princeton, NJ)
  • Indian Law Resource Center (Washington, DC)