Our mission is to decode what works in fundraising and make it accessible

We do this through forensic research (looking at what organizations do), applied research (analyzing what donors do), and academic research (understanding human behavior) to create actionable resources and training.

Become a member of the NextAfter Institute

The best way to develop your online fundraising skills and get the maximum value from NextAfter’s evidence-based and data-driven training is to become a member.

By becoming a member of the NextAfter Institute, you are joining an ever-growing community of fundraisers and marketers that are ferociously committed to finding new ways to connect with donors, inspire them towards greater generosity.

Online courses, members-only discussions (online, in forums, and via Slack), and exclusive access to NextAfter’s team, research, and data are all included when you join the community.

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As a NextAfter Institute member, you will receive:

  • Unlimited access to all online certification courses
  • Members-only webinars exploring new strategies
  • Access and discounts to every live workshop
  • Early insights and access to new fundraising research
  • And much more

Online Certification Courses for Fundraising & Nonprofit Marketing

Over 4,500 fundraisers and marketers have enrolled in these online, on-demand courses that will help equip you with the essential skills needed to grow your online fundraising. From copywriting to Google Analytics to a/b testing to year-end fundraising, each video-based series is packed with real-world case studies demonstrating how you can see real results through testing and optimizing each aspect of your online fundraising.

All courses include video lessons, additional resources, and a certification exam.

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Attend a live workshop

Live certification workshops are the most effective way to get the hands-on training that you need to start seeing measurable growth in your online fundraising.

These workshops – set in a collaborative, interactive environment – will equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to apply tested and proven strategies to your online fundraising.

Stay tuned for 2022 workshop dates.

Workshops introduction:

You put a lot of thought into what and how you present and it shows. I appreciate that every recommendation is based on data. It’s so refreshing to be presented with actual best practice and not just opinion. I wish I could have one of you look over my shoulder every time I write an email!

Lindsay Sylvester Marketing Director, Office of Advancement, University of Alberta

Attend the Nonprofit Innovation & Optimization (NIO) Summit

The Nonprofit Innovation & Optimization Summit is the premier conference for nonprofit marketers and fundraisers looking to grow their online fundraising. We hand-select the leading experts in marketing and fundraising innovation from around the world and bring them to NIO Summit to teach us how to achieve real and tangible online fundraising growth.

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Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed the NIO Summit! We unanimously agreed that it was one of the best nonprofit workshops and meetings we’ve attended. The discussions on technology innovation and optimization resonated strongly and we walked away with a number of great ideas and concepts to apply here at UWTC. Jeffrey J. Allison at United Way of Tarrant County
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Book a NextAfter expert for your speaking event

The NextAfter team has spoken at hundreds of nonprofit events worldwide, including AFP International, Dreamforce, BBCON, NTEN, DMA conferences, Classy Collaborative, and more.

When you book a NextAfter speaker for your event, you can be sure that the ideas presented are backed up with real data, research, and experimentation and in a digestible way to ensure that your audience walks away with strategies that will lead to measurable results.

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