The Best Learning Management System for Non Profits

Many non profits have to deal with higher than average employee turnover. In addition you may need to train volunteers who come and go quickly. This means it is important to make your training programs as efficient as possible.

With Groundwork1 LMS for nonprofits you can automate your non-profit's training process. Allow your employees and volunteers to complete their training on their own time from their own email inbox, like they might read an email newsletter.

Non profit organizations need to be able to create courses and online training content quickly and easily. Using our lesson editor you can drag and drop your existing learning materials to create a learning experience that trainees can take at their own pace.

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Non profit volunteer

A simple email based LMS for nonprofits. Train employees or volunteers quickly and easily.

You can enroll new volunteers in the Groundwork1 learning management system and let them read the training content in their own email inbox (works for mobile learning!) Online courses can come with images/diagrams, videos, quizzes, file downloads, and other types of online training content.

This LMS for nonprofits allows you to build training courses with your existing materials and deliver them seamlessly to trainees. With Groundwork1 you don't have to nag people to finish their training materials, just let the system follow up on incomplete training. You can track employee or volunteer training progress and see who has finished their assigned coursework.

Our learning management system allows you to upload videos, create quizzes, offer document downloads and brand the training content seamlessly with your organization's logo. You can offer online training courses delivered via email without months of preparation.

Starting a training program for your non profit has never been easier with an email-based learning management system like Groundwork1.

Just what you need

The Best Solution For Non Profits

New employee training programs

Give them the basics and set them up for success at their new position from day one.

Welcome new volunteers

Send a friendly welcome and introduction message as they arrive.

Compliance training programs

It is important that employees and volunteers understand the expectations for them as a volunteer.

Collect volunteer agreement and signatures

Ask Volunteers to complete a training and sign that they have understood the requirements before starting.

Role-specific Training

Role-based training provides employees with tools and resources they need to do their job and perform it well.

Systems or Technology training

Change in technology is constant and always speeding up, keep your team up to date with the latest developments.

Other LMS Features For Non Profits

Video Built In

Upload videos for cross-platform play without ads or distracting "related videos". Or embed from YouTube or Vimeo.

Straightforward Quizzes

Test employees to check their understanding and comprehension of the course materials.

Digital Signatures

Have team members indicate they understand and agree by checking a box or completing a digital e-signature.

Secure Downloads

Upload documents knowing they are securely stored, and you know if you team has downloaded them.

Action Buttons

Use action buttons like a to do list asking employees to confirm an action they have taken outside the system.

Text & Images

Explain training content with headlines, rich text and images to guide your learners through the process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why would a non profit need a LMS?

Non profits are often constrained by time and money, they may also have higher turnover for employees or volunteers. Since there may not be time or resources for individualized training plans, then it may be helpful to standardize the training plan so that it can be easily assigned to new staff or volunteers. An LMS for nonprofits can get learners up to speed faster and without using additional time and resources from already busy staff that are working there.

What makes a LMS better for non profits than others?

Many learning management systems are built for huge schools or enterprises which have very different needs than a non profit organization:

Non profits may have to deal with volunteers or part time staff. These workers may not have their own device and email address provided by your organization. They may be using their own mobile or other devices to access the training on their own time. Non profits need an easy way to train volunteers and get them going quickly.

Some learning management systems are huge and require whole technical and non technical teams to implement. These can take months if not years to implement. Non profits are more dynamic and need to be able to get up and running quickly.

How can I create a simple volunteer training program?

One option is to send the training materials through email with a LMS platform like Groundwork1. This will allow volunteers to read and watch the training quickly and easily but still allow you as the training manager to view their progress and course completion. You will need to provide the training materials and upload them into the course creation software. You can even require them to sign something at the end of the training to ensure they have understood the material and agree with your organizations requirements and values.

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Whether you are deciding if this is the right solution for you or ready to send out your first employee training emails, our goal is to help simplify your team's training. Contact us today for a demo or sign up to try it out.