A professional development solution just for nonprofits.

Merit is an anytime, anywhere microlearning platform just for nonprofit teams. Learners enjoy unlimited access to over 250 individual courses as they explore 28 learning paths through accessible video, audio, and text lessons, plus interactive digital workbooks, personal learning plans, an online community, and tons of support.

And nonprofit leadership can tap into team reporting, capacity assessment, and custom content hosting... building a culture of learning in a time- and budget-friendly way.

Measurably grow your nonprofit team's capacity anytime, anywhere.

Carving out time for professional development can be tough. Our on-demand learning platform offers on-the-go microlearning in lessons available in video, audio, written, and closed-caption formatting...all of which are about 15 minutes in length.

And during the course of a year with Merit, your team members will earn digital credentials, while your organization can complete an optional benchmarking nonprofit capacity assessment (see sample report here) to show where your organization stands across 27 key functional areas that indicate nonprofit sector success, and where you could improved through the use Merit.

How is Merit different?

We believe everyone deserves equitable access to quality nonprofit professional development.

  • Flat-Rate Pricing

    A full-year, budget-friendly, full team flat rate pricing model

  • Standards Alignment

    Alignment to the industry-standard nonprofit assessment, the iCAT, and the Korn Ferry Institute's Leadership Architect competency model

  • Team Analytics

    Reporting and metrics for how your team is progressing on the platform

  • Structured Learning Approach

    A structured microlearning learning model, following Bloom's Taxonomy, to ensure that real learning happens

  • Accessible Formats

    With different learning styles served, each learner and team gets tons of personalized help and encouragement!

  • Psychological Foundations

    The use of organizational and leadership psychology in the design, built on Team Merit's combined 35 years of actual nonprofit leadership.

How does Merit work?

Robust nonprofit professional development resources on a leading online learning platform

  • After enrollment, every team member (including part-timers, newbies, interns...everyone!) can access the Merit modules on any web-enabled device, any time. These modules include short, engaging lessons presented via video, audio, transcript, and closed caption content.

  • As learners progress through the material they are awarded bronze, silver, and gold digital badges to recognize progress. Each learner creates their own digital workbook which culminates in a personal learning plan.

  • Each organization can tap into robust reporting to celebrate engagement. Nonprofits in our platinum level can also post their own learning content and have a custom landing page.

Curious, but not ready to book a demo?

Try our self-guided tour!

This self-paced tour is housed right inside our Merit learning environment, so you'll have the chance to experience what Merit is like from the learner perspective. You'll have the chance to interact with our workbooks, see sample lessons, and learn about the tools and research behind Merit's approach.
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