A professional development solution just for nonprofits.

Nonprofits have unique needs and goals when it comes to training and cultivating their staff. Our all-in-one solution offers gamified learning paths for every team member to build their own abilities in core capacity areas.

And with snazzy reporting for your leadership, and personal learning plans for each staff member, you'll find team engagement at an all-time high.

Measurably grow your 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...most of which can be completed in 12 minutes or less.

And during the course of a year with Merit, you can enjoy a benchmarking nonprofit capacity assessment (see sample report here) to show where your organization stands across 27 key functional areas, and where you've improved while using Merit.

Capacity Areas Covered in Merit 1.0

View all 54 courses in these six learning paths.

  • Organizational Capacity

    Improving how your nonprofit does what it does through individual and team efforts.

  • Decision-Making

    Increasing the power of every team member to create efficient and thoughtful approaches to decisions large and small.

  • Accountability

    Building healthy accountability habits that move from shame and blame to reflective and repeatable learning moments.

  • Staff Fundraising Abilities

    Advancing the abilities of every team member to actively participate in donor stewardship and resource generation.

  • Mission-Focused Leadership

    Empowering teams and individuals to embrace dynamic leadership and confidently lead in their own areas of your nonprofit.

  • Professional Development

    Creating the framework within which intentional learning can happen, both in the self and in the broader organization.

How does Merit work?

  • Most nonprofits begin with a capacity assessment to help focus team learning.

  • After enrollment, every team member 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 organization can tap into robust reporting to celebrate engagement through their own leaderboards, contests, and other incentive programs.