The Forbes Funds Accredited Course Curriculums

Access affordable professional development and accreditations through The Forbes Funds University.

The Forbes Funds partners with MindEdge to offer professional certifications in a number of subject areas as well as virtual learning on many topics. The courses are self-paced and virtual.

Through The Forbes Funds and MindEdge course offerings individuals at all career levels can earn accreditations and advance their knowledge on different learning areas.

Whether you are looking to expand your skill set, earn professional credits, or learn something new, our online professional development courses and certificates pair perfectly with a busy schedule. Courses are self-paced and online, accessible from anywhere and available on mobile. Browse content categories by clicking on the tiles below.

Learning Categories


These days, project management is multidimensional. The Agile program coursework teaches the principles of Agile Project Management: an iterative, skinned-down approach to project management for teams that must move quickly. Add this approach to your project management toolbox to be more marketable to businesses and valued within your organization.

Career Building

These career building courses prepare new graduates to join the professional work environment. From resume writing to interviewing, networking to managing personal finances, these courses teach young professionals the life skills that a traditional education may have left behind.


The ability to organize and present ideas is always in high demand. The Business Communication certificate and coursework prepares you to become a skilled communicator, teaching you to form persuasive arguments, present information, write error-free emails and documents, and stand out as a professional.

Creativity & Innovation

Can you teach creativity? No. Can you teach skills, mental frameworks, and tools to help people capture their ideas and make them a reality? Yes, absolutely. With Creativity and Innovation courses, learn to harness the power of your imagination and apply it to real-world scenarios, setting you apart in the professional workforce.

HR Management

HR is both the glue that holds a business together and the grease that keeps its gears turning smoothly. It is the management of people; caring for their health and safety, managing their financial investment in the company, and fostering their growth within the organization and beyond. The HR certificate and coursework will give you a well-rounded foundation in the human resource management sector to keep your organization’s most valuable assets??”its people??”working as smoothly as you do.


Learn how to transform your natural charisma and enthusiasm into leadership skills. The leadership certificate and coursework discusses the theories of leadership, and offers real-world practical explanations and definitions. The courses focus on topics such as leading teams, leading through change, and the importance of work-life balance.

Nonprofit Management

Whether you run a nonprofit and need staff training, or plan to build your own skills, this certificate program and courses in nonprofit management offer a comprehensive training program in topics from volunteer development and grant writing, to fundraising and budgeting. Give your team the tools to continue your selfless work with new skills and a renewed commitment to your mission.

Women in Business

The courses in this category are designed to uncover the various challenges that evidence suggests women in business are likely to face that are different (in kind or in scale) than those faced by men in business. These courses will seek to prepare learners to either start a career or to advance a career, by naming some of the systematic obstacles they might face, such as explicit discrimination, implicit bias, glass ceilings, assumptions about familial responsibilities, and share strategies for addressing those challenges.

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  • Operations
  • Personal Enrichment
  • Project Management 
  • Remote Work

The Forbes Funds University

The Forbes Funds partners with local colleges and universities to offer credentialized learning activities and events.

Designed to develop a strong pool of non-profit leaders and organizations in the region by supporting leadership and organizational capacity:

  • Leadership Capacity – building the leadership and organizational capacity of non-profit professionals
  • Organizational Capacity – building the leadership and organizational capacity of non-profit organizations

Individuals at all career levels are earning a nonprofit-focused leadership certifications.

Through online course work and wrap around learning offered via The Forbes Funds, learning participants gain greater career mobility and access to professional development.

Practice-based nonprofit experience begins with The Forbes Funds.

Learning at The Forbes Funds encompasses:

Learning Cohorts and Circles


Peer-to-Peer Learning

One-on-One Coaching

For-Credit Certifications

Frequently Asked Questions

The Forbes Funds University is a virtual program. Please get in touch with Dr. Hannah should you have any additional questions.

When do I need to apply by?

Applicants can apply on a rolling basis.

Where will courses take place?

Course sessions will be held online via Zoom.

Will I get college credits and a certificate for completing this course?

Nonprofit Professionals and Leaders will receive Supervision & Leadership Certification and college credits.

I can't afford this course. Can I apply for a scholarship?

Yes! Prospective participants may request a scholarship to cover the cost of the course by contacting Dr. Hannah here.

Dr. Hannah Karolak

Hi, I am Dr. Hannah Karolak and I lead learning & education programs at The Forbes Funds. Our learning programs support current and future nonprofit leaders through coaching, mentorship, technical assistance, and professional development. Through partnerships with local universities, we are creating access to higher education for nonprofit professionals. Let me and our team of coaches support you in your journey to securing career mobility and greater leadership capacity.

Vision: The Forbes Funds learning and education programs support leaders as they navigate the changing demands of nonprofit work. Each of our learning programs include an aspect of coaching or mentorship, technical assistance, and professional development certification through digital badges, university credits, or continuous education credits. We use rapid prototyping to develop cohorts quarterly that respond to real-times needs of the sector. Through partnerships with our funders, we continue to offer these opportunities at low or no cost.

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