Dates: Downloads are self-paced, but should be completed within 2 months of purchase in order to be eligible for certification
Run Time: Each download  is 2 hours. 
Leader: Brad Lebowsky, MBA, Nonprofit Consultant
Credits: Each session awarded 2 PDCs by SHRM
Price: $1295 for the 5 downloads (Share the downloads with your colleagues)
Audience: Executive directors, CEOs, board of directors, senior management, etc.


As a nonprofit executive director, you know better than anyone the number of so-to-speak different “hats” you must wear. You’re the person everyone looks to for leadership and strategic guidance. This requires a broad range of knowledge and experience. You’re also, the organization’s primary decision maker. These are just a few of the requirements associated with being a successful executive director. It may seem like your organization’s operating environment changes every day.  What worked a few months ago may already be out of date. Essentially, the mission remains the same, but how you achieve it keeps changing.

The need for training to meet these challenges doesn’t stop just because you’re the executive director. Quite the opposite. Only with training can you provide the type of leadership your organization and your stakeholders expect from you. Likely, however, it seems as if there just isn’t enough time in the day to accomplish everything you need to get done. So, who has time for training?


The Nonprofit Executive Director Training & Certification Program may be the answer you’re looking for. The program consists of 5 two-hour webinar download sessions which are self-paced and can be viewed on your schedule. Each session focuses on a different executive director area of responsibility. Once you have completed viewing the five download sessions you will be eligible to take a brief multiple choice certification quiz.  Earn a minimum passing grade of 70 percent and we’ll send you your Nonprofit Executive Director Training Certification Certificate. This attractive certificate from E-Learning Pro LLC is proof that you take your continuing education seriously. The certificate is suitable for framing.  As a bonus, you can also begin using the eLPED acronym after your name as an indication that you have successfully completed all the course requirements and have been certified by E-Learning Pro LLC. You can retake the quiz if you receive less than a 70 percent score. Your certification is valid for two years. You have two months from the date of purchase to complete viewing the 5 downloads and to request your certification quiz.  You can request your quiz by sending an email to

Participating in the Nonprofit Executive Director Training & Certification Program will give you the training you need to keep up and ahead of the management challenges you’ll likely face both in the short and longer term. You’ll be demonstrating for your staff, board, community, and other interested stakeholders the importance of continuing education in a fast-changing operating environment and helping to establish yourself as an industry leader.


Each of the five downloads is two hours–a total of 10 hours of executive director training.  Each of the downloads focuses on an area that is essential for your success. Below are the abbreviated topic outlines for each of the five downloads:

Session 1‒People Skills

Leadership. Vision and Values, Managing Change, Public Relations, Community Development, Professional Development

Session 2‒Strategic and Financial Management

Mission, Strategic Planning, Budgeting and Financial Management, Program Development, Measuring Program Effectiveness, Financial Statements and Reports, Technology Planning

Session 3‒Governance and Government Relations

Board of Directors Responsibilities, Directors and Executive Director Working Together, Form 990 Preparation, Johnson Amendment, Directors Handbook, Overview of Federal and State Regulations

Session 4‒Fundraising and Grants

Executive Director Responsibilities, Board Responsibilities, Major Donor Program, Other Fundraising Programs, Donor Retention, Overview of State Regulations, Sourcing and Implementing Private and Public Grants

Session 5‒Human Resources & Training and Development

Middle and Senior Staff Responsibilities, Volunteers, Overview of Federal and State Employment Laws and Regulations, Employee and Volunteer Handbooks, Skill Based and Management Training


Each of the five download sessions is presented by Brad Lebowsky. Brad earned his MBA with an emphasis on nonprofit management specializing in finance and budgeting. He has more than 25 years of nonprofit management experience and is a sought-after speaker, author, and nonprofit consultant. His areas of expertise include budgeting, finance, grant writing, strategic planning, board training, retention of donors, employees, volunteers, and professional development.

Brad has worked with dozens of nonprofit organizations helping them to improve their performance and better fulfill their missions. In the current period of economic uncertainty Brad has a demonstrated track record of assisting his clients to improve their operations and to identify and take advantage of new opportunities as they arise.

Brad can be reached at As a speaker, author, consultant, or podcast host of the NEA Podcast on iTunes and wherever you find your podcasts, his overriding goals are to grow people, communities, and resources for nonprofit organizations across the country.