Microsoft Excel for Nonprofits from TechSoup

Microsoft Excel Training for Nonprofits from TechSoup

Now includes additional advanced-level courses.

$70 FREE

Limited Time Offer
Ends June 30

Who This Training Is For

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This training is for nonprofit staff and volunteers who:

  • Want to become more confident in their ability to use Excel
  • Want to polish their spreadsheet skills
  • Need to analyze large data sets to track program delivery
  • Want to learn how to present well-formatted data
  • Would like to add a new skill to their resumes while learning at their own pace

Join over 40,000 nonprofit learners from around the world and learn how to get more out of the Microsoft tools you use every day.

Have questions? Check out our FAQ

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“This course is for those who know some basics but isn't sure where to find support and motivation as well as quick tips on how to make effective spreadsheets. I highly recommend this to everyone …” Excel Learner, March 2020
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“I've been using Excel for more than 15 years. I was amazed! I learned some new things..." Excel Learner, October 2019

How It Works

This training is part of the Microsoft Digital Skills Center, a joint partnership that combines Microsoft's product expertise with TechSoup's deep understanding of how nonprofits use technology.
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  • Valued at $88, this popular Excel training track is available for all nonprofit staff and volunteers for $60.
  • Eight information-packed training courses on how to increase the impact of your data with Excel.
  • Easy-to-access on-demand courses that allow you to learn at your own pace, on your own time, and on any device.
  • Certificate earned at the completion of each course.

What You Will Learn

The Excel for Nonprofits training starts by giving you a foundation of skills to build upon and gradually advances to cover more complex topics like worksheet design, how to use functions, and the most effective ways to analyze charts.

You can take the whole training track or just the topics you want to learn more about.

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Excel 101 - Excel Basics

Build a foundation with the basics of how Excel works and how it can increase efficient donor tracking and more within your organization.

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Excel 102 - Editing and Formatting Text

Effective visualization is essential for creating reports and analyzing data. This course covers how to use editing and formatting tools to make your worksheets and budgeting templates stand out.

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Excel 103 - Designing Your Worksheets

There's more to worksheets than most people know. This course takes a closer look at how to add and format tables so you can impress your board with your data.

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Excel 104 - Using Formulas, Functions, and Calculations

Understanding how to use formulas and functions reduces the time you spend in Excel while improving your impact reporting. This course goes over formula creation, functions, and performing calculations.

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Excel 105 - Using Functions to Format Text

This course covers how to use functions to quickly format your text, giving you the ability to customize your workbooks and brand your data.

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Excel 106 - Formatting and Analyzing Charts

Eye-catching charts can be the differentiating factor in communicating your data. This final course explains how to format and analyze charts in Excel so that you can better understand your community’s needs, impact, and much more.

New Advanced Course
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Excel 201 - Advanced Methods

This course will help you prepare and troubleshoot your data for advanced Excel functions. You will also learn to produce comparisons, see patterns and trends, and generate PivotTables to help with your data visualization for decision-making.

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Ask the Expert - Excel PivotTables (Recording)

TechSoup's very own financial analyst, Alex Ong, shared his best practices for using PivotTables and answered questions submitted by nonprofits.

Register for this training and start with whichever course you would like. Just create a free TechSoup Courses account and start learning today!

If you would like help implementing this training into your department or organization, contact us to learn more.

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Diversify Your Digital Skills

Already a master at Excel? We also have additional courses focused on Microsoft products such as Teams, PowerPoint, Word, and more!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Microsoft Digital Skills Center?

The Microsoft Digital Skills Center is a collaboration between TechSoup and Microsoft that offers a subset of training courses via TechSoup Courses. These courses are designed to help you learn how to use and get the most out of the Microsoft tools.

Read this blog post to learn how you and your nonprofit can benefit from the Digital Skills Center courses.

We also created this blog post to share some insights into the development of our courses and provide an overview of the different types of courses that we offer.

Who can take the training courses?

All nonprofit staff and volunteers can take any of the training courses we offer. And you do not need to have a TechSoup account to participate.

Are the courses available for non-U.S. learners?

Definitely! Please check the websites below for the courses available in your country and region.

Do I need to have a TechSoup account to take the training courses?

You don’t need to have a TechSoup account to take any of the courses offered.

Can I use TechSoup login credentials to take a course?

TechSoup Courses are offered on a separate platform from the TechSoup website and have different login credentials.

To start taking a course, just create a free TechSoup Courses account and begin learning!

How do I create a TechSoup Courses account?

Simply fill out the information at https://techsoup.course.tc/register.

You can also click the SIGN UP button located on the top right-hand corner of the TechSoup Courses catalog page.

Can I enroll my staff members or colleagues on their behalf?

No, each learner needs to sign up for their individual TechSoup Courses account and set up their learner’s profile. This will help them keep track of their learning progress and ensure that they are meeting their performance milestones.

However, if you would like to offer this training to your entire department or organization, please contact us to learn more.

Can I watch the Ask the Expert event later?

Yes! The recording of the live event will become available to you after the event is over. You can watch it as often as you wish.

What is the benefit of obtaining a certificate of completion?

The certificate of completion can be very important for your career development — either growing within your current organization or when searching for a new opportunity.

What browsers does TechSoup Courses support?

Our platform will work on all major browsers, but we strongly recommend using the most up-to-date version of your browser. We recommend the following browsers in the following order:

Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Internet Explorer
Safari – Mac Only
Opera
Microsoft Edge

I registered for my courses. How do I access them?

Please follow these steps to access your registered courses:

  • You should receive the welcome emails from the TechSoup Learning Program. Check your junk and spam folders if you do not see the email in your inbox.
  • Click on the My Enrollment link in the email. This will take you to the page of your registered course.

Or:

  • Log in to your TechSoup Courses Account.
  • Once you log in, you will be taken directly to your dashboard, where you can see all your registered courses.
  • Click on the course you want to access.

Can I watch the Ask the Expert event later?

Yes! The recording of the live event will become available to you after the event is over. You can watch it as often as you wish.

How do I obtain a certificate of completion?

In order to obtain a certificate of completion, you will need to complete each module in the course, which allows you to earn TechPoints. Once you complete the course and have earned the required TechPoints, you will need to finish the online short evaluation and then you will be eligible for obtaining your certificate online.

You can download your TechSoup course certificate by following these instructions:

  • Log in to your TechSoup Courses account.
  • Once you log in, you will be taken directly to your dashboard where you can see all your registered courses.
  • Scroll down to “My Courses” and go to the course for which you would like to obtain the certificate.
  • Click the GO TO COURSE button.
  • Click on My Certificate at the top right.
  • Click on Download Certificate.

What are TechPoints?

Techpoints are tokens that are earned for completing tasks or assignments.

How do I update my learner profile?

  • Log in to your TechSoup Courses account.
  • Click the user icon located on the top right-hand corner. If nothing appears on your browser, please refresh the page.
  • Click Profile.
  • Click on the edit icon (pencil image).
  • Make the changes.
  • Click the SAVE button at the bottom of the page.

How do I reset my password?

If you don’t remember your password, and you still have access to your email address, you can use our password reset tool. Please follow these instructions:

  • Navigate to the login page at https://techsoup.course.tc/login.
  • Click the Forgot your password? link.
  • Enter your email address to reset the password and click REQUEST PASSWORD RESET.
  • The password reset link will be emailed to you. Please check your spam folder if you do not see the email in your inbox.

What browsers does TechSoup Courses support?

Our platform will work on all major browsers, but we strongly recommend using the most up-to-date version of your browser. We recommend the following browsers in the following order:

Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Internet Explorer
Safari – Mac Only
Opera
Microsoft Edge