FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does the American Nonprofit Academy work for Instructors?
We designed the American Nonprofit Academy to be your podium in front of America’s Nonprofit community. Serving as an elevated platform for your knowledge, our goal is to connect qualified experts with nonprofit organization professionals, volunteers, and supporters from across the United States along with the Non-Government Organizations across the world.
What skills do I need to become an instructor?
The most important skill you can bring is your willingness to listen to the needs of the nonprofits. Nonprofit organizations have very distinct needs depending on the mission of the organization. Because of this we don’t need simple generic knowledge. The more tailored your knowledge to the needs specific to the missions of the people and groups serving others, the more value you bring to this podium. For example, women’s health advocacy groups need to know the latest issues concerning pending legislation — which would be a great Live webinar for you to offer –or create a set of courses on how-to work within the HIPAA laws for the armies of volunteers in women’s health groups.
How is the curriculum organized?
We have segregated the curriculum categories in accordance with the US National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE). The websites Course section provides a search function which allows the students to search for their very specific learning needs. For example, if someone manages an animal shelter, they may want to know how to hold public events involving animals and the safety and liability issues that may occur with animals. We need an Instructor who can answer those issues.
How does the American Nonprofit Academy reach students?
We market ANPA using digital social media linkage in combination with scheduled active email marketing. Our Instructors and students use their global linkage and our reach multiplies. We have nurtured and are initializing a database of more than 150,000 individuals actively participating in non-profit organizations across the USA. Using the digital tools constructed within our platform your classroom size is unlimited.
Are Instructors paid?
Instructors sign an agreement as an independent contractor with American Nonprofit Academy and receive a 25% share of the revenue from their individual courses and webinars. In addition, Instructors gain the opportunity to work directly with the nonprofits– as we encourage you to have active links to your own websites and other learning implements you may already have. Instructors can use the American Nonprofit Academy as their own marketing lead tool to connect their skills in consulting, conferences and presentations.
What methods can I use to teach?
Instructors can construct their course and materials the way they want. Using: recorded webinars, live webinars, voice over slide presentations with images, archive materials, or even video from any location appropriate to demonstrate your knowledge and expertise.
Our students are looking for value in their learning. Course content specific to their needs and an on-line experience which is pleasant to view are the keys.
If you need help in constructing your digital presentation we can provide you a connection to one of our staff Production Guides who will walk you through the technicalities of designing your course/materials and can also serve as a panel host/facilitator to your lessons. There is no obligation to use one of our Guide staff if you feel comfortable with constructing an on-line course or webinar. However, the Production Guides can help you with the technical aspects or packaging of your course materials and provide tips to help your courses be successful in the on-line environment.
All content is subject to review and approval by the American Nonprofit Academy before it is published on the site.
How are course and webinar prices set?
One of the reasons for our success is the affordable pricing we offer the nonprofit community in their pursuit of education. Our courses have three pricing levels set in accordance with the difficulty and extensiveness of the course itself. As an Instructor, you will determine which pricing level to use for each course. We can provide you helpful input.
Regarding live webinars, Instructors can set their own pricing so long as it exceeds the price level of our on-line courses. The more specialized and valuable your teaching– the higher price the students will be willing to pay you.
Periodically, to all students or to large associated groups of students, American Nonprofit Academy may offer a learning discount, ranging from 5% to 50% off the class or webinar price.
How do I signup to be an Instructor?
Call us at 602-522-2119 or send an email to: Teaching@AmericanNonprofitAcademy.com There are no fees to apply or any on-going charges to be an Instructor at the American Nonprofit Academy. We will ask you to provide a brief account of your professional experience and qualifications, plus defining what course areas you would like to teach.
What if I have never taught before or am really not great with technology?
A keen ability to teach is not a prerequisite of our platform. If you have good and important information to share we can help you package that information to get it out to the nonprofits who need it. We are looking for experts in a multitude of areas which non-profits can use to learn to improve their missions.
Once you are on-board as an Instructor, we mutually complete a curriculum outline and criteria packet. We can direct you to a variety of web resources to help with your production aspects. Alternately, you can choose to engage one of our staff Production Guides to pull together what you need and want.
What else should I know about all this?
The American Nonprofit Academy is rooted and focused exclusively on educating those involved with nonprofit organizations across the US and Globe.
To be a cost-effective learning resource for the those working in non-profits, the Academy keeps the costs of the classes extremely low whilst working to reach as many students as possible. There are more than 1.8 million tax-exempt organizations across the USA and non-profits account for almost 10% of all wages and salaries paid in America. The nonprofit workforce (not including volunteers and donors) is the third largest workforce in America with over 10.7 million employees.