Nonprofits do important work in our communities. We make sure nonprofit people have the knowledge and skills they need by designing learning programs and experiences that are strategic and action-focused.

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“Nancy’s expertise is second to none. You will come away with practical information and ideas that you can put to use immediately!”

— Idaho Nonprofit Center “TRAINER ACADEMY” participant

About Nancy Bacon

Nancy helps nonprofits and associations achieve their mission. 
Nancy is a teacher, instructional designer, and learning strategist known for creating nonprofit learning experiences that move people to action. A former middle school teacher who has served nonprofits in many roles, Nancy has made a career of creating and leading learning programs. She has trained thousands of people in-person and online, speaks on learning and leadership, and writes books and blogs on topics at the intersection of learning and nonprofits. More about Nancy

“Talking with you helped me garner perspective and the knowledge I needed to discuss these issues with confidence with my board. You enjoy helping others, and it really shows.”

— Cheri Perazzoli, Hearing Loss Association of America – Washington State

Nancy also co-hosts the Nonprofit Radio Show with Sarah Brooks. The Nonprofit Radio Show offers bite-size, practical information to help nonprofits thrive. Based in Washington State, the Radio Show celebrates the small nonprofits that serve our diverse communities.

Nancy has been leading educational programs since 1997.


Learning begins with leadership. Nancy builds learning strategies to help you achieve the goals you have for your organization and sector. She is a speaker and sector influencer focused on expanding the role that learning plays in the nonprofit sector.


Nancy is an educator and instructional designer. She creates in-person and online learning experiences that move people to action. Nancy produces learningful conferences and leads regular “train the trainer” programs for public sector educators.


Nancy helps boards and volunteers learn within their organizations and communities. She takes a strength-based approach to celebrate the what is working within small, grassroots organizations. She regularly speaks about the power of nonprofits.

“This curriculum development class inspired me to jettison extraneous information and spend more time expressing my own story and values.  The result is a more compelling, actionable experience for my participants.”

— Chrstine Scott, Seattle Conflict Resolution

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I see you: how to build trust and connection online

Here we go again. In-person sessions are being moved online. Inevitably the person organizing the conference or workshop breaks the news with a sigh. “It won’t be the same.” Perhaps it won’t be the same, but we have made a lot of progress over the past year on how to deliver online learning with aContinue reading “I see you: how to build trust and connection online”

Communication and learning

Regular readers of this blog know that I use this space to think out loud. It is where I take shards of a theme that keep surfacing and see how they fit together into someone whole. Communications is one of those themes. It is a topic that we touch on in a variety of ourContinue reading “Communication and learning”

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