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

“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.”

— Christine Scott, Seattle Conflict Resolution

Nancy creates resources that support your success.

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Nancy writes to learn and share ideas.

Learning styles are a myth… and why it matters to nonprofits

There’s so much magic at the intersection of adult learning and nonprofits. We can unlock our teams’ full potential when we look at how to reduce the information dump, tap into how spaced communications increase memory, or thinking about how our cognitive biases get in the way of making good decisions. (Got some free time? Explore…

Boards ready to serve

On any pre-pandemic day, there were board members serving any nonprofit that might benefit from a clearer sense of their role. Two years of Zoom meetings challenged the best run organizations, and now a constant refrain among the nonprofits I work with is the need for effective, practice-changing board education. The research backs up the…

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