Agile Trainings

Part of our mission is to assist nonprofits in increasing their capacity to use agile principles and the Scrum framework to increase the efficiency of their organization in creating maximum impact in their communities. To achieve this, we offer in-person workshops and webinars to nonprofit organizations.

“Just get started” – JJ Sutherland, co-creator of Scrum Inc.

These workshops are offered both in person and via webinar and are typically structured so they:

  • Are small group or classroom-size workshops designed to enhance the skills of the participants; and
  • Provide tactical learning to assist in the adoption of Agile principles and the Scrum framework; and
  • Provide participants with handouts and materials, including case studies, to help facilitate their organization’s Agile transformation.

Browse photos from our live trainings here.

Upcoming Live Agile Trainings

Agile Office Hours

Agile in Nonprofits Office Hours is an hour where a community of like-minded nonprofit professionals come together to share ideas, ask questions, and collaborate to continuously improve their nonprofit’s Agile journey. 

This open forum is designed to come and go as you please for the duration of the event.

Hear about real-world examples and get to know what other nonprofits are doing with Agile and Scrum. 

Agile in Nonprofits staff serve as the hosts for Agile in Nonprofits Office Hours, facilitating, answering questions, suggesting solutions to your impediments, and helping you access supporting resources. 

We encourage you to bring your pain points, exciting ideas, and successes you’d like to share, Our team and the community of practice members that attend Agile in Nonprofits Office Hours can’t wait to hear from you!

Community of Practice

Scrum Basics for Nonprofits

Let us introduce you to a framework to help you achieve twice the impact in half the time!

Nonprofits are constantly trying to adapt to change, find new ways to open up communication, be happier about how we work together as a team, and reach their goal as quickly as they can all while wearing what seems like “all the hats.” 

Agile in Nonprofits created Scrum Basics for nonprofits with YOU, a hard-working, focused, and mission driven nonprofit professional in mind.

We created an affordable quick and easy way for you to learn a framework that can help you create twice the impact in half the time, break down silos, and open up teamwork and communication.

Let us show you how!

The Scrum Basics for Nonprofit training is GPCI approved.

Scrum Basics for Nonprofits
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Through Agile methodology, we will teach you how to implement the Scrum framework. 

In this hands-on and interactive 2-hour virtual course, you will learn 

  • Why nonprofits use the Scrum framework;
  • The Agile values and principles;
  • The five Scrum values and explain how they relate to one another;
  • The 3 roles in Scrum;
  • The 5 Scrum events;
  • The 3 Scrum artifacts; 
  • Estimation; and
  • How other nonprofits have implemented Scrum in their organizations.

Each course is 3:00 – 5:00 pm ET

If you decide to continue the Agile journey with the Registered Scrum Master credential course or Registered Product Owner credential course for your organization we will apply the Scrum Basics course price as a discount on the credential course.

Are you interested in Scrum Basics not only for yourself, but for your entire organization or a specific team in your organization?

Our team is pleased to offer a private custom 3-hour version of Scrum Basics for Nonprofits that allows for us to customize the content and tailor our discussion to your organization’s understanding and successful implementation of the Scrum framework.

Upcoming Credential Courses

Registered Scrum Master

The Scrum Master is accountable for the team’s effectiveness, with the Scrum framework, the Scrum Master has the ability to empower the Scrum team ultimately improving its practices

Who should attend:

  • Any nonprofit professional that wants to lead by serving their team, even if they are a nonprofit professional that is a “team of one” based on their org chart. 
  • This could mean everyone from nonprofit CEOs to Directors of Development to Grant Professionals to Office Managers!

Each course is 1:00 – 4:00 pm ET

Registered Product Owner

The Product Owner is accountable for maximizing the value of the product resulting from the work of the Scrum Team. How this is done may vary widely across organizations, Scrum Teams, and individuals.

Who should attend:

  • Any nonprofit professional that is providing the vision to their team or to the team(s) they work with.
  • Any nonprofit professional that wants to lead by serving their team, even if they are a nonprofit professional that looks like a “team of one” on the organizational chart.

Each course is 1:00 – 4:00 pm ET

Recorded Agile Trainings

One Hour Recorded Webinars

Recorded Webinars Offered in Collaboration

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Trained Since 2018
This was everything I needed and more. So many webinars end up actually only being for one level of knowledge, and the presenter did a great job of catering to people within different types of organizations and with different types of teams. As someone who has worked with several nonprofits who have issues with silos and processes and procedure refinement, this proved to be an interesting new look for me at ways we could improve the way we work as a team.
Webinar Attendee
My nonprofit is small so I wear many of the hats of the roles discussed but this SCRUM approach to completing grants will help me better organize all that is needed and hopefully keep me from burning the midnight oil to meet deadlines. Thank you!
Webinar Attendee
Diane offered flexibility and Sympathy to our unique organization
Scrum Master Course
Simply amazing. I am hopeful I can implement SCRUM in my workplace.
Webinar Attendee
She was great. I view a lot of webinars that are only ok, and she is a fantastic presenter. Very intelligent, and got me excited about a whole new set of professional goals around scrum/agile. Love it.
Webinar Attendee
I loved the interjections of concepts and practices to show us a number of ways to bring these concepts back to our teams
Scrum Master Course