Free Microsoft Excel Training for Nonprofits from TechSoup Africa

Free Microsoft Excel Training for Nonprofits from TechSoup Africa

Join over 32,000 nonprofit learners from around the world and learn how to get more out of the Microsoft tools you use every day. Microsoft Excel is a popular tool for small to medium sized nonprofits and thanks to a joint partnership that combines Microsoft’s product expertise with TechSoup’s deep understanding of how nonprofits use technology, you can now access popular Excel training for free until June 30, 2021.

Which Excel Courses Are On Offer

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. Each course is available to your staff and volunteers. These easy-to-access on-demand courses will allow you to learn at your own pace, on your own time, and on any device.

Excel 101 – The Basics

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

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.

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.

Excel 104 – Using Formulas and Functions

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.

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.

Excel 106 – Adding 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.

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.

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.

How do I create a free TechSoup Courses account?

Simply fill out the information at

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.

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

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