The Center for Community Leadership and Nonprofit Excellence serves the capacity-building needs of nonprofit organizations in Northeastern Pennsylvania to help them meet their critical missions more effectively and to improve their impact throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.

There are 215+ online certificates available through eCornell. Some of the newest certificates being offered include:

  • Generative AI for Business Transformation Certificate
  • Marketing AI Certificate
  • AI Strategy Certificate

In response to the high demand, we are excited to open a second round of registration for nonprofit professionals. This partnership with eCornell is an effort to help build capacity and skills for our current and emerging nonprofit leaders. Through this partnership, participants can take eCornell courses and earn certificates at a heavily discounted rate.

The tuition cost for each course taken through eCornell will be covered 85% by capacity-building grant funds. The remaining cost will be covered by the participant or their organization.

  • One course = $100 participant cost*
  • Certificate (users apply for courses individually, but can work towards a certificate!)

➣4 Course Certificate = $400 participant cost
➣5 Course Certificate = $500 participant cost
➣6 Course Certificate = $600 participant cost
➣7 Course Certificate = $700 participant cost

*For anyone who has taken at least one course prior to May 1, 2024 their cost was locked in at the previous $50 per course rate.

A special portal has been created to review courses available through this partnership between Center for Community Leadership Nonprofit Excellence and eCornell partnership.

Step One – Explore Your Options

Visit to learn more about which courses are available. Courses will be applied for and approved by Scranton Area Community Foundation. There are 200+ online certificate programs available from eCornell. While courses are to be taken one at a time, they can be done as a single course or in pursuit of a Certificate. To see a full list of the 200+ eCornell certificate programs available, and which courses can be applied to each certificate, visit

Step Two – Apply and Receive Approval for a seat in an eCornell Course

When you have selected the course you want to take, visit to begin the process. Once you create an account, enter Access Code “ecornell”. At the completion of this process, you will receive an email with your approval or denial status. You will not be able to officially register for a course until you have completed this application and approval process.

Step Three – Register for a Course

Visit and select the start date of the course you were approved to attend. The start date must be within 90 days of the application and approval from the Scranton Area Foundation. Your registration request for the course will be reviewed within 2 business days of registering.

Step Four – Begin the Course

Follow the instructions in your eCornell welcome email to begin the course preparation process. All instructions for course prep, grading policies, transfer of courses, etc will be communicated from Cornell once you are officially registered.