Never Stop Learning - Ongoing nonprofit professional development resources: essential for success! “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” —Socrates, NOT talking about nonprofit professional development ((but he could have been) Fewer than 20 years ago, the nonprofit sector was a little behind the times. We were the tortoise to the corporate world’s hare, mostly when it came to technology. Go back further to the early ‘90s and, like most nonprofits, your organization probably had a shiny, but static, website with some pictures, your mission statement, contact info and a big, red DONATE button at the bottom. Maybe at the top too.