Liz Livingston Howard
Liz Livingston Howard

EXECUTIVE EDUCATION
Clinical Professor of Management
Director of Nonprofit Executive Education

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Liz Livingston Howard is a graduate of Northwestern University and holds an MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern. Ms. Howard is the Director of Kellogg's Nonprofit Management Executive Education programs and a Clinical Professor of Management. She developed and teaches curriculum for MBA students and nonprofit executives. Ms. Howard serves as the Academic Director for a variety of nonprofit executive education courses and has designed several custom executive education programs.

Previously, she served as Assistant Dean for Development for Kellogg from 1994 to 2003. In that role, she was responsible for the fundraising activities of the Kellogg School including alumni and individual solicitation, corporate and foundation grants. She was involved with the $1.4 billion Campaign Northwestern. During her tenure, total giving to the school increased 100% and the Kellogg School raised over $100 million for significant objectives in Campaign Northwestern.

Prior to joining the Kellogg School, Ms. Howard served as a fundraising consultant with Charles R. Feldstein & Company, based in Chicago. Her additional development work was as Director of Development for the Chicago Tourism Council/Mayor's Office of Tourism for the City of Chicago and as the first Director of Development for Regina Dominican High School, Wilmette, Illinois.

Outside of her professional responsibilities, Ms. Howard has been involved with a number of philanthropic organizations in Chicago. She was selected as a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow to participate in a unique, year-long venture to deepen the understanding of greater Chicago, thereby enhancing the future quality of civic and community leadership. In addition, she served as the founding chairman of the Chicago Community Trust Young Leaders Fund, an endowment fund established in 1994 by young professionals in Chicago to educate them about grant-making and the value of philanthropy.

Currently, she serves as Secretary of the 100 Club of Chicago, providing financial assistance to the families of first responders killed in the line of duty in Cook County, Secretary of the Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago, and a member of the Women's Board of Northwestern University. She has provided consulting services for local nonprofits in the areas of fundraising, marketing, strategic planning, and board governance.



Areas of Expertise
Arts Management
Fundraising
Nonprofit Governance
Nonprofit Management

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Academic Positions
Clinical Professor of Management, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2016-present
Clinical Associate Professor of Management, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2013-2016

Print Research
Cases
Howard, Liz Livingston. 2011. Leadership and Vision at Barrington United Methodist Church (A). Case 5-211-258(A).
Howard, Liz Livingston and Sachin Waikar. 2010. Creating a Culture of Empowerment and Accountability at St. Martin de Porres High School (B). Case 5-410-755(B) (KEL515).
Howard, Liz Livingston. 2009. The Changing of the Guard: Planning for Succession at Madison Children's Foundation (B). Case 5-309-502(B) (KEL438).
Howard, Liz Livingston and Sachin Waikar. 2010. Creating a Culture of Empowerment and Accountability at St. Martin de Porres High School (A). Case 5-410-755(A) (KEL514).
Shumate, Michelle, Liz Livingston Howard and Sachin Waikar. 2014. Driving Strategic Change at The Junior League (B). Case 5-413-760(B) (KEL817).
Howard, Liz Livingston and Matthew Shaw. 2007. Dream Big Academy Charter Schools (B). Case 5-306-502(B) (KEL338).
Howard, Liz Livingston. 2011. Leadership and Vision at Barrington United Methodist Church (B). Case 5-211-258(B).
Howard, Liz Livingston. 2009. The Changing of the Guard: Planning for Succession at Madison Children's Foundation (A). Case 5-309-502(A) (KEL437).
Shumate, Michelle, Liz Livingston Howard and Sachin Waikar. 2014. Driving Strategic Change at The Junior League (A). Case 5-413-760(A) (KEL816).
Howard, Liz Livingston and Matthew Shaw. 2007. Dream Big Academy Charter Schools (A). Case 5-306-502(A) (KEL337).

 
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Teaching Interests
Management of nonprofit organizations, particularly fundraising.
Full-Time / Evening & Weekend MBA
Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management (KPPI-450-5)
This five-week class will be a crash-course on the strategy, leadership, impact, and funding outlooks of mission-driven organizations. Beginning with a focus on theory of change and strategic approach, the course will then explore leadership and impact measurement and assessment. Guest speakers will introduce students to the areas of funding and resource development for nonprofit organizations as well as to the philosophical, public policy, longevity and other core questions to long-term impact work. Designed for students with a future interest in working, volunteering, contributing or sitting on the board of directors in the nonprofit sector, students will emerge with a clear knowledge of how nonprofits work, how they are funded, varying perspectives on leadership, strategy and impact, and more. This course will rely on lecture, guest speakers, readings and exercises focused on the strategic management of nonprofit, mission-driven organizations. Students will be exposed to theory and practical examples of leadership, strategy, finance, impact measurement all designed to illustrate successful business practices contributing to growth and scaling in the nonprofit sector.

Board Governance of Non-Profit Organizations (KPPI-455-5)
This course was formerly known as KPPI 455-A/KPPI 455-B
This course imparts an understanding of how nonprofit organizations are governed. It is designed for students who will serve as board members, volunteers or staff of nonprofit organizations. The intent is to help students appreciate the nature of nonprofit organizations; the roles and responsibilities of boards, the staff and volunteers; how the boards of nonprofit organizations function; and what makes boards and individual board members effective and ineffective. The course is developed through readings, lectures, discussions, and individual and group projects. Guest speakers bring additional perspectives to the class.

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