A new level of analytical rigor must be applied to questions related to achieving better outcomes. It is also time to adopt a radically different decision-making approach when allocating resources to programming, operations, fundraising and human capital.
In this program, you will explore methods for evaluating your organizational portfolio and increasing credibility for your organizational mission. You will leave equipped and empowered to effectively measure and critically evaluate the true social contributions your organization is making.
Translate your mission into results
Evidence Based Mission Measurement
Every major profession has tools that help improve decision-making: equity analysts have Bloomberg or FactSet; attorneys have Westlaw or Lexis-Nexis; banks have Equifax or Experian. What do social impact professionals use? The answer used to be Google, but now we can standardize, aggregate, benchmark, and predict outcomes. By using technology to make evidence universally accessible, we can transform our sector by empowering organizations to self-report in a consistent, evidence-based format.
Sessions will cover social sector trends and outcomes measurement strategies, and include interactive case studies on impact reporting and program design.
The Cost of Wrong Metrics: The Loss of Strategic Goals
Uncovering the Nuances of Impact: The Case of Your Organization
We often use the term Impact without having a clear definition of what we are talking about.
Data Analysis: Core Concepts, Tools and Frameworks
There is a lot that data science and analysis can accomplish, but it cannot do everything.
Using Data Beyond Impact: Improving Operational Effectiveness
Nonprofits often limit data to impact measurement, but data can drive significant operational and programmatic improvements as well.
Naini Serohi - Academic Director; Program Administrator Senior, Center for Nonprofit Management, Kellogg School of Management
Esther Choy - Founder & CEO, Leadership Story Lab; Author, Let The Story Do The Work
Andrew Means - Head: Beyond Uptake; Co-Founder: Impact Lab
Jason Saul - Founder & CEO: Mission Measurement; Board of Directors: Net Impact
Edward (Ned) Smith - Associate Professor of Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management; Associate Professor (by courtesy) of Sociology at Northwestern University; Faculty Affiliate, Northwestern Institute for Complexity (NICO)
Nonprofit Management Programs are held at Northwestern University's Chicago Campus.
340 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Chicago Campus Parking Map - Please Note: the Huron Superior Parking A lot and the Erie Ontario Parking C & D lots are available to the public and should be used when attending programs at Wieboldt Hall.
The deadline for registration is 10:00 am one business day prior to the program start date.Scholarship Assistance
Up to 50% scholarships are available for all of our nonprofit executive education programs for those working in nonprofit organizations. All applications are initially submitted at the full list price. Each is reviewed by our registrar and any scholarships granted will be reflected in the amount applied to your invoice or charged to your credit card.
Participants are responsible for booking their hotel accommodations during their stay in Chicago.
Participants must notify the Program Manager five business days in advance of the program start date if they are unable to attend. Otherwise, participants will be charged 20% of the stated program fees.
When canceling a program registration, participants may choose to rollover their payment to a future program or receive a refund. Participants are allowed three rollovers, after the third rollover, participants forfeit the money paid to the Center for Nonprofit Management.
*Refund or rollover must be requested at the time of the program cancellation. Once a program payment has been rolled over, a monetary refund is no longer an option. The participant must continue with the rollover process.
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