Liz Livingston Howard
Liz Livingston Howard

EXECUTIVE EDUCATION
Clinical Associate Professor of Management
Director of Non-Profit 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 Associate 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 educator 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 Executive Committee of the Women's Board of Northwestern University. Previously, she was President of the School Advisory Board at St. Norbert School in Northbrook. She has provided consulting services for local nonprofits in the areas of fundraising, marketing, strategic planning, board governance, event planning and capacity building.



Areas of Expertise
Arts Management
Fundraising
Nonprofit Governance
Nonprofit Management
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Education
MBA, 1993, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
B.A., 1986, Northwestern University

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

Other Professional Experience
Director of Nonprofit Executive Education, Northwestern University, 1994-present
Associate Director, Northwestern University, 2005-2009
Assistant Dean, Director of Development, Northwestern University, 1994-2003
Consultant, CHARLES R. FELDSTEIN & COMPANY, 1991-1994
Director of Development, City of Chicago, 1990-1991
Director of Development, Regina Dominican High School, 1986-1990

 
Print Research
Cases
Shumate, Michelle, Liz Livingston Howard and Sachin Waikar. 2014. Driving Strategic Change at The Junior League (A). Case 5-413-760(A).
Shumate, Michelle, Liz Livingston Howard and Sachin Waikar. 2014. Driving Strategic Change at The Junior League (B). Case 5-413-760(B).
Howard, Liz Livingston. 2011. Leadership and Vision at Barrington United Methodist Church (B). Case 5-211-258(B).
Howard, Liz Livingston. 2011. Leadership and Vision at Barrington United Methodist Church (A). Case 5-211-258(A).
Berger, GailLiz Livingston Howard 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).
Berger, GailLiz Livingston Howard 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).
Howard, Liz Livingston. 2009. The Changing of the Guard: Planning for Succession at Madison Children's Foundation (A). Case 5-309-502(A) (KEL437).
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 Matthew Shaw. 2007. Dream Big Academy Charter Schools (B). Case 5-306-502(B) (KEL338).
Howard, Liz Livingston and Matthew Shaw. 2007. Dream Big Academy Charter Schools (A). Case 5-306-502(A) (KEL337).

 
Print Teaching
Teaching Interests
Management of nonprofit organizations, particularly fundraising.
Full-Time / Part-Time MBA
Leading the Mission Driven Enterprise (KPPI-450-0)

This course counts toward the following majors: Social Enterprise.

Formerly SEEK-450-0

This course gives students a strong understanding of for-profit and nonprofit social enterprises. It focuses on the critical issues faced by managers of mission-driven organizations. Designed for students who seek to start, lead, volunteer for, consult, fund or contribute to social enterprises — especially nonprofits — the course will address finance, accounting, strategy, marketing/fundraising and metrics-performance. We will deal with questions of organizational choice such as why an organization is nonprofit rather than for-profit; how it operates or compares to equivalent organizations; and the contribution and value of this organization relative to other forms. Case studies, group work and guest lecturers round out the classroom experience. There are no prerequisites. This is one of the three foundation courses in the Social Enterprise at Kellogg Program. It counts toward the SEEK major and the nonprofit specialization.

Board Governance of Non-Profit Organizations (KPPI-455-A)

This course counts toward the following majors: Social Enterprise.

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.