Our live virtual programs are purpose-built to deliver a world-class experience comparable to our in-person programs, with class sizes limited to provide a rich and personal learning environment. You’ll engage in real-time interaction with professors and peers online, immerse yourself in discussions around ideas and solutions, and acquire strategies and tools that you can immediately deploy to solve your most pressing challenges.
April 13-14 & 20-21, 2021 (half days)
Now more than ever, nonprofit organizations need their development strategies to be well structured, creative and data-driven. Nonprofit organizations not only need an understanding of the donor market, stakeholders and fundraising strategy, but also a strong infrastructure to drive fundraising decisions. Learn how to assess your current fundraising systems, communicate your philanthropic value and leverage data for strategic fundraising.
March 2-3, 5, 8-9 & 11, 2021 (half days)
September 20-21, 23, 27-28 & 30, 2021 (half days)
This program is designed to encourage the psychology and thought processes that drive consistent, creative and effective fund generation techniques for all scales and types of nonprofit organizations. The participants will work collaboratively to thoughtfully assess their own fundraising practices and discover which techniques work best.
April 12-16 & 19-22, 2021 (half days)
This hands-on exploration of the unique challenges of leading a university core facility or research hospital will enhance your business and management skills and give you practical experience in applying them to a project specific to your organization.
May 17-20, 2021 (half days)
For clinical investigators and administrative staff in clinical labs, this program offers a strong foundation of business concepts from finance and fundraising to organizational culture, strategic time management and influence strategies. Kellogg faculty will share principles of building collaborative teams and how to leverage personal leadership strengths. Participants will then have the chance to apply the learnings to their own situations.
Jan. 26-27 & Feb. 2-3, 2021 (half days)
Will the leaders of today be able to prepare their organizations to meet the social and leadership challenges of a world in transition? This program is designed to prepare nonprofit leaders to understand, lead and manage change initiatives to transform their organizations.
Feb. 10-11 & 16-17, 2021 (half days)
The word "innovation" elicits images of high-tech contraptions and digitized everything. However, innovation is also about organizational design, creative & blended processes and exploring new applications of existing systems. This program will focus on how leaders infuse and sustain an innovation mindset into their organizations.
Harness the power of data to fuel your organizational decision-making in today’s competitive environment.
Feb. 18-19 & 23-24, 2021 (half days)
Deepen your knowledge of nonprofit finance and broaden your understanding of your organization's financial picture. Improve your ability to analyze financial statements, spot trends, identify cost containment opportunities and foresee the implications of your financial management decisions.
Jan. 13-14 & 20-21, 2021 (half days)
Learn how to drive impact by applying your private sector skills to the nonprofit world. This program will help leaders looking to make a career change or deepen their understanding of social impact.
April 27-28 & May 4-5, 2021 (half days)
This program focuses on new ways to think strategically about one's own leadership style, issues and challenges. Participants will also look at how to maximize your own performance while engaging and inspiring others by communicating a sense of purpose, value and vision.
March 15, 18-19, 23-24 & 26, 2021 (half days)
Embracing diversity, equity and inclusion is no longer a conversation but an expectation. As a leader, you must look within yourself to understand your power and privilege and commit to addressing systemic inequities. Now is the time to set the strategic direction for equity in your organization and become an agent for change.
In these times of extraordinary change, nonprofit leaders are called on to be adaptable and resilient in order to solve complex challenges. Our live virtual programs will provide you with the knowledge, insights and confidence you need to lead through unprecedented circumstances.
How are Center for Nonprofit Management live virtual programs delivered?
Our live virtual programs have been purpose-built to deliver a world-class experience comparable to our in-person programs, with class sizes limited to provide a rich and personal learning environment. You’ll engage in real-time interaction with professors and peers online, immerse yourself in small group discussions, and acquire strategies and tools that you can immediately deploy to solve your most pressing challenges.
Do I need to log into live virtual programs at specific times?
Yes, because these programs are live, there are set class times and participants must be able to participate during the specified times each day to receive their certificate of participation at the conclusion of each program.
What is a typical schedule like?
Class sessions for live virtual programs typically last 3-4 hours each day with multiple breaks scheduled.
How do I access my Kellogg program once I’ve registered?
You will receive an email prior to the start of the program for which you have registered with a link to log into the program platform.
Will I receive any readings before the program starts?
Approximately 2 weeks prior to the program start date, you will receive access to a course website. This site will contain pre-reading materials to prepare for your program.
Are scholarships available for live virtual programs?
Yes. Up to 50% scholarships are available for Center for Nonprofit Management live virtual programs. Please check the box on your application that indicates the level of scholarship you are requesting. Our Registrar will confirm your status and your invoice will be adjusted to reflect your scholarship.
When is payment due?
Enrollment is not confirmed until full payment is received. Payment may accompany the registration or an invoice can be sent. Full payment is due within 30 days of the invoice date. If the participant is enrolling within 30 days of the program’s start date, full payment is due immediately.
What types of payment are accepted?
Can I pay online?
Yes. Online payment by credit card is allowed at the time of the registration unless the program has admission requirements, special pricing or is at capacity.
What is Kellogg’s cancellation policy?
Once your registration has been confirmed, you may contact your program manager if you have any questions about your registration. 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.
Northwestern University reserves the right to cancel a program at any time for any reason. In the unlikely event of a program cancellation, paid program fees will be refunded.
Do I earn a certificate for live virtual programs?
Yes. Participants receive a certificate of participation at the end of each program when they participate in all program sessions.
Do live virtual programs offer credit toward my Scholars Certificate?
Yes. Center for Nonprofit Management live virtual programs count towards the completion of an Executive Scholar Certificate in Nonprofit Management. You can learn more about the Kellogg Executive Scholars Certificate Program here.
What are the technical requirements and minimum bandwidth needed to participate in Kellogg programs?The following is required: