Effective Nonprofit Governance

Increasing Board Engagement For Strategic Stewardship

Today's nonprofit board members and their organizations face a changing environment filled with increasing competition, sophisticated donors, and new methods of solicitation. How should the nonprofit leaders change their approach to help board members react to this environment more effectively and provide leadership that supports their nonprofit organization? How can board members use their time and commitment to become better ambassadors and help organizations increase their impact and meet their missions?

In this program, you will learn how to provide tools to board members that will help maximize donor engagement, define a clear strategy for recruiting new board members and build stronger relationships with donors. Kellogg Center for Nonprofit Management faculty and industry practitioners will engage you with a rich mix of classroom learning and interactive discussion.

Center for Nonprofit Management

Build trust between the board and leadership


Who Should Attend

  • Board Members, Executive Directors and CEOs of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Board Members, Executive Directors and CEOs of Foundations & Family Businesses

Key Benefits

  • Discuss and share critical strategic issues facing boards and board members today
  • Understand the importance of the successful partnership of the staff leadership and board members when fundraising
  • Experience a lively panel discussion, featuring current board members discussing their experiences as fundraising volunteers for nonprofit organizations


Jennifer Paul - Academic Director; Director, Nonprofit Executive Programs, Center for Nonprofit Management, Kellogg School of Management

Liz Livingston Howard - Clinical Professor of Management; Director of Nonprofit Executive Education

Megan Kashner - Clinical Assistant Professor & Director of Social Impact, Kellogg Public-Private Interface; Founder and CEO, Benevolent

Fees & Accommodations


Nonprofit Management Programs are held at Northwestern University's Chicago Campus.

Wieboldt Hall
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.

Application Deadline

The deadline for registration is 10:00 am one business day prior to the program start date.


Participants are responsible for booking their hotel accommodations during their stay.

Cancellation Policy:

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.

Learn More

Please email or call us if you would like additional information about Nonprofit Programs

Kellogg School of Management

James L. Allen Center
2169 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208