Nonprofits cannot grow without some commitment to innovation. Organizational change and innovation for nonprofits are key to high-impact service delivery. A nonprofit leader has the responsibility to provide the opportunity for change, as do the individuals to be an active part of the innovative change. This could lead to a pattern of growth and renewed birth for the organization. Through this program, you will explore the concepts of process- and design-based innovation.
Generate new ideas that will take your organization to the next level
Customer-Centered Agile Innovation
Quantifying the Unquantifiable: Driving Decisions and Innovation with Data
As a nonprofit organization, wouldn’t it be ideal if you were able to extend the right kind of services to the right beneficiary at the right time? Increasing efficacy is, theoretically, one of the most straightforward ways to deliver on your mission and extend precious resources. Whether it is accurately predicting the future needs of your populace or enhancing the spread of your core message to raise awareness, all of these actions can be improved by leveraging data from your own users --- whether it be from their behavior or direct feedback.
Beautiful Constraints – A New Path for Nonprofit Innovation
Build to Learn: Design Solutions and a Culture of Innovation
People-centric innovation depends on rapidly testing ideas with your stakeholders, rapidly learning from those tests, to increase the likelihood that you will design solutions to meet their needs.
Liz Gerber - Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence, McCormick School of Engineering
Jim Kales - President & CEO, Aspire Chicago
Robert Wolcott - Clinical Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Executive Education ; Co-Founder and Executive Director, Kellogg Innovation Network
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.
Hospitality during the Program
We strive to provide healthy meal choices for our participants for breakfast, lunch and breaks. We typically provide a range of choices, including some vegetarian-friendly and gluten-avoidant selections. We cannot meet all dietary preferences, but we will do our best to accommodate health restrictions, religious restrictions and food allergies.
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.
Please email or call us if you would like additional information about Nonprofit Programs
November 20-21, 2019
Start: November 20 at 8:30 AM
End: November 21 at 5:00 PM
November 18-19, 2020
Start: November 18 at 8:30 AM
End: November 19 at 5:00 PM