Taking your private sector skills and experience and applying them to the social impact effort can be incredibly fulfilling and drive real outcomes. Whether you’re hoping to transition your career, dedicate time to strategic volunteering, engage in impact investing, launch a social startup or become a board member, you’ll need to understand the landscape and possibilities across the realm of social impact.
This three-day executive education program will introduce you to the social sector, from nonprofits to impact investing, sustainability, social enterprise and more. The program will provide a baseline understanding of the funding streams, mechanisms of impact, cutting-edge trends and opportunities, breadth of ways to engage and more. In addition, we will explore actionable paths towards applying your professional skills and experience in the impact sector, including complete career shifts, pro bono engagement, strategic volunteerism, philanthropy and investment opportunities.
Use your corporate world skills to drive impact in nonprofit organizations.
Megan Kashner - Academic Director; Clinical Assistant Professor & Director of Social Impact, Kellogg Public-Private Interface; Founder and CEO, Benevolent
Jennifer Paul - Academic Director; Director, Nonprofit Executive Programs, Center for Nonprofit Management, Kellogg School of Management
Richard Brown - Vice President, Philanthropy, American Express
Evelyn Kuo Fitzgerald - Executive Director, Social Venture Partners, Chicago
Nicholas A. Pearce - Clinical Associate Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management
Elizabeth Schwan-Rosenwald - Chief External Relations Officer, The Taproot Foundation
Tasha Seitz - Adjunct Lecturer of Global Initiatives in Management; Chief Investment Officer, Impact Engine; Chairman of the Board, Spark Ventures
Location & Accommodations:
This program is held on Northwestern University's Evanston campus, at the James L. Allen Center.
James L. Allen Center
2169 Campus Drive
Hotel Information: Participants are responsible for booking their hotel accommodations during their stay.
Schedule: The program will start at 1:00pm on Monday, April 23, 2018 and ends at 4:00pm on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. An optional lunch will be offered on Monday at 11:45am at the Allen Center prior to the official program start time.
Cost: The tuition for this program is $1,150 per person, which includes meals and program materials. There is a 30% Kellogg Alumni Discount for qualified applicants and scholarships are available for those working in the nonprofit sector.
Application Deadline: The deadline for registration is 10:00am on Friday, April 20, 2018.
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
April 23-25, 2018
Start: April 23 at 1:00 PM
End: April 25 at 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Evanston campus
For more information about this program, please contact Michael Rice at