Professional Development on Your Terms

World-class learning and insight at no cost to you

Developed for emerging nonprofit leaders, Nonprofit Management Essentials is provided by The Allstate Foundation and powered by content from the Kellogg School Center for Nonprofit Management. 

As an emerging nonprofit leader, your time is valuable.  This content is designed to broaden your awareness across a breadth of management topics in a flexible, online offering.  Learn from faculty and practitioners and apply these management essentials to your leadership situation.  

The program is offered in two formats so you can choose the learning experience that works best for you:

On-Demand – Independent online learning at your own pace, available 24/7/365. Each module includes two to four short video segments and exercises that you can access at your convenience. Experience all or just some of the ten topics below. Log onto each topic separately — no application required.

Online Connection – A fully asynchronous, eight-week facilitated online learning experience and interaction with peers. Content and exercises are released on a weekly basis. Time commitment is approximately three hours per week. Application is required.

To access video content, you must create an account in Canvas, Northwestern’s online learning management system. You only need to create an account to access Nonprofit Management Essentials once. Once you are registered, simply click on Returning User to log into your account and access the video module of your choice. Each module contains approximately 30 minutes of video content with paired exercises.


Independent 24/7/365 online learning. Choose any module, start any time, proceed at your own pace.

Online Connection

Asynchronous, facilitated online learning. Join our next cohort beginning on August 20, 2019.

Registration deadline is August 9.


Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector

Mission-Driven Strategy


Stakeholder Engagement

Interpersonal Communication

Influence and Adaptability

Building Networks

Kellogg School of Management

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