Nonprofit Data Analytics & Impact

Harness the power of data in your organization

Data is all around us. Nonprofits are collecting a wide variety of data related to impact measurement, financial metrics, fundraising progress and customer satisfaction. Nonprofit leaders need to harness the power of that data to make decisions on how to survive and thrive in today’s competitive environment. In a new live virtual program, faculty and practitioners will share key insights on the importance of strong data analytics and impact strategies within your nonprofit organization.

Kellogg School of Management has been a leader in data analytics long before “big data” became a buzzword. Our focus is on building leaders’ skills to manage the key data surrounding them and equip them to make the most effective decisions. In this program, leading Kellogg faculty members will share their perspectives on how to use data for decision-making, including operations and impact measurement. They will provide frameworks and strategies to apply to your organization. To complement the academic faculty, the program will feature the perspective of nonprofit leaders who have worked with their data to make key improvements in their organizations.

This program is offered in a live virtual format. Our live virtual programs are built to deliver a rich experience that’s comparable to our in-person programs. You will have the opportunity to engage with our faculty and your peers in live discussions and lecture sessions. You will come away with the tools to navigate and succeed in the new business landscape.

Center for Nonprofit Management

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Harness the power of data to propel your nonprofit forward.


Who Should Attend

  • Senior nonprofit, government/public sector and non-governmental organization executives
  • Nonprofit CEOs, executive directors and major program managers looking for new tools and approaches to better understand the role that data analytics plays in operations and impact measurement

Key Benefits

  • Learn new ways to be strategic in the data you gather to answer the “business” questions you have
  • Learn how to use data across the organization for effective decision-making
  • Explore impact metrics and determine how to demonstrate impact
  • Engage with practical examples of strong data analytics best practices in real world case studies

Program Content

Analytics for Nonprofit Leaders

  • Learn how to match an analytics strategy to your organizational objectives
  • Delve into your own Key Performance Indicators and understand the data that drives them
  • Understand how to make strategic and operational decisions using strong data analytics

Finding"Right Fit" Evidence

  • Understand “right fit” evidence and balance cost and learning
  • How to build data systems that support learning and improvement
  • Use actionable, credible data to generate improvement and impact across the organization

Living Case Studies

  • Build a culture of data analytics within your organization
  • Understand the role data analytics played in enhancing success metrics in real world situations

Building a DEI Lens for Data Analysis

  • Learn a framework you can use to analyze your organization's data with a DEI lens
  • Practice analyzing data with this data framework
  • Develop skills in facilitating data discussions with colleagues/ partners to achieve results


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

Dean Karlan - Professor of Economics and Finance, Frederic Esser Nemmers Chair Co-Director, Global Poverty Research Lab

Joel K. Shapiro - Clinical Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences

Pranav Kothari - Adjunct Lecturer of Social Enterprise, Kellogg School of Management; Founder & CEO, Revolution Impact, LLC; Prior – VP, Strategy & Innovation, KnowledgeWorks; Co-Founder & MD, Mission Measurement

Accommodations, Fees & Policies


This program is delivered in a live virtual format via the Zoom platform. Please visit our live virtual programs page for more information.

Application Deadline

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 scholarship requests are reviewed by our Registrar and any scholarships granted will be charged to your credit card.


  • If you request a scholarship, your credit card is submitted upon registration and will be charged once your request is approved (allow 1-2 business days for review).
  • If you do not request a scholarship, your credit card will be charged upon application submission.

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 two rollovers, after the second 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.

Approved By CFRE


Full participation in this Kellogg Nonprofit Executive Education program entitles you to 10 points in Category 1.B—Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

Note: Participants who wish to apply for continuing education points on their CFRE application for initial certification and/or recertification will be able to access a tracking form on the course site, once they register for the program.

Learn More

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

Kellogg School of Management

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