At the core of nonprofit financial management is the fact that money and mission are inextricably linked. Nonprofit organizations exist to provide services that other sectors of our community are unable or unwilling to provide. To provide those services nonprofit organizations need financial resources, and the financial tools necessary to strengthen the organization. In this program you will be guided by our expert faculty on a journey to explore the tools needed to build financial capacity and move the organization forward on the quest to accomplish its mission.
This program will show you how to examine the intersection of finance and mission. Additionally, participants will explore the importance of a strategic planning process which includes forecasting future resources, risk management, and building a plan to deploy those resources to accomplish the mission.
Please Note - This course runs back-to-back with Nonprofit Finance: Toolkit for Leaders. We encourage you to consider taking both Financial Tools for Strengthening Your Organization and Nonprofit Finance: Toolkit for Leaders to enhance your financial skills.
Plan ahead for your organization’s financial future
The Intersection of Finance and Mission
Strategic Financial Planning
Capital Planning for the Future
Managing Risk: What Nonprofit Leaders Need to Know to Keep their Organizations Safe
Jim Croft - Academic Director; Academic Director of Nonprofit Finance Programs, Center for Nonprofit Management, Kellogg School of Management
Bela Barner - Strategic and Business Planning Consultant
Michael Boisvert - Founder & President, Longhouse Capital Advisors
Marian Powers - Adjunct Professor of Executive Education
Ivy Walker - Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Helios Digital Learning
Latham Williams - Co-Founder and Principal, Headlights, LLC
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.
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.
THIS PROGRAM IS APPROVED BY THE CFRE TO AWARD CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
Full participation in this Kellogg Nonprofit Executive Education program entitles you to 14 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.
Please email or call us if you would like additional information about Nonprofit Programs