Nonprofit Custom Programs

Learning solutions designed specifically for your organization

Nonprofits face unique business challenges that determine their organizations' health. Since 2001, The Center for Nonprofit Management has partnered with nonprofits to develop solutions and help executives solve tomorrow's business and leadership challenges today. Whether you're facing fundraising challenges, seeking to broaden your impact, or interested in strengthening your team's leadership skills, we can help.

The Center is uniquely equipped with nonprofit sector experts and Kellogg faculty who write the books on cutting-edge business practices. Together, we assess your learning needs and your employees' learning capacities. We then design a preliminary academic plan, evaluate and refine that plan by engaging with stakeholders at all levels of the organization and deliver an outstanding educational experience that builds on your organization's unique strengths and addresses your most pressing challenges.

Custom programs are highly tailored and can range from day-long intensives, to five-day immersives. If you would like more information about creating a custom nonprofit program for your organization, please contact

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Custom programs provide a setting for leaders to learn from senior academic faculty and outstanding practitioners in an environment that fosters leadership and innovation.

Liz Livingston Howard, Executive Director, Center for Nonprofit Management

Custom Clients Include

Leadership and Management Education

Academy of Urban School Leadership

Accelerate Institute

The Allstate Foundation

American Association of Museums

Arts Alliance of Illinois

Association of Academic Museums & Galleries

Association of Art Museum Directors

Association of Fundraising Professionals (Chicago)

Bexley Seabury Seminary

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Illinois

BMO Harris Bank

Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago

Catholic Charities

Chicago Area Childcare Executives

Chicago Community Trust

Chicago Public Education Fund

Chicago Public Schools

Chicago United

Circle of Service Foundation

Commonweal Foundation

Cristo Rey Network of Schools

The Family Institute

Fond Du Lac Library

Garrett Evangelical Seminary

Gorton Community Center

Hillel International

Hispanics in Philanthropy

Jack Miller Family Foundation

Illinois Chamber of Commerce

Illinois Library Association

Illinois Network of Charter Schools

Illinois Parks & Recreation Association

Independent School Association of the Central States (ISACS)

Lake County Community Foundation

Lake Forest Open Lands

LEAD National

Lumpkin Family Foundation

Lyric Opera of Chicago

National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO)

National Association of State Treasurers

Night Ministry

North Suburban Library System

Northwestern University Office of Research

Northwestern University Program on African Studies

Office of Catholic Schools, Archdiocese of Chicago

Ronald McDonald House Charities Global

Rotary International

Schools That Can Milwaukee

United States Olympic Committee

University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary

YMCA of the USA

Nonprofit Board Governance Training


GE Capital

JP Morgan Chase

LaSalle National Bank


William Blair & Company

Utility Economic Development Association

Kellogg School of Management

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