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 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
Elise Madrick - Academic Director; Associate Director, Nonprofit Executive Programs
William Towns - Adjunct Professor in Kellogg’s Sustainability and Social Impact Program
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
Malcolm Preston - Adjunct Professor in Kellogg’s Sustainability and Social Impact Program
Lloyd Kurtz - Visiting Scholar, Senior Portfolio Manager, Wells Fargo
Allison Henry - Clinical Assistant Professor in Kellogg’s Social Impact Program, Director of the Golub Capital Board Fellows Program
Evelyn Fitzgerald - Executive Director, Social Venture Partners, Chicago
Tasha Seitz - Adjunct Lecturer of Global Initiatives in Management; Chief Investment Officer, Impact Engine; Chairman of the Board, Spark Ventures
In-person Nonprofit Management Programs are held at Northwestern University's Chicago Campus.
James L Allen Center
2169 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
The deadline for registration is 10:00am 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.
Please email or call us if you would like additional information about Nonprofit Programs
May 3 - 4, 2023
Start: May 3 at 8:30 AM
End: May 4 at 5:30 PM
For more information about this program, please contact Elise Madrick at