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.
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.
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 Townsend - Academic Director; Associate Director, Nonprofit Executive Programs
Michelle L. Buck - Clinical Professor of Leadership
Evelyn Fitzgerald - Executive Director, Social Venture Partners, Chicago
Elizabeth Schwan-Rosenwald - Chief Program Officer, Common Impact
Tasha Seitz - Adjunct Lecturer of Global Initiatives in Management; Chief Investment Officer, Impact Engine; Chairman of the Board, Spark Ventures
This program is delivered in a live virtual format via the Zoom platform. Please visit our live virtual programs page for more information.
In-person 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 10:00am 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