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Chicago Public Education Fund (A)

Case Number: 5-104-021(A), Year Published: 2004

HBS Number: KEL072

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Authors: David M Messick; Sarah Zehr

Key Concepts

Performance Measurement, Nonprofit Management, Strategic Planning, Women in Management, Venture Philanthropy, Nonprofit Marketing


The case discusses the challenges associated with measuring and demonstrating performance in a nonprofit organization with a venture philanthropy operating model. Case A focuses on the strategic planning process and defining/demonstrating the value of the venture philanthropy operating model applied to public education. Case B deals more specifically with the challenges of performance measurement and articulating results to stakeholders. Both cases feature a female in the protagonist role as leader of the organization.

Number of Pages: 20

Extended Case Information

Teaching Areas: Management, Strategy, Non Profit

Geographic: Chicago

Industry: Nonprofit, Education

Organization Name: The Chicago Public Education Fund

Organization Department: Management

Organization Size: Small

Decision Maker Position: Executive Director

Decision Maker Gender: Female

Year of Case: 2001