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Kellogg School of Management

Effective Nonprofit Governance

Jul 17—Oct 29, 2019
2 days
Chicago, Illinois, United States
USD 850
USD 425 per day

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Increasing Board Engagement For Strategic Stewardship

Today's nonprofit board members and their organizations face a changing environment filled with increasing competition, sophisticated donors, and new methods of solicitation. How should the nonprofit leaders change their approach to help board members react to this environment more effectively and provide leadership that supports their nonprofit organization? How can board members use their time and commitment to become better ambassadors and help organizations increase their impact and meet their missions?

In this program, you will learn how to provide tools to board members that will help maximize donor engagement, define a clear strategy for recruiting new board members and build stronger relationships with donors. Kellogg Center for Nonprofit Management faculty and industry practitioners will engage you with a rich mix of classroom learning and interactive discussion.

Key Benefits

  • Discuss and share critical strategic issues facing boards and board members today
  • Understand the importance of the successful partnership of the staff leadership and board members when fundraising
  • Experience a lively panel discussion, featuring current board members discussing their experiences as fundraising volunteers for nonprofit organizations

Who should attend

  • Board Members, Executive Directors and CEOs of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Board Members, Executive Directors and CEOs of Foundations & Family Businesses


Liz Livingston Howard is a graduate of Northwestern University and holds an MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern. Ms. Howard is the Director of Kellogg's Nonprofit Management Executive Education programs and a Clinical Professor of Management. She developed and teaches...
Megan Kashner is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Kellogg's Public-Private Interface and Director of Social Impact. Kashner comes to Kellogg from an extensive career in the impact sector, most recently as the Founder of Benevolent, a philanthropic platform that invites donors to step in and fill...