Nonprofit Data Analytics & Impact

Kellogg School of Management

How long?

  • 3 days
  • online

Kellogg School of Management


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Who should attend

  • Nonprofit CEOs, executive directors and senior nonprofit leaders looking to gain an understanding of equity and become an agent for change
  • Nonprofit board members interested in setting strategic

About the course

Harness the power of data in your organization Data is all around us. Nonprofits are collecting a wide variety of data related to impact measurement, financial metrics, fundraising progress and customer satisfaction. Nonprofit leaders need to harness the power of that data to make decisions on how to survive and thrive in today’s competitive environment. In a new live virtual program, faculty and practitioners will share key insights on the importance of strong data analytics and impact strategies within your nonprofit organization.

Kellogg School of Management has been a leader in data analytics long before “big data” became a buzzword. Our focus is on building leaders’ skills to manage the key data surrounding them and equip them to make the most effective decisions. In this program, leading Kellogg faculty members will share their perspectives on how to use data for decision-making, including operations and impact measurement. They will provide frameworks and strategies to apply to your organization. To complement the academic faculty, the program will feature the perspective of nonprofit leaders who have worked with their data to make key improvements in their organizations.

This program will be offered in a live virtual format through spring 2021. 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.

Key Benefits

  • Learn new ways to be strategic in the data you gather to answer the “business” questions you have
  • Learn how to use data across the organization for effective decision-making
  • Explore impact metrics and determine how to demonstrate impact
  • Engage with practical examples of strong data analytics best practices in real world case studies

Program Content

Data Driven Decision-Making

  • Learn how to match an analytics strategy to your organizational objectives
  • Delve into your own Key Performance Indicators and understand the data that drives them
  • Understand how to make strategic and operational decisions using strong data analytics

Finding Your Success Metric

  • Understand “right fit” evidence and balance cost and learning
  • How to build data systems that support learning and improvement
  • Use actionable, credible data to generate improvement and impact across the organization

Living Case Studies

  • Build a culture of data analytics within your organization
  • Understand the role data analytics played in enhancing success metrics in real world situations

Data Analytics for Leaders

  • Understand how to motivate your team to appreciate and apply data analytics to your work
  • Identify key ideas that will enable you to apply the learnings to your leadership situation


Liz Livingston Howard

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...

Joel K. Shapiro

Joel Shapiro, JD, PhD, is clinical associate professor of data analytics. Joel is an expert on helping business leaders and organizations generate business value by building and scaling enterprise-wide analytics strategies that achieve important business goals. With a laser focus on building re...

Dean Karlan

Dean Karlan is a Professor of Economics and Finance at Northwestern University, and President and Founder of Innovations for Poverty Action, a non-profit organization dedicated to discovering and promoting solutions to global poverty problems, and working to scale-up successful ideas through impl...

Nonprofit Data Analytics & Impact at Kellogg School of Management

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