Step Into Impact

Kellogg School of Management

How long?

  • 3 days
  • in person

Kellogg School of Management


Coursalytics is an independent platform to find, compare, and book executive courses. Coursalytics is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or otherwise affiliated with any business school or university.

Full disclaimer.

Read more about Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship courses will introduce you in detail to the phenomenon of entrepreneurship, help you develop existing entrepreneurial skills, acquire...

Read more about Finance

Finance is an integral and most important component of any business, so everyone needs to improve their competence in this area. Finance courses will ...

Read more about Non-profit

These days management and financial factors play a vital role in the framework of non-profit organizations. Non-profit institutions no longer implemen...

Who should attend

  • Leaders considering a career transition from the corporate sector to the social impact sector
  • Anyone wishing to engage as a volunteer, on a pro bono basis, as a board member or donor
  • Professionals interested in engaging in impact investing or in support of social entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurship
  • Those with some knowledge of the nonprofit or social sectors and seeking a broader understanding
  • Forward-thinking business and private sector leaders interested in weaving social impact into their work and life

About the course

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 three-day 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.

Key Benefits

  • Understand how to translate corporate skills to the nonprofit sector
  • Discover opportunities for engaging with causes important to you
  • Learn fundraising strategies that drive change in the nonprofit sector

Program Content

What is Social Impact?

  • Understand the definition and scope of impact work
  • Explore the various sub-sectors of impact work and the effect of social impact work on both the US and global economies

The Spectrum of Impact Organizations

  • Explore and understand the different types of impact organizations
  • Discuss the characteristics of the various impact organizations as well as the benefits and limitations to each

Funding Impact

  • Look at both new and traditional methods of funding impact from pure philanthropic models to earned revenue models to strategic impact investing
  • Explore and understand who is funding impact and their motivations

Finding Your Why

  • Explore and identify your personal values and their connection to your role in social impact

Transferring Your Skills for Impact

  • Introduce the range of ways people can use their professional skills, experience and networks to engage in social impact
  • Create a personal roadmap for getting started in the social impact sector
  • Participate in individual speed-coaching sessions to further hone your personal roadmap


Michelle Buck

Michelle Buck is Clinical Professor of Leadership at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She previously served as the School's first Director of Leadership Initiatives from 2006 to 2013, designing and coordinating opportunities for personal leadership development to comp...

Megan Kashner

Megan Kashner is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Kellogg's Public-Private Interface and Director of Social Impact. In her leadership of Kellogg's Social Impact offerings, Kashner focuses on the areas of impact investing, social entrepreneurship, sustainability, nonprofit management, policy, glo...

Tasha Seitz

Tasha Seitz, Adjunct Lecturer of Global Initiatives in Management, received her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1997. She is an accomplished investment and business professional with significant experience investing in technology and social entrepreneurs, helping emerging com...

Evelyn Kuo Fitzgerald

Evelyn collaborated with a small group of founding partners to launch SVP Chicago in 2012. Her search for a strategic way to make systemic social change led her to take the helm at SVP, where she drives SVP Chicago’s mission to build the capacity of innovative nonprofits and cultivate engaged phi...

Elizabeth Schwan-Rosenwald

Results driven business professional with a record of successfully developing sales strategies for new products, identification and implementation of catalytic partnerships, and executive leadership. Proven history of strong partnership development, effective project management, critical thinking...

Elise Madrick Townsend

Elise Madrick Townsend - Academic Director; Senior Program Administrator

Step Into Impact at Kellogg School of Management

From  $1,150

Something went wrong. We're trying to fix this error.

Thank you for your application

We will contact the provider to ensure that seats are available and, if there is an admissions process, that you satisfy any requirements or prerequisites.

We may ask you for additional information.

To finalize your enrollment we will be in touch shortly.


Coursalytics is an independent platform to find, compare, and book executive courses. Coursalytics is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or otherwise affiliated with any business school or university.

Full disclaimer.

Read more about Entrepreneurship

During the Entrepreneurship courses, you will meet a number of experienced businessmen who will share their experience and strategies for building successful and profitable companies. You will also gain practical skills in drawing up a business plan,...

Read more about Finance

During Finance courses, you will get acquainted with a huge number of financial analyst tools and learn how to work with them. So, you will learn how to make and analyze financial reporting, calculate the main financial indicators of the company and ...

Read more about Non-profit

Courses on non-profit offer an excellent opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to create an effective plan for addressing key challenges that are faced by all non-profit organizations. The courses mainly focus on the financial and...

Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.

We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.