According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations are registered in the U.S. This number includes public charities, private foundations, and other types of nonprofit organizations. American individuals, estates, foundations, and corporations contributed an estimated $390.05 billion to U.S. charities in 2016. And while overall giving has increased annually, there are still significant challenges ahead for U.S. nonprofit organizations. And the most successful nonprofits know they need to learn to tackle tomorrow’s challenges today.
But you don’t need to go it alone. The Kellogg Center for Nonprofit Management understands the many multilayered issues you face and have created a curriculum that provides leaders like you with timely, comprehensive solutions.
Kellogg Executive Education is at the global forefront of business education, providing nonprofit executives with cutting edge programming that addresses your real world concerns and the challenges you face.
For example, hiring and retaining workers on a nonprofit budget has been and continues to be a challenge. Many nonprofit employers and employees expect low pay and long hours as a condition of employment. Changing this organizational culture will take time, but it is vital to attracting and retaining great employees. The Kellogg Center for Nonprofit Management offers courses like Strategies for Nonprofit Human Capital Design and Team Development that can provide you with the knowledge, skills, and tools you need to build a committed, capable team that can deliver your organization’s mission.
Raising money is likely to always be a challenge for nonprofits — and current tax code changes may mean people are less able or likely to give — so developing a sound strategy on soliciting donors and creating well-thought out and executable fundraising campaigns has never been more important. Courses like Major Gift Solicitation Strategies or Fundraising and Marketing will prepare you to tackle your fundraising goals with new energy and enthusiasm.
Another challenge faced by many nonprofits is improving operational efficiencies, automating routine transactions to free up staff, and learning to harness the power of the vast amounts of data they collect. Building Organizational and Operational Effectiveness: Strengthening Your Nonprofit will give you the foundation you need to effectively lead your organization into the future.
Whether you’re facing fundraising obstacles, interested in broadening your impact, or in improving your team’s leadership skills, Kellogg’s Center for Nonprofit Management can help. The Kellogg Center for Nonprofit Management educates and inspires nonprofit leaders, empowering them to maximize organizational outcomes and drive social impact. Our university-based executive programs provide rigorous and relevant tools and strategies for transformative leadership.
Through immersion in topics from finance to fundraising and everything in between, you’ll learn from Kellogg’s top-notch faculty and leading nonprofit sector experts who’ve literally written the book on the best practices that will take your organization on a successful journey into the future. In each program, you’ll be side-by-side with other nonprofit executives, learning the most leading-edge techniques to grow and improve your organization. And, upon completion of a Nonprofit Executive Education program, you will return to your nonprofit ready to transform it into a powerful, successful, mission-driven organization that is built to make a lasting impact on the people and communities you serve.