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The Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management at North Park University

The mission of The Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management at North Park University is to enhance performance and effectiveness of organizations and individuals in the nonprofit sector through education, service and resources.

We offer a variety of programs for professionals who work, volunteer or are transitioning into the nonprofit sector. These include half-day and full-day professional development workshops, an annual symposium, a BootCamp for New Nonprofit CEOs, custom designed workshops for your organization, networking opportunities and some no-cost programs.

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BootCamp 2014 graduates 38 new nonprofit CEOs

Bootcamp Teasser A record-breaking number of nonprofit leaders graduated from the Axelson Center’s 2014 BootCamp for New Nonprofit Executive Directors and CEOs. (Read More)

2015 Nonprofit Management Awards

Axelson Center Awards Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Alford-Axelson Award for Nonprofit Managerial Excellence and the 2015 Excellent Emerging Organization Award. (Read More)

Workshops begin September 10. Register today.

Axelson Center Professional Development Workshops Registration is now open! Explore our fall offerings today. (Read More)

Thank you for joining us at our 15th Symposium

Next Practices Symposium Two days. Over 435 nonprofit professionals. Inspiration and connections for the region's nonprofit sector. Thank you. (Read More)