Axelson Review Articles

The Axelson Review is a publication of the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management at North Park University. Our mission is to enhance performance and effectiveness of organizations and individuals in the nonprofit sector through education, service and resources. We offer professional development workshops, webinars, customized trainings and host an annual symposium that addresses the contemporary issues and challenges confronting nonprofit organizations.

Pier Rogers

Director's Column Fall 2013

October 23, 2013
Welcome to our first fully electronic version of the Axelson Review. We continue to offer resources, perspectives, and issue updates concerning the nonprofit sector in Chicago and beyond. - Read More...
Carol White

Ask and Listen… and Improve Your Results

October 23, 2013
Carol White is president of CBWhite, a consulting firm that guides nonprofits toward their destinations through the art and science of marketing research. - Read More...
Nicole Johnson-Scales

Managerial Excellence: A Funder’s Perspective

October 23, 2013
As senior vice president at Fifth Third Bank, Nicole Johnson-Scales oversees the bank’s community development efforts and forges strategic partnerships with nonprofits. - Read More...
Axelson Symposium 2013: The Engagement Effect

Engagement on Many Levels at the Annual Symposium

October 23, 2013
On June 3-4, a record-breaking 570 attendees gathered at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza for the 14th Annual Axelson Center Symposium for Nonprofit Professionals and Volunteers. - Read More...
Axelson Center Award Winners

Axelson Center Presents Three Awards to Chicago-Area Nonprofits

October 23, 2013
The prestigious Alford-Axelson Award for Nonprofit Managerial Excellence and Excellent Emerging Organization Award were presented at the 14th Annual Symposium. - Read More...

Expanded Resources from Axelson Review Articles

Resources from "Becoming an employer of choice-how to recruit and retain top talent" article with Michael Watson.

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Your Case for Support by Doug Diefenbach
, Vice President of Campaign Strategy and Communications, Advocate Charitable Foundation