Strengthening Leaders. Developing Communities.
The mission of the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management at North Park University is to enhance performance and effectiveness of individuals and organizations in the nonprofit sector through education, service, and resources. Our vision is to help build vibrant communities in Chicago and beyond through strengthening nonprofit leadership.
Professional Development Workshops
The Axelson Center offers a series of workshops each fall and spring, providing you with an opportunity to connect with knowledgeable experts and network with colleagues from across the sector.
Spring workshop registration is open!
Nonprofit Management Awards
The application period for the 2020 Alford-Axelson Award for Nonprofit Managerial Excellence and the 2020 Excellent Emerging Organization Award is now closed. Click below to see finalist organizations for both awards!
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The goal of the custom training program is to assess organizational challenge(s) and provide appropriate professional development that gives participants the knowledge and skills to address those challenges.
Hallmarks of Nonprofit Managerial Excellence
The seven Hallmarks of Nonprofit Managerial Excellence℠ are the essential elements of a successful nonprofit organization. When implemented, the Hallmarks will help move an organization forward on the path of mission fulfillment and better position it for long-term sustainability.