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.
BootCamp For New Nonprofit CEOs
Leading an organization, engaging stakeholders, raising funds, and managing staff can be challenging. BootCamp allows you to invest in yourself as a leader for three eye-opening days of professional growth.
Professional Development Workshops and Webinars
The Axelson Center offers a series of workshops and webinars, providing you with an opportunity to connect with knowledgeable experts and network with colleagues from across the sector.
Register for “Self-Care for Nonprofit Leaders” webinars below.
2020 Nonprofit Conference–rescheduled
The Alchemy of Change: Better Nonprofits for Better Communities
May 19, 2021
Hyatt Regency O’Hare
9300 West Bryn Mawr Ave.
Rosemont, IL 60018
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 read more about the winning 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.