Upcoming Sessions

Session Title
Performance Measurement for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations

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Program Director: Julie Burgholzer
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Session Description

Program Fee: The program fee includes tuition, housing, curricular materials and most meals.
Executive Certificate: This program is part of the Nonprofit Leadership Executive Certificate series.

Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs): This program aligns with one or more Executive Core Qualifications.

Performance measurement is essential for organizational innovation, learning, and success. For nonprofits, however, which must evaluate social or environmental outcomes as well as financial performance, the ideal metrics are not always easy to identify. Indeed, to improve the effectiveness of a nonprofit organization—especially when tackling society’s toughest challenges—senior executives and board members must prioritize assessing organizational performance.

Performance Measurement for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations explores how to align mission and strategy through performance measurement, with sessions on innovation and organizational learning, generating evidence about an intervention’s effectiveness, building a culture of performance measurement, and managing for collective impact. This executive education program can help improve nonprofit effectiveness. How? By showing you how to use performance measurement to enhance your organization's ability to deliver on its mission amid the challenges of today's rapidly changing world.

Hear from Professor Julie Wilson

Professor Julie Boatright Wilson discusses the key takeaways of Performance Measurement for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations.

Enhance Your Organization's Performance

Through classroom exercises, group discussions and individual coursework, you'll examine the rationale behind nonprofit performance management and conceptualize a new performance measurement and management strategy for your organization. The program will improve your ability to:

  • Align your organization's mission, strategy and performance.
  • Develop a culture of learning and innovation within your organization.
  • Identify key metrics to measure.
  • Assess and communicate outcomes to partners and stakeholders.
  • Institute and sustain organizational performance measurement.

Performance Measurement for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations was developed by the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education and The Hauser Institute for Civil Society.