Participants in the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders

Gain general management training — combining conceptual knowledge with individual experiences — and increase your impact in the nonprofit sector.

The Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders brings together leaders from social and human services, health care, community development, arts, environment and education organizations to further their professional development and build an enduring network. Drawing on leading-edge research and the teachings of Stanford faculty, this program integrates conceptual knowledge with individual experiences to support participants in their impact on the nonprofit sector.

Key Benefits

Led by a strong sense of mission and vision, nonprofit organizations play a critical role in improving society and impacting the world around us.

  • In-class lectures, discussions, and exercises led by Stanford MBA faculty
  • A richer understanding of how to integrate organizational mission and strategy
  • A new perspective on your organization’s potential and impact
  • Development of a plan of action for addressing key organizational and strategic challenges
  • A strong network of relationships with a diverse group of nonprofit leaders

Who Should Attend?

  • Senior nonprofit leaders (typically CEO or executive director, but occasionally COO or VP level)
  • Mid-career with a long track record of working in nonprofits or their sector of targeted impact

25 May 2025 – 30 May 2025

In-Person | Stanford, CA | Program Fee Varies


11 Apr 2025

Qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis. Early applications are encouraged.

The program fee is calculated on a sliding scale based on the operating budget of the organization:

Less than $1M | $5,000

$1M – $10M | $7,000

Greater than $10M | $10,000

This subsidized program fee includes tuition, accommodations, all meals, and program course materials.

Payment is due upon admission. Your space is secured upon receipt of full payment.

Awarded Upon completion

Stanford GSB Certificate


Akniet Rysbek
Associate Director, Programs Executive Education
Female and male in classroom

Learn More About the Program

Explore our carefully designed curriculum, and go deeper with select course descriptions or a sample schedule.

Review all eligibility requirements, and learn about the application process.

Learn more about our past participants, and find out if the program is right for you.

Faculty Leadership

Dale T. Miller
The Class of 1968 / Ed Zschau Professor of Organizational Behavior

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