Alliance Management Institute 2020

Envisioning change and taking action

This is what we are doing as students and future Certified Nonprofit Professionals (CNP) at Arizona State University. We invite you to help send 14 outstanding students to the 2020 Alliance Management Institute (AMI) in Kansas City by contributing to our goal of $25,000 by November 20!

The Alliance Management Institute is the largest national conference designed to prepare college students for a career in the nonprofit field. Hosted by the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA), the conference serves as a required capstone experience for future CNPs and is attended by upperclassmen, graduate students and professionals dedicated to building and improving the future of the nonprofit sector. AMI 2020 will occur in Kansas City, Missouri, from January 5-7. The cost to send each student is around $1,800.

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association (NLASA) – formerly known as American Humanics – is a group of dedicated and passionate students actively pursuing their Certified Nonprofit Professional credential. This year we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance at ASU.

Our program here at ASU has grown into one of the most well-respected NLA affiliated programs across the country. In fact, during AMI 2018 we were honored with the Campus Program Excellence Award – an award given to the campus partner that evidences the best practices in nonprofit career preparation and growth.

Support the future, today

From $8 to $1,800, any gift you contribute is much more than a donation. It is an investment in the next generation of nonprofit leaders. Help us continue taking action toward social change today. Thank you for playing a part in the future of the nonprofit sector!

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$25,516 raised toward our $25,000 goal


The AMI experience

The Alliance Management Institute (AMI) is...

  • The only national conference expressly designed to prepare 500+ college students for a career in the social sector;
  • Packed with educational workshops, networking opportunities and career development activities;
  • A capstone experience for individuals receiving the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential; and
  • Attended by upperclassmen, graduate students and professionals dedicated to building the capacity of nonprofit organizations.

ASU Nonprofit Leadership Alliance students participate annually in the Alliance Management/Leadership Institute (AMI), a premier “beyond-the-campus” leadership and learning experience for aspiring nonprofit professionals. Our students will join hundreds of young, diverse leaders from other universities at this extraordinary learning opportunity. By participating in AMI, our students are better prepared and more motivated than ever to change the world for the better.

Leadership development

For over 35 years, ASU has prepared the professionals that lead and strengthen our community’s nonprofit organizations. Leadership development experiences such as AMI bolster this preparation. Attendance at the Alliance Management Institute is a requirement for Nonprofit Leadership Alliance students to earn their Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential. According to NLA’s research, Certified Nonprofit Professionals stay in the nonprofit sector 50% longer and are seven times more likely to rise to director-level than nonprofit professionals who have not earned this certification.


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