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In preparation for a dynamic career in the nonprofit sector, there is no better undergraduate education and experience than the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and earning its Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential. Arizona State University is one of the leading programs in the nation that offers this preferred national certification.
Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, formerly American Humanics, is a national alliance of colleges, universities and nonprofit organizations dedicated to educating, preparing and certifying professionals to strengthen and lead nonprofit organizations.
The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association (NLASA) engages with local, national and global nonprofit organizations and, through activities inside and outside the classroom, helps students build competencies leading to their earning the CNP credential. The CNP is the only nationally recognized credential that prepares students for leadership in the nonprofit sector. It can be earned with any undergraduate degree.
The program is ideal for students wishing to complement their majors with a strong core of nonprofit management knowledge and skills. National and local nonprofit organizations actively seek our members as program interns and job candidates.
Each year, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association members get hands-on fundraising experience with a campaign to attend the Alliance Management Institute conference. AMI is a two-day national conference hosted by the NLA, where students from 40+ universities attend educational workshops and participate in other skill-enhancing activities to further career development. A gift of any amount will help prepare them for a career of service.
The NLASA, driven by student leaders under the guidance of the Program Coordinator, focuses on the development of nonprofit management and leadership skills through the practical application of the CNP Competencies. It is designed to help students gain leadership experience outside of the classroom and build a network of professional contacts. Activities include:
Active participation in the NLASA is required for the CNP Credential.
Vibrant partnerships with both local and national nonprofit organizations provide students with opportunities for leadership, interaction with professionals, internships and job placements. National and local nonprofit partners of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance include, but are not limited to:
Nonprofit organizations interested in local partnership or becoming a host site for a Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Intern should first read the internship requirements. Internships are restricted to graduating seniors, and placements are limited. The interests of the students take priority, and placement is not guaranteed.
Members of ASU's Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association shared how they plan to make an impact.