Public Allies Alumni Network Workforce Academy

Public Allies Alumni

In collaboration with:

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Sponsored by:

CIT Bank

Sponsored by CIT Bank, Public Allies Arizona in collaboration with ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation is excited to offer our Arizona Alumni Network the opportunity to earn an accredited certification in Marketing & Strategic Communications from the reputable Nonprofit Management Institute.

Why apply?

Those applicants selected to be a part of the Alumni Network Workforce Academy will receive the following benefits: 

  • NMI Certification: Marketing & Strategic Communications - valued at $948
  • A small cohort of PAAZ Alumni to complete the certificate alongside
  • Increase job prospects by adding this skill to your resume
  • Improve your marketing and communications skills

Academy courses

The completion of this certification requires four (4) courses with aligned competencies to be successfully achieved. The four 1-2 week-long courses take place during the following dates at different times (see course list below). These courses will be completed in an online delivery mode.

Course name Length Dates
NMI 105: High Impact Leadership 2 weeks November 2-15, 2020
NMI 230: Tell Your Story Boot Camp 1 week January 11-15, 2021
NMI 142: Communicating with Purpose 1 week March 1-7, 2021
NMI 112: Emerging Marketing & Social Media Strategies 2 weeks May 10-23, 2021

Graduation requirements

  • Completion of all four required courses for Marketing & Strategic Communication certificate
  • Completion of all required surveys
  • Attend orientation

Applicant qualifications

The follow qualifications must be met to be considered:

  • Must be a Public Allies Arizona Alum
  • Household income of less than $50,000/year
    • Tax returns OR paystubs will need to be provided
  • Must reside in Maricopa County during the time you apply
  • Ability to convey commitment to completing all courses with a C or better
  • Ability to cover $50 enrollment fee

Important dates

  • Applications are DUE | Sunday, October 11, 2020 EXTENDED
  • Notifications of acceptance | Friday, October 16
  • Mandatory orientation | Monday, October 26
  • Enrollment fee due | Friday, October 30
  • First course begins | Monday, November 2

The application deadline has now passed.


Jake Teskey | Director
Public Allies Arizona


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