Join a movement of leaders working for change across the country
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 Student Association
The 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.
At ASU, the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association (NLASA) engages with local, national and global nonprofit organizations. Through activities inside and outside the classroom, we help 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 alongside 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.
Along with the required academic courses, active participation in the NLASA is required for the CNP credential. Activities throughout the year include:
- Fall and spring retreats
- Community service events
- NLASA and community fundraisers
- Dinners and alumni mixers
- and more!
Support our students
This year, our 44th cohort of 18 students aspires to attend the UPSWELL conference in Dallas, Texas, powered by The Independent Sector. Students in our program will hear from experts, academics and community leaders about issues of local, state, national and global social justice issues. Acting as an incredible professional growth opportunity, UPSWELL 2023 will develop our student's 10 Core Competencies of effective leadership and management through workshops, spark talks, guest speakers, and focus groups.
Invest in future nonprofit leaders