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Nonprofit Leadership Alliance

Interested in a career in the nonprofit sector?

Salisbury University in partnership with the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA) offer the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential to SU students. The program is open to students from any major, even graduate students, and pursuit of the certificate typically should not prolong time required to graduate.

In addition, students can complete the nonprofit leadership minor while pursuing the certificate.

Want to become a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP)?


Students in the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance certificate program:

  • Receive real-world nonprofit training
  • Complete an internship that leads to professional development
  • Gain experience in program planning and fundraising
  • Earn a national certificate that allows you to network beyond our university
  • Apply for: Salisbury’s Promise Scholarship Application


  1. Enroll in IDIS 350 Fall 2023 (Nonprofit Leadership) or register in CNP Central ($100 fee applies - contact Dr. Bown for fee waiver eligibility)
  2. Contact Dr. Bown at  with any question and to design your own customized nonprofit certification plan

Register in CNP Central

Nonprofit Leadership Alliance

You are on the path to be a certified nonprofit professional!