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Nonprofit Leadership Alliance

On the Web:  National Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Website

Scholarship Application:  Salisbury’s Promise Scholarship Application

Interested in a career in the nonprofit sector?

Consider becoming a Certified Nonprofit Professional here at Salisbury University!

Salisbury University has partnered with the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA) to 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 will not add to the time required to graduate.

As a student in the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance certificate program, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Receive real-world nonprofit training
  • Complete an in-depth internship
  • Gain experience in program planning and fundraising
  • Take courses designed to prepare you for work in the nonprofit sector

Requirements:

  • IDIS 280: Topic: Nonprofit Leadership Alliance: Online or hybrid foundational course (3 credits)
  • One elective course: Choose from many eligible electives.
  • AMI: Participation in at least one Alliance Management Institute (AMI) conference held every January
  • Evidence of leadership and of addressing Alliance competencies: Through participation in community or student organizations such as SUNLA and SU-United Way
  • NLA Enrollment: $25 and $35 registration fees apply. Check out the NLA website
  • Several options to complete the internship. See box below:

Non-Profit Leadership Certification flyer

The nonprofit sector is the fastest growing area of the U.S. economy today. Research shows that professionals who receive their Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential are seven times more likely to raise to director or higher levels than their non-CNP peers.

  • Receive real-world training
  • Complete an in-depth Internship
  • Gain experience in program planning and fundraising
  • Take courses designed to prepare you for work in the non-profit sector

The program is open to students from any major, undergraduate and graduate. Pursuit of the certificate typically will not add to the time required to graduate.