Our world, Only better

Over 70 years of helping nonprofit professionals perform better in their jobs

We strengthen the social sector with a talented and prepared workforce.

Working together

to build a better nonprofit sector.

At the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, we change the world by making sure that nonprofit organizations have the talented workforce needed to fulfill their missions. Our programs develop individual leaders so that their organizations are stronger and more effective in turn. The Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential and Leaderosity, our core talent development programs, lift the quality of life in all communities by building social sector leaders ready for the challenges of today’s world.

What we offer

Programs and Services

Our signature programs and services offer a range of opportunities to build skills and develop leadership throughout your career. Tap into the top quality offering that is right for you.


Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP)

The Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) is a nationally recognized credential designed to give you the skills and knowledge to perform better at your job. The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance offers four tracks to earn the CNP.



Leaderosity is a web-based platform that enables social impact leaders to develop their skills, build their networks and challenge their mindsets. Four unique solutions help our nonprofit partners create powerful training and development experiences for staff, volunteers and clients.

Making a difference

Impact by the numbers

Our work is grounded in the way we can shape the nonprofit sector and build a better future. We achieve our mission by reaching an impactful number of leaders annually.



Certified Nonprofit Professional credentials awarded

72 Years

of strengthening the social sector with a talented, prepared workforce

16,000 +

learners trained on Leaderosity

Making an impact

A word from the ones who have changed the world.

Our results are best measured by the leaders who have experienced the power of our programs.

News and Information

The Alliance Blog

29 Jul 2021

Are You Ready to Return to the Office?

Written by David LeFebvre, CNP, CFRE Reading Time: 2 minutes As I returned to the office after a little more

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9 Mar 2021

What the CNP Means to Me

Written by Ariel Kaylor, CNP Reading Time: 2 minutes Justice. Equity. Service. Love. These are the qualities

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9 Feb 2021

Don’t worry. You can always go to flight school.

Written by Susan Tomlinson Schmidt, CNP Reading Time: 2 minutes We teach people how to save the world. One

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