Empowering Leaders, Transforming Communities.

Over 75 years of helping nonprofit professionals build thriving organizations

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.

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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.

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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. No matter where you are in your career, the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance has a CNP track for you to earn the CNP.

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Leaderosity: Train Your Team!

As a nonprofit ourselves, we understand that resources can be limited, but we believe that cost should not be a barrier to the skills and knowledge needed to drive real impact! That’s why we offer custom cost-effective training solutions that are designed specifically for nonprofit staff, volunteers, clients, and board members.

Elevate: A Virtual Conference for Social Sector Leaders

Elevate: A Virtual Conference

A three-day conference experience designed to inspire your thinking and action around how you can: embrace change, promote wellness, cultivate a sense of connectivity, and lead the social sector’s charge into the future.

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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.



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Prepared Workforce

75 Years

of strengthening the social sector with a talented, prepared workforce

Leaderosity85,000 +

nonprofit professionals trained in professional development activities

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News and Information

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Our Rich History

Making an Impact for 75 Years

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