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Attending AFP LEAD?

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 signature programs and services equip fundraising professionals like you with innovative training to ultimately do more good.

Leaderosity Library

An on-demand catalog of nonprofit courses designed to prepare social good leaders to perform better in their jobs. Use promo code AFPLEAD for 20% off any course!

Earn your nonprofit leadership certificate through Nonprofit Leadership Alliance’s workforce track.

Professional Track

The nationally recognized Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) Professional Track is a virtual program that will elevate your skills and equip you with the tools needed to be a successful social impact leader. Use promo code AFPLEAD for $340 off your registration fee of $1700!

Certified nonprofit professional Advanced Track

Accelerated Professional Track

For professionals with significant experience in the nonprofit sector, our Accelerated Professional Track values your on the job learning and provides a shorter path to earning the CNP. Use promo code AFPLEAD for $175 off your registration fee of $875!

CNP Competencies and Learning Topics

Since 1948, the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance has focused its certification on the competencies required for the success of nonprofit managers and leaders. While the list has evolved over the years, competencies remain at the center of the knowledge, skills, and abilities recognized by the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential. Test your knowledge by taking the CNP Sample Quiz.

collegiate track
service organization
workforce track

What does it take to earn a CNP?

When you earn your CNP, you will be part of a global network of professionals leading teams that make our world better. Every person who wears a CNP badge meets five requirements. Hover over each icon to learn more.

volunteer service

Volunteer Service

professional experience

Professional Experience

nonprofit knowledge skills

Nonprofit Knowledge and Skills

leadership development

Leadership Development

general learning


Ariel Kaylor, CNP

Meet our CNP Program Manager!

Have some questions? Schedule a meeting with Ariel personally!


How can we help you?

Submit your question to Ariel, our CNP Programs Manager.