Meet the Association

Certified to Change the World

Making a difference

About the Association

The Association of Certified Nonprofit Professionals is a group for all graduates of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (formerly the American Humanics) program. The purpose of the Association of CNPs is to support the programs, operations, and future development of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and Certified Nonprofit Professionals. Anyone who graduated with the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential is a member of the Association of CNPs.

Once you’re a CNP, take advantage of the benefits offered by the Association:

Have questions about CNP benefits? Let us know!

Not a CNP? Learn more about our program offerings here.

The digital CNP credential (the CNP is a durable credential without annual fees or mandatory continuing education credits)
Access to career development tools and nonprofit job board
Free attendance at networking events
Free ongoing professional development resources like webinars in areas like fundraising, program design, and nonprofit marketing
Inclusion in the CNP LinkedIn group
Volunteer opportunities like serving on an Association of CNPs committee, serving as a mentor or writing for the Alliance blog.
Access to CNP Central, the online community for CNPs and aspiring CNPs
Lifelong membership in a nonprofit professional community of social impact leaders!

CNP Central

What to Expect

CNP Central is your online community to connect with fellow Certified Nonprofit Professionals (CNPs), access nonprofit resources and build a CNP network that will make an impact. All this and more is available to you! As a CNP, we sent an invitation with login instructions directly to your inbox — didn’t receive it, let us know!

Career L!FT -- Your new headquarters for thriving in your nonprofit career. You’ll be able to hone your employability skills, learn about career opportunities and access job resources.
Mentor Match -- Connect with and share your nonprofit expertise with aspiring CNPs.
Peer-to-Peer Discussions -- Share news, brainstorm ideas and vet possible solutions with CNP leaders from around the country.
Nonprofit Blog -- Hear from fellow CNPs as they share their knowledge, insights and practical advice. Have something on your mind? You’re invited to contribute to this national blog.
Volunteer -- The Association of CNPs is busy creating new programming and engagement opportunities. You’re invited to take part in volunteer opportunities.
Events -- Educational webinars, networking events, and CNP-specific programming will be highlighted on CNP Central. We can't wait to see you at the next event.
A group of Certified Nonprofit Professionals at an event

Meet the Association of CNPs Executive Committee

The Executive Committee provides critical leadership for the Association. Your leadership includes:

David LeFebvre, CNP, CFRE President Rockhurst University, c. 2009 Richmond, VA
Jason Triplett, CNP Vice President of Committees Bloomington, IN
Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier, Ed.D., CNP Fund Development Chair Nashville, TN
Lanette Rugis, CNP Publicity and Outreach Chair Marysville, VA
Danielle Conlon Contreras, CNP Immediate Past President Indianapolis, IN
Torrie Yerkovich, CNP Education Chair Tempe, AZ
Anne Hoolihan, CNP Events Chair New York, NY
Jeanette Gass, CAP, CNP, CVEP, DES Membership Chair Washington, DC