The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is excited to share the commencement of the April CNP Cohort for the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) Professional Track program. This group of dedicated nonprofit leaders have begun their six-month journey, participating in one of only four cohorts offered annually. 

A Cohort of Changemakers

The April Cohort, comprising of 33 professionals, brings together a group committed to making a positive impact on society. These individuals have been selected for their passion, innovation, and unwavering dedication to the core principles of nonprofit management. 

The CNP program is designed to challenge and inspire these leaders, equipping them with the tools to excel in a sector known for its dynamic and demanding nature. 

Tile filled with CNP Cohort members

To name a few: 

Mercedes E Pringle, Executive Director, Age Concern Bermuda

Margo M Holleran, Patient Advocate/Fundraiser, HealthTree Foundation

Dan Sloat, Founder & President, Advanced Air Mobility Institute

Josette Raper, Agency Capacity Specialist, United Food Bank

Brian Cancian, Senior Manager, Audience Insights

Nicole Ewing, Operations & Development Consultant, CoGenerate

Julie Grasson, Executive Director, Toledo/Lucas County CareNet

Caitlin Wion, Data Manager, Alzheimer’s San Diego

Adrienne Brand, Program Coordinator, WEA Children’s Fund

Kathy Hickman, CEO & Founder, PGM Community Development

Vanessa Mackey, Compliance Program Assistant, Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta

Tracy McKenna, Executive Director, NeuroAlly Family Fund

Raquel Petersen, Foundation & Marketing Director, Rangely District Hospital

Sarah Short, Volunteer Engagement Program Officer, ServeOhio

Anna Grace, Director, Membership & Events, Inforum

Bina Wang, Nonprofit Operations Consultant, Chinese American Legal Defense Alliance

Julie Heineking, Youth Development Specialist, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Valley

Kellie Stillwell, Foundation Development Coordinator, CaroMont Health Foundation

The Importance of Nonprofit Leadership

Nonprofit organizations play an essential role in addressing critical social issues. Effective leadership is crucial for these organizations to thrive and continue to serve their communities. The CNP program’s curriculum ensures that these leaders are well-versed in nonprofit management, program design, leadership, financial stewardship, marketing, fundraising, and the latest trends shaping the sector. 

About the Nonprofit Training Program

This nonprofit training program is a six-month cohort designed to move social sector leaders to their next level of leadership. You have an expert facilitator leading you through six courses of content and providing feedback on your applied projects. These assignments take what you learn in the program and apply it to a real-world organization. 

Want to learn more about the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) program for you or your staff? Learn more here!