The Certified Nonprofit Professional credential is the only nationally recognized credential in nonprofit management that provides learning and real world experience. Our program means you will perform better in your job and be seven times (7x) more likely to be a leader where you work.
Why get a credential?
The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance knows the skills that hiring managers want to find. The CNP credential on your resume quickly tells employers you’ve got what it takes. All the right stuff to be a leader in the social sector. When you connect-the-dots between your experience and what you know from studying our 10 core competencies, you are prepared to reduce the learning curve on your first job by as much as 2 years. That means you will likely be promoted quickly and earn more early in your career.
Become a CNP
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The 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.
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.
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.
Nonprofit Knowledge and Skills
Ariel Kaylor, CNP
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