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Certified Nonprofit Professional

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.

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. 

You’ll need volunteer service to earn a nonprofit leadership certificate on the workforce track. Volunteer Service
Demonstrate nonprofit knowledge and skills when gaining your nonprofit leadership certificate. Professional Experience
Attend conferences to demonstrate leadership development while earning your nonprofit leadership certificate. Nonprofit Knowledge and Skills
General learning is necessary to participate in the global economy and democracy, making it necessary for earning a nonprofit leadership certificate. Leadership Development
General learning is necessary to participate in the global economy and democracy, making it necessary for earning a nonprofit leadership certificate. General Learning

Ariel Kaylor, CNP

Meet our CNP Program Manager!

Have some questions? Schedule a meeting with Ariel personally!