Workforce Track

An on-demand, virtual program designed to move social sector leaders to their next level of leadership.

Invest in yourself. Invest in your future.

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance knows the skills that hiring managers want to find. The Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) Workforce Track provides working professionals with a dynamic cohort experience as they strive to attain their nonprofit leadership certificate in the social sector. The six-month program combines multi-media virtual learning strategies, real-world exercises, targeted self-reflection, and peer networking to build leadership skills that can meet any challenge.

Scholarships Available!

What does the Workforce Track cost?

Learners pay a fee of $1,700. This includes course tuition, access to the student profile portal, and the digital badge and blockchain certificate once the CNP credential is awarded. All course materials are included in the online portal. Learners also receive a complimentary registration to ELEVATE.

Looking for a partial scholarship opportunity? Apply Now!

What does it take to earn a CNP?

When you earn your CNP certificate, you will be part of a global network of professionals busy leading teams that make our world better. Every person who wears a CNP badge meets five requirements:

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

What can you expect?

Nationally Recognized Credential

The Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential is the only one of its kind. CNPs are seven times more likely to rise to leadership in their organizations. Our unique blend of education and experience means better job performance and a greater community impact. Adding a CNP to your resume means employers will know it, too!

Association of CNPs (ACNP)

The Association of CNPs (ACNP) is a professional group for all CNP credential holders. This group supports the programs and operations of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance by planning and participating in activities that enhance career development, networking, and community engagement of CNPs across the country.


Attend our three-day virtual conference for social sector leaders on the Leaderosity platform this winter. Participants learn from national thought leaders, network with changemakers, and are allowed access to a wealth of digital resources. Not only is ELEVATE conference attendance included in the Workforce Track, but it can also fulfill the leadership development requirement for your nonprofit leadership certificate.

Life-long Learning

CNPs are always included in our professional development opportunities. We offer frequent virtual events that showcase national experts addressing topics for the modern professional. The Leaderosity Library is also an excellent on-demand resource for continued training even after you receive your nonprofit leadership certificate.

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Workforce Track Program Outline

Ariel Kaylor, CNP

Meet our CNP Program Manager!

Have some questions? Schedule a meeting with Ariel personally!
Kylie Nealis earned her CNP through the Workforce Track

“What sets the CNP Workforce Track apart from other online programs is how connected you feel to a community of other learners and how accessible the course facilitator is – this is a crucial aspect of any online program.”

Kylie Nealis, CNP


"Because of this program, I was able to lead and guide discussions at my organization about changes and investments we could make to improve our impact. This program gave me the confidence and know-how. I am grateful, not just for the impact on me as a leader, but also what it will do for those we serve. Who knew so much could change in just 6 months!"

Stefanie O’Brien, CNP