We strengthen the social sector with a talented and prepared workforce.
to change the world.
To celebrate our diamond anniversary, we’ll honor the past 75 years and lay the foundation for the next 75. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been faithful since 1948 or 2023. The past has shaped who we are, but the future is where we are going.
On November 19, 1948, H. Roe Bartle convened a group of seasoned Scouting professionals to launch the American Humanics Foundation with the mission of recruiting and training college students to serve the nonprofit sector.
Although the true origin of the word remains uncertain, the term “Humanics” has come to describe the education of the whole person – mind, body and spirit.
Missouri Valley College
American Humanics celebrated its first college partnership program, graduating 41 future nonprofit leaders in 1952.
As the number of campus partners grew, so did opportunities for student networking and co-curricular learning. In January 1973,the inaugural American Humanics Management Institute (AHMI) was held at the Schiff Boy Scout Reservation in Mendham, New Jersey.
In March 2012, the American Humanics Board of Directors moved to change the name of the organization to Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, making the relationship between the name and mission unmistakable.
To reach the needs of a growing nonprofit sector workforce, the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance acquired Leaderosity, a digital platform, and implemented an online program to prepare in-career professionals to earn their CNP credential.
A Commitment to D.E.I.J.
Cultural competence has long been an important CNP competency. Today the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice are integrated in all of our work including CNP courses, Leaderosity courses and certificates, webinars, and ELEVATE.
The Allianceremains the only national organization dedicated to this cause, consistently on the leading edge of the nonprofit management and education movement. For 75 years the torch of passion and leadership has been successfully passed from generation to generation.
CNPs are leading nonprofit programs, agencies, and governing boards throughout the world. The future, we believe, is in very capable hands.
National CNP Day: March 1st
To celebrate their outstanding achievements in society, March 1st 2023, marks National Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) Day, a day dedicated to celebrating the hardworking and dedicated professionals who make a difference in our communities through their work in the nonprofit sector!
AMI Through the Years
Take a nostalgic journey through the collection of memories our CNP students have created at the Alliance Management Institute (formerly known as American Humanics Institute). Your support and generosity make these moments possible, and together, we’ll continue to inspire, educate, and empower the next generation of nonprofit leaders.
Our network of Certified Nonprofit Professionals (CNP) is over 12,000 strong
We trained more than 4,000 nonprofit staff and volunteers last year alone
Independent research shows that CNPs stay in the sector 50% longer and are 7x more likely to rise to a leadership position
We know you agree: leadership matters! By providing nonprofits with leadership development experiences on par with the corporate sector, the Alliance is revolutionizing the nonprofit sector’s approach to its greatest challenge: retaining and developing talent. We train more than 15,000 staff and volunteer leaders each year—and that number continues to climb. Read our whitepaper to learn more about why leadership matters.
The work we are doing is critical to the quality of life of everyone on this planet; and we cannot do it alone. Donations cover the gap between our fees for service and our operating expenses. They also allow us to offer scholarships to social good leaders who want to do more good.
Yes, the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your gift is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. You should consult your financial planner or tax adviser to determine the exact tax advantages of any gift you are considering.