The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA) is the only workforce development organization that certifies diverse, work-ready talent for the nonprofit sector. Founded in 1948, the Alliance’s Certified Nonprofit Professional credential is the only national endorsement that combines critical skills and knowledge, practical experience, and a national perspective. The CNP certification gives students a cutting edge advantage over their potential counterparts by having specialized professional development and internship opportunities in their preferred area of concentration.
As an active, dues paying member of the GSU chapter of NLA, students are eligible to earn a national credential as a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP). This professional certification is conferred by the national Nonprofit Leadership Alliance organization, not Georgia State University; therefore it will not appear on official transcripts or diplomas from the university.
NLA National Office Requirements for Certification:
- Nonprofit Knowledge & Skills (take the CNP Competency Exam)
- Nonprofit Experience (internship or work experience)
- Volunteer Experience (20 hours with a nonprofit organization)
- Leadership Development Experience (AMI or Elevate National Conference)
- Bachelor’s Degree
Donating to NLA
Students seeking to earn the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) designation are required to attend one annual Alliance Management Institute held in January. All NLA students work together to raise the funds to attend AMI. Your contribution can help pay for a couple of meals ($25), shuttle and baggage fees ($50), a night’s lodging ($75) or one-way or round-trip airfare ($200-$400).
For more information on how to donate please click here.