About Us

About the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance

Our Mission:
“Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is a national alliance of colleges, universities, and nonprofits; our mission is to educate, prepare, and certify professionals to strengthen and lead nonprofit organizations.”


General Background:
The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (formerly American Humanics Inc.) was founded in 1948 and is now in partnership with 80 colleges and universities and also proudly partners with 19 national nonprofit organizations.

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri and is the only nonprofit organization to meet the need of educating and preparing students and professionals to be leaders in the nonprofit sector.

Through their work in the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, along several other related requirements, students are able to earn a nationally recognized certification in nonprofit leadership.  This certification, the Certified Nonprofit Professional designation (CNP), puts students a length ahead when it comes to beginning a career in the nonprofit sector after graduation.

“I would recommend Nonprofit Leadership Alliance to any college student who wanted to get into the service business; it is the best way to find out about opportunities to be of service and get a leg up towards a career.”
— Phil Hanson
Executive Vice President, Heart of America United Way


To learn more about the National Program, please visit the national office website: http://www.nonprofitleadershipalliance.org/