About Us

The National Level

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is celebrating its 50th birthday as an organization.

Our Mission:
The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is a national alliance of colleges, universities, and nonprofits; our mission is to strengthen the social sector with a talented and prepared workforce.


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/

UNI Campus Partner

At the University of Northern Iowa, we are celebrating our 30th year of being a Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Campus Partner.

Our Mission:
To strengthen the social sector with a talented and prepared workforce.

Our Goal:
We strive to be the preferred source of professional entry-level employees for nonprofit organizations in Iowa.

* 500 hour community service project
* Fundraising
* Networking with advisory board
* Hosts Cedar Valley Nonprofit Awards Luncheon
* Friendship and Fun
Competency areas:
* Program Development
* Volunteer and Human Resource Management
* Financial Resource Development and Management
* Communication, Marketing, and Public Relations
* Cultural Competency and Diversity
* Governance, Leadership, and Advocacy
* Legal and Ethical Decision Making
* Personal and Professional Development
* Foundations and Management of the Nonprofit Sector
* Future of the Nonprofit Sector

Want to find out more about how you can become Certified to Change the World and join the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance at UNI? Click on the link to Student Association.