National Nonprofit Leadership Alliance

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 by H. Roe Bartle and is now in partnership with over 33 colleges and universities and also proudly partners with 15 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 certificate in nonprofit leadership.  The Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) crediential/certificate, 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:

UNI Campus Partner

In 1988, The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance was established at the University of Northern Iowa, and continues to be the only chapter in Iowa to this day.

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

Our Goal:
To reduce the learning curve of nonprofit professionals, allowing them to immediately impact their organization and communities.

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 Getting Certified.

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