Testimonials / Favorite NLA Memories


President at Iowa Council of Foundation

“The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance was a transformative experience during my time at UNI. The coursework, professional development, national conference and networking opportunities really helped me launch my career in philanthropy. I was so fortunate to learn from Angie and Juli and still benefit from their mentorship and friendship today”. 

Kari McCann Boutell, 2011 Alum




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Volunteer Coordinator at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank

“When we went to Denver, our bus broke down on a busy highway a mile from our hotel. At the time it was a lot scarier, but looking back now, it’s one of many amazing memories I got to share with my fellow classmates! NLA gave me lifelong friendships that I’ll always cherish.”

Maddie Christensen, 2017 Alum




Executive Director of the Waterloo Schools Foundation 



“NLA was such an impactful experience for me as a college student.  It gave me the tools I needed to be a successful professional in the nonprofit sector”.

Emily Hanson, 2015 Alum