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Nonprofit Leadership Alliance

332-332A King Hall

Ypsilanti, MI 48197





Fall 2015 Office Hours:


Mon & Tues, 9am-5pm

or by appointment.



Nonprofit Leadership Alliance

Who We Are

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA) is a national alliance of colleges, universities, and nonprofit organizations dedicated to educating, preparing, and certifying professionals to strengthen and lead nonprofit organizations. The NLA also prepares undergraduate, graduate students, and professionals for careers with national and international nonprofit organizations.

How We Work

Students or professionals enroll in the program and work to receive the Certified Nonprofit Professional certification (CNP). Certification is earned in slightly different ways by undergraduate students, graduate students, and nonprofit professionals. In general, each Certified Nonprofit Professional will:

Benefits of the CNP Credential

Upon completion of the program, participants will receive the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) national credential and are ready for the competitive job market.

Our CNPs:

  • Have met or exceeded all Alliance Certification standards
  • Have acquired professional nonprofit skills
  • Have established connections and gained knowledge in the nonprofit sector
  • Have gained real-world experience


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