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NLA Winter 2015 Newsletter
May 5, 2015

In January, NLA students from EMU hopped on a plane and headed to the 2015 Alliance Management Institute (AMI) in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Alliance Management Institute (AMI) is a capstone experience for students seeking the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential. Every NLA student...

NLA Fall 2014 Newsletter
December 1, 2014

It has been a busy and exciting time in the NLA. With just a little over six months as Interim Director under my belt, I can already see the incredible opportunities the NLA and the path to the CNP affords students. I have had the pleasure of getting to know a few of our current NLA students. I have also met with...

Ypsi mayor recognized at awards ceremony
April 16, 2014

Ypsilanti Mayor Paul Schrieber was the recipient of the Community/University Collaboration Award presented by the Office of Academic Service-Learning, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and the Institute for the Study of Children, Families and Community in an awards luncheon held Friday. Schrieber said he was confident Ypsilanti...

NLA Winter 2014 Newsletter
April 8, 2014

After nine years of running the NLA program, Dr. Petrescu will take one year off to work on policies and procedures with the Graduate School as a Faculty Associate. Dr. Jenny Kindred, a strong supporter of community engagement and strong believer in the NLA program, will be NLA’s campus director...

Speakers tell the benefits of working for nonprofit
March 13, 2014

A panel of speakers involved in nonprofit organizations held an event Monday to discuss the journeys of being involved in such profound work. The event was held in the Halle Library auditorium and was hosted by the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance at Eastern Michigan University. NLA has sought to...

New skills give EMU Student Funders Group competitive edge in workforce while strengthening community ties through mini grants
March 3, 2014

YPSILANTI – College students are usually on the receiving end for funds, often to help them get through school. Now, a group of Eastern Michigan University students, called the Student Funders Group, is on the giving end. The nine students, all volunteers from EMU’s Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA) program...

EMU students join with Red Cross to address fire prevention
January 19, 2014

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and the American Red Cross club at Eastern Michigan University teamed up with the Washtenaw-Lenawee County chapter of the American Red Cross on Saturday to raise awareness about home fire prevention and offer free smoke detectors to residents of Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor. EMU students...

NLA Fall 2013 Newsletter
December 17, 2013

This Fall semester flew away in a blink of an eye! We started it with the move to a new office (332A-332 King Hall) and we are ending it with preparations for sending nine students to the Association’s Management Institute (AMI). In between these two events, many things happened organizationally...

Fajita Fest connects students and organizations
September 3, 2013

This year’s annual Fajita Festival saw record numbers of freshman students connecting with all Eastern Michigan University has to offer. The annual EMU Fajita Fest offers one of the largest opportunities for new and returning students to connect with student organizations, clubs, opportunities...

EMU’s NLA aims to raise $4,000 for funds
June 10, 2013

Eastern Michigan University’s Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, formerly known as American Humanics, will be launching a fundraiser on June 30. Their goal is to raise at least $4,000 over the summer to help fund both their grant and study abroad programs. EMU professor John Fike...

NLA Winter 2013 Newsletter
April 8, 2013

The winter semester is coming to a close and summer is almost here! Another year is in the books and we are very proud of the work that the students have done this semester, as well as this year. The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA) program kicked off the semester by sending...

NLA Fall 2012 Newsletter
December 10, 2012

The Fall semester came and went fast! As we are preparing for the Winter semester, we are reflecting back on what we have done so far this academic year. At the beginning of the semester we welcomed a new graduate assistant: AJ. The students got a chance to network with Crystal Henry from the national office. The Board meeting...

Speaker offers job advice, discusses nonprofit work
December 9, 2012

Businessman Bill Weatherstone spoke to a small group of Eastern Michigan University students Wednesday in the Student Center about the different aspects of working for a non-profit organization. He began the session, which was hosted by the EMU Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, by introducing himself and...

NLA Spring 2011 Newsletter
May 10, 2011

We have made it through another exciting school year, full of events, programs and activities in the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (formerly American Humanics). The most important one is the name change. To better express who we are and what we do, the national organization, and all affiliated campuses...

Nonprofit group offers chance to improve resume
November 9, 2011

With jobs being so few and far between post-graduation these days, a little something extra is always good to have on your resume. There are many student organizations on and around campus, that the vast options seem unlimited. The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, formerly known as...