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Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP)

The nonprofit sector provides so many ways to make a positive change in the world. CNP LogoThe Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential is a powerful combination of classroom learning and practical skill-building activities that enable you to find a great nonprofit job and excel at it. Whether you are interested in fundraising, marketing, volunteer coordination, or even starting your own nonprofit, the CNP program is a proven method to launch your nonprofit career.  Download the NLA Student Handbook.


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The CNP is completed through five components:

There are more specific requirements for the following groups:

To begin the process of obtaining your CNP, create a profile on the national NLA website.

 *LinkedIn study: CNP credential key to nonprofit career advancement. September 18, 2014. Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. Kansas City, MO. Retrieved from 
**As of April 2017