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Nonprofit Leadership Alliance

Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP)

The Certified Nonprofit Professional or CNP is the only national nonprofit management credential in the U.S. Earners of this credential have successfully completed a rigorous leadership development program that includes assessed coursework and applied learning opportunities, such as internships, consulting projects, and service-learning activities. Research shows that CNPs have the critical skills and networks necessary for successful leadership in the nonprofit sector.

Nonprofit Leadership Alliance
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What it takes to earn this badge

  • Complete extensive, assessed coursework grounded in the 10 core competencies necessary for effective nonprofit leadership
  • Complete a minimum of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Complete a minimum of 300 internship hours at a nonprofit organization or have comparable professional experience
  • Participate in a nonprofit career conference focused on building networks and social change
  • Participate in leadership and service activities that prepare candidates for leadership roles
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