Certified Nonprofit Professional

Nonprofit Leadership Alliance

As a campus partner with the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, UNI offers a preferred track to prepare students for the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential. 

As a registered campus, we have courses covering the 10 core competencies that are hallmarks of the certification program. UNI's Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association gives our CNP candidates a place to connect, serve and learn. If you are unable to participate in the student association, as part of the course-guided path, we offer a self-guided path.

                                                  Interested in earning your CNP? Fill out the brief form at this link and Kristina will reach                                                 out to setup a meeting to walk you through the process. 

CNP Interest Form

            Certified Nonprofit Professional Certification (CNP)

Students and professionals enrolled in the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance work to achieve the Certified Nonprofit Professional certification (CNP). Receiving this certification not only prepares students to enter the field, it also equips them with the knowledge and experiences necessary to excel tremendously within the organization. Research shows that professionals who receive their CNP credential are seven times more likely to rise to a director or higher levels, compared to those without the certification.

When you earn your CNP, you will be part of a global network of professionals leading teams that make our world better. To learn more about the national Nonprofit Leadership Alliance program, visit nla1.org

What is the CNP?

The Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) Credential is the only national nonprofit credential preparing students for leadership in the nonprofit sector.

The CNP at UNI

At the University of Northern Iowa students can choose to earn their Certified Nonprofit Professional Credential through two pathways (detailed above). If you would like to earn your CNP at UNI, please contact: Kristina Kofoot at kristina.kofoot@uni.edu or call 319-273-4507.

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