Invest in yourself and your future. With the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential, you’ll gain the skills and tools to accelerate your career, set yourself apart from the competition, and be an asset at any organization.

No need to sign on at any specific time. Our six-month online program was designed with busy professionals in mind. The next cohort starts June 1, 2020. 
Get valuable nonprofit management skills at a fraction of the cost of graduate programs.
Strong Network
Gain access to a network of 10,000+ powerful, well-connected nonprofit professionals who are making an impact in the world.
Learn From the Best
All courses are taught by seasoned nonprofit professionals with real-world experience.
Stand Out
You'll receive a national credential that can be easily uploaded to LinkedIn and other digital platforms. 
We Work With You
Whether you're looking for your employer to sponsor you or interested in a monthly payment plan, we'll help you find the right option for you.

Please fill out the form below to learn more and receive exclusive offers on upcoming programs.

Next cohort starts June 1, 2020


"The instructors were great, they made the learning process smooth for me… The program was well thought out with a lot of learning from real time events."

Flavia Davids, CNP, Director of Human Resources, Volunteers of America Alaska

The CNP Workforce Program (offered by the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance) is a completely online leadership program created for emerging leaders working in the nonprofit sector. In only six months, you will be joining an elite network of social-impact leaders. 

Want to explore how this credential can boost your career? Sign up to learn more. 

CNPs are seven times more likely to reach a Director-level or higher position.

CNP graduates get access to a network of 3,500 local and national nonprofits.


CNP grads are up to two years ahead of their peers in terms of career preparation and skills


We understand that juggling a full-time career with your daily responsibilities, and then adding in a new leadership training program can be challenging! By offering classes online, in a flexible timeframe, we are able to not only accommodate busy professionals, but offer this valuable credential at a substantially reduced rate.

Why the CNP Workforce Program?

We work with amazing people at amazing organizations:

Course Curriculum

Management and Leadership 

Marketing & Communications

Fundraising & Resource Development

Cultural Competency & Diversity

Budgeting & Financial Management

Governance & Volunteer Management

Designing Sustainable Programs

Trends & Innovation

Participants of the CNP Workforce Program receive a complimentary registration to Elevate – a 3-day virtual conference on workforce trends and equity.

If you have your CFRE certificate, you may be exempt from some program requirements.

Payment Options

We offer flexible payment options to work with every budget.

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Monthly Payment Plan

  • Students selecting this option pay 5 monthly payments of $340 each*.
  • Note: 10% or 20% discount does not apply to this payment option.

The $1,700 one-time fee includes all course materials and credentialing fees. Students also receive one registration for Elevate—a virtual conference.

The next cohort starts June 1, 2020.

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  • Employees and members of Alliance Workforce Partners receive a 20% discount off paid-in-full registrations. (Cannot be combined with any other discounts.)

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