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The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA) is a national organization that collaborates with affiliate college/university programs and nonprofit agencies to recruit, prepare, and place students in meaningful nonprofit careers. Participation in the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Program builds on, and enhances a student's chosen major course of study and provides the tools required to achieve success in the field of nonprofit management. Once an NLA member has graduates from the program, they earn certification in the form of a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential.
If you are interested in joining or would liek to know more about the Certified Nonprofit Professional credential, please select the corresponding link below:
*Undergraduate and CNP information currently under construction. Please stay tuned.
Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Graduate Certificate Program
This certificate is available to any student pursuing a Master's degree in any area. To be accepted into the program, a student must:
The application and interview are designed to identify students likely to succeed in the program.
Graduate students seeking the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Certificate complete 20 credit hours and participate in required co-curricular activities, which include:
Core Courses: 15 Semester Hours
All graduate students seeking the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Certificate must take the following courses:
Each of these core courses directly links nonprofit administration to the skills and knowledge acquired in each student's area of graduate study.
After completing all curricular and co-curricular program requirements, the certificate candidate must submit a portfolio that demonstrates competency in each of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance competency areas. The NLA program director reviews the portfolio and makes a recommendation regarding the student’s nomination for certification.
Students must achieve a 3.0 average in required courses and demonstrate competency in each of the NLA competency areas before they are recommended for national certification by the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Inc.
This certificate is available to students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in any area. To be accepted into this Certificate program, a student must have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average in the most recent college work; formally apply to the Certificate program; and successfully complete an interview with the American Humanics Program Director. The application and interview will help identify students likely to succeed in the program, such as students who are truly interested in working in the nonprofit sector.
Undergraduate students seeking the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Certificate must take up to 23 credit hours and participate in co-curricular activities. Required co-curricular activities include participation in the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Student Association and attending at least 2 Wright State AH workshops and 1 Nonprofit Leadership Alliance National Management Institute conference.
All students seeking the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Certificate must take three courses:
- Management of Nonprofit Agencies
- Fund Raising/Grant Writing
- 300-hour internship
Each of these core courses directly links nonprofit administration to the skills and knowledge acquired in students’ major areas. Students must also complete 12 credit hours of specialization courses. The Program Director will advise Nonprofit Leadership Alliance students on specialized courses. With the Director’s approval, students may concentrate their studies in specific nonprofit competency areas or select courses from any of the specialization areas.
Core Courses: (11 hours)
- URS 475 Management of Nonprofit Agencies
- URS 492 Internship or approved 300 hours of supervised service
- URS 476 Fund Raising/Grant Writing
(12 Credit hours must be approved by Program Director and taken from the following concentrations)
- Public Relations and Marketing
- Operation Skills
- Nonprofit and Social Service Values
- Innovation Skills
Students must achieve a 3.0 average in all required courses. In addition, students must demonstrate competency in each of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance competency areas before they are recommended for national certification by Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, Inc.
Objective: To educate, prepare and certify professional leaders who strengthen the nonprofit sector.
Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, Inc. (NLA) is a national organization that collaborates with affiliated college/university programs and nonprofit agencies in recruiting, preparing, and placing students in meaningful nonprofit careers. Participation in the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Program builds on and enhances a student’s chosen major course of study and provides the tools required to achieve success in the field nonprofit management.
Nonprofit agencies play a vital role in the care and development of our society. To fulfill their mission, these organizations need dedicated, trained professionals with the desire and ability to make a difference in their community and the lives of others. The NLA program enables students to learn and apply leadership skills in these settings by combining coursework with hands-on experiences, such as internships, volunteer opportunities, NLA Student Association Leadership activities, and professional development workshops.
Wright State University Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Community Council Members:
American Red Cross of Greater Dayton
Better Business Bureau
Camp Fire USA
Corps Solutions Dayton
The Dayton Foundation
First Light Group LLC
Miami Valley Hospital
National Conference for Community and Justice of Greater Dayton
Sinclair Community College
Unified Health Solutions
United Way of the Greater Dayton Area
Wright State University American Humanics Alumni Association
YMCA of Greater Dayton
YWCA of Dayton
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The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance meets every other Friday at 5:30pm in 270 Allyn Hall (unless otherwise noted).
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