Nonprofit Professional Certificate (Undergraduate)

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The Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) designation is the only national nonprofit management and leadership credential developed with, and recognized by, the nonprofit sector. Students who complete this program will earn the Georgia College Nonprofit Management Certificate, which will be recorded on their transcript at graduation.  They will also receive a national, lifelong credential as a Certified Nonprofit Professional from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.

The non-profit sector is one of the fastest growing employment opportunities available today. An estimated 50,000 people are needed to fill entry-level positions in the field on an annual basis. Compensation and benefits are becoming more and more competitive with the private sector, and job security is excellent. The national non-profits recognize the need for job enrichment opportunities for their employees and offer many avenues of advancement.

Earning a CNP Certificate

​The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Certification Program is an innovative, cross-disciplinary course of study that equips college and university students to become skilled professionals and leaders in the non-profit sector. The program is a collaboration between Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, Inc., 75 colleges and universities, and 20 major national non-profit organizations.

Certificate Requirements

Why Nonprofit Leadership Alliance?
  • Scholarships
  • Certification in entry-level non-profit management competencies
  • Tested practices and principles through experiential learning
  • One-to-one support, career development, and mentoring
  • Networking with prospective employers
  • Opportunity to test skills and various non-profit roles through internships, co-curricular, and community service activities
  • Potential for references and referrals from agency executive directors, advisory board members, and community leaders
  • Exposure to national non-profit network of partners and career options
  • Inclusion on resume Web site available to all non-profit agencies.
  • Opportunity to meet other Nonprofit Leadership Alliance students throughout the country

Undergraduate certificates may only be earned and will only be awarded in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.  They will not be awarded as an independent credential.

Program Contact Information

Department of Government and Sociology
Campus Box 018
Milledgeville, GA 31061
(478) 445-4562