Brigham Young University Receives National Award for Program Excellence

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AMI 2017-466


DATE: January 12, 2017

CONTACT: Christa Beall Diefenbach, CNP, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (Email)

Kansas City, Mo. – The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance presented Brigham Young University with the esteemed Campus Program Excellence Award. The awards presentation took place at the annual Alliance Management Institute—an educational conference geared toward students planning a career in the nonprofit sector. The 44th annual Institute was January 3-5, 2017, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown.

The Campus Program Excellence Award is presented each year to an affiliated college or university that has demonstrated a commitment to running an exceptional Alliance program on its campus. “The awards committee reviews thoroughly vets the campus program before selecting a campus that excels in developing current and relevant coursework, meaningful nonprofit internship and employment opportunities, and strong connections between the campus and the local nonprofit community,” says Susan T. Schmidt, CNP, president of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. “Brigham Young University was selected based on their excellence in academics as well as the work their students are doing to better their campus and community.”

Brigham Young has 136 students seeking the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential on their campus. They nearly doubled their recruitment efforts last school-year, recruiting 35 in 2015 and 59 in 2016. They participated in fundraising efforts that benefited local nonprofit partners, with one student writing a successful $2 million grant in such efforts.

The 2017 honorees were chosen by an awards selection committee comprised of key Alliance stakeholders, including affiliated faculty members, alumni, nonprofit partners, board members and sponsors. The selection of the award recipients was based on specific criteria for each respective award.

About the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance: Since 1948, the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance has worked to strengthen the social sector with a talented, prepared workforce. Its Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential is the only national nonprofit management certification in the U.S. The Alliance system, which includes nearly 40 colleges and universities, 15 national nonprofit partners and more than 9,600 CNPs, is the largest network in the country working to build a talent pipeline for the social sector.