Author Archives: Crystal Henry

A Message from President Susan T. Schmidt, CNP, on Equity

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This past summer, I had the opportunity to attend a convening with other nonprofit executives to discuss racial equity—and the role of the nonprofit sector in moving the needle forward. Although it was intensive and challenging, I was encouraged to see a room full of smart and motivated leaders who want to do the heavy […]


Nonprofit Leadership Alliance to Assume Operations of Leaderosity, an Online Leadership Development Platform

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: October 26, 2017 CONTACT: Christa Beall Diefenbach, CNP, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (Email) Kansas City, Mo. – The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and the Presidio Trust announce that the Alliance will be the new sponsor of LEADEROSITY—an online learning platform. The original vision of LEADEROSITY will remain intact: a low-cost, high-quality leadership development platform that […]


Our Shared Value

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It is fair to say that the nonprofit sector was born from adversity. It was from the volcano of social injustice that millions of organizations poured into the world to answer the call – if not to provide a solution, at least to provide a resolution: we will not sit idly. Our diverse missions do not […]


Support Kansas City Announces “Excellence In Nonprofit Leadership” Award Winners

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: April 6, 2017 CONTACT: Debra Box, Executive Director, Support Kansas City, (913) 831-4752, ext. 101 Mission, Kan. – Support Kansas City (SKC), a local nonprofit that provides business and development support services to Greater Kansas City nonprofits has announced the winners of its prestigious “Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership” (ENLA) Awards. The 2017 awards […]


Congratulations CNP Class of 2016

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Congratulations to the 2016 graduates of Nonprofit Leadership Alliance programs: Certified Nonprofit Professionals! The following students have been awarded the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential between July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016. Antioch University Los Angeles Ana Bernal Melissa Crandall Michelle Goddess Lynette Johnson Kimberlee Jones Martha Longley Betina Steiger Arizona State University Steve Blakeslee […]


Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) Credential Available Online

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: April 25, 2016 CONTACT: Christa Beall Diefenbach, CNP, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (Email) Kansas City, Mo. – The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is now offering its Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential through a completely online program designed for professionals interested in launching or advancing a nonprofit career. “The CNP credential is a proven […]


Bequest Honors Dr. Arthur A. Schuck

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Pictured from left to right: President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ellsworth “Gus” Augustus, President of the Boy Scouts of America, Dr. Arthur A. Schuck, Boy Scouts of America Chief Scout Executive FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: March 10, 2016 CONTACT: Christa Beall Diefenbach, CNP, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (Email) Kansas City, Mo. – The Alliance recently received a […]


David Underwood Honored as the Recipient of the H. Roe Bartle Momentum Award

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: February 26, 2016 CONTACT: Christa Beall Diefenbach, CNP, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (Email) Kansas City, Mo. – The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance recently presented David Underwood (posthumously) with the prestigious H. Roe Bartle Momentum Award. The award presentation was at the annual Alliance Management Institute, an educational conference geared toward students planning a […]


Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston Wins National Nonprofit Award

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: February 16, 2016 CONTACT: Christa Beall Diefenbach, CNP, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (Email) Kansas City, Mo. – The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance recently presented Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston with the Nonprofit Partner of the Year award, sponsored by Mutual of America. The award presentation was at the annual Alliance Management Institute (AMI), […]


University of North Dakota Student Wins National Nonprofit Award

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: February 1, 2016 CONTACT: Christa Beall Diefenbach, CNP, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (Email) Kansas City, Mo. –  The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance recently presented Collin Hanson, a student of the University of North Dakota, with the Student Leader of the Year award. The award was presented at the annual Alliance Management Institute – […]