About Our CNPs

More than 9,000 professionals have successfully completed the requirements of the CNP credential. This powerful network is leading some of the country’s most successful social-impact organizations.

CNPs are:

  • Diverse – one in three CNPs is a person of color
  • Passionate about the social sector – CNPs stay in the nonprofit sector 50% longer than their non-CNP peers*
  • Management material – CNPs are seven times more likely to rise to director level or higher than their non-CNP peers*

According to independent research conducted by LinkedIn (April 2014): 

  • CNPs are educated. Of the CNPs who list education on their profile, 43% have received a master’s or doctorate degree.
  • CNPs get promoted. More than one in four CNPs have a position of director or above at their current employer.
  • CNPs have ambition. Top job titles among CNPs include executive director, founder, volunteer, CEO and president.
  • CNPs are versatile. Top industries with CNPs include nonprofit organization management, higher education, education management, hospitals and health care.
  • CNPs are talented. Top skills listed among CNPs include fundraising, public speaking, community outreach and event planning.

*LinkedIn Research, April 2014

 amyheadshot2I love the national perspective and trying to answer the question of how to do something well and achieve the same outcomes for at-risk families throughout many different cultural contexts. And I am truly doing what I went to school for – using business skills to bring further excellence to the nonprofit sector.”

– Amy Russell, CNP
Prevent Child Abuse America
North Park University, CNP class of 2015

Learn more about our CNPs by viewing the Alliance’s CNP Impact Map.