The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance program at the University of Northern Iowa offers the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential. At UNI, AmeriCorps members only need two classes and to attend an Alliance Management Institute (AMI) to become a CNP and use the CNP credential behind your name.
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Courses are offered entirely online via eLearning, a Blackboard learning management system. While most students encounter very few technical difficulties, our team of support specialists is available to assist you as needed.
The AMI Conference will be hosted at an off-site location. Details can be found on the program schedule tab above.
Tentative course scheduleClick on a course title to view the course description (if available).
Nov. 7 - Dec. 9, 2016
AMI Alliance Management InstituteJanuary 2017Denver, CO
Visit www.amiconference.org to learn more. Please contact Julianne Gassman at Julianne.Gassman@uni.edu or 319-273-2204 for assistance in registering for and attending AMI.
AmeriCorps alumni - use your Segal Award to support the expenses associated with your registration, hotel and travel for the institute.
Course details and enrollment information
Jan. 23 - March 3, 2017Course details and enrollment information
All students pay the same tuition rate, regardless of location, making it an affordable option for all students.
Tuition for the 2017-18 academic year is $486 per unit of graduate credit or $302 per unit of undergraduate credit. An additional technology fee per course may apply. Tuition and fees are expected to rise each May, typically announced by the Iowa Board of Regents in March.
Distance education students may qualify for financial aid with the following eligibility requirements:
Specific questions about financial aid should be directed to the Office of Student Financial Aid at 800-772-2736 or email@example.com
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The University of Northern Iowa is committed to providing comprehensive support services for distance education students. The Office of Continuing and Distance Education serves as your primary point of contact in accessing distance education support services, including enrollment services, technical support for online course tools and more. You are also given access to the UNI Rod Library’s print and electronic collections for your convenience. View a complete list of services and support resources.
Please contact the Office of Continuing and Distance Education at 319-273-5970, 800-648-3864 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. If we don’t have the answer, we will do our best to find it.
You will work with the program coordinator when communicating about the program of study. Once participating in the program, you will be assigned a faculty advisor who will work with you one-on-one regarding your progress in the program.
For information about course delivery, please see the "Overview" tab above.
Please complete the online interest form to the right to express your interest in joining a future Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) cohort. We will use the information you provide to send you program updates, including important information about enrollment deadlines, as they become available.
We are now accepting enrollments in the Fall 2016 course. See the program schedule tab above for course and enrollment information.
Delivery of program is contingent on a sufficient number of students enrolling in coursework.