Nonprofit Leadership Studies at UALR is part of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, a national organization whose mission is to educate, prepare, and certify professionals to strengthen and lead nonprofit organizations.

Upon completion of a bachelor’s degree, students enrolling in the program receive a nationally recognized certificate from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, as well as designation as a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP). Students may also choose to declare Nonprofit Leadership Studies as a minor. The program:

  • has a strong competency emphasis,
  • uses an internship requirement for strength of comprehension and application,
  • builds a network of nonprofit professional contacts,
  • builds on and enhances a student’s chosen major field of study, and provides the tools to achieve success.

Students take courses that establish a foundation of nonprofit organizational knowledge, attend seminars and workshops to supplement the courses, gain experience through internships, and take part in activities that develop practical skills useful for their careers.