NLA AFP Lead Conference Trip

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About AFP Lead

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is a nation-wide alliance of colleges and nonprofit organizations that trains and certifies students to lead nonprofit organizations. UNI’s Nonprofit Leadership Alliance program began in 1988 and has certified over 400 Certified Nonprofit Professionals (CNPs)! As part of their experience in NLA, students attend various professional development activities. One of these includes attending a national conference. In 2022 we are planning on taking 15 students to Houston, Texas to attend the Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Lead conference.

AFP Lead is a three-day conference where students, faculty, and the nonprofit sector gather to discuss best practices, current trends, and major issues in the nonprofit sector. Students have the chance of networking with fellow students and nonprofit executives interviewing for possible jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities.

This opportunity will allow students to network with professionals in the field and gain hands-on experience. 

Why Support? 

With your willingness to support the UNI Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, we will be able to take 15 students to the AFP Lead Conference in Houston, Texas, this October as well as to other professional development opportunities. This conference is one of the four main components of earning the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential at UNI. By supporting students in the UNI Nonprofit Leadership Alliance program, you are helping to support the future of the nonprofit sector. 

Help build up future nonprofit leaders by supporting the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance student association’s goal of raising $10,000. These funds will be used for student professional development including attending AFP Lead in Houston, Texas in Oct 2022. By contributing to our goal, you will help students have the opportunity to experience a professional conference, grow their leadership skills, and have the opportunity to apply their knowledge to real world problems.

Your donation will support not only future nonprofit leaders but the communities they will positively impact through their philanthropy.

About UNI's Nonprofit Leadership Alliance

UNI’s Nonprofit Leadership Alliance student association is an award winning organization:

    • National Program Excellence Award at AHMI in 2008 and 2016
    • Network Choice Award Iowa Campus Compact 2017
    • What’s the Big Idea? Award & $1,000 cash support 2018
    • Campus Program Excellence Award for Outstanding Student Association Fundraising. Alliance Management Institution (AMI), Orlando, FL, January 2019.
    • Campus Partner Excellence Award. Alliance Management Institute (AMI), Kansas City, KS, January 2020.
    • Student Organization Program of Distinction Koob Fund Campaign Presented by the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, UNI Student Life Awards April 2021
    • Since 2014 UNI students have received 18 awards for students Conference Presentations

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance program at the University of Northern Iowa has been around for over 30 years. Over 400 students have been awarded the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, Inc. Certified Nonprofit Professional Credential.

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