On the Road to AMI
UPDATE: A generous donor has agreed to match every dollar given up to $6,500, which will double the impact of your gift. With your participation we’ll be able to cover even more of the travel costs on the Road to AMI. We don’t have much time left to meet our goal, so please make your gift today!
What Is NLA?
Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA) is a national alliance of colleges, universities and nonprofits dedicated to educating, preparing, and certifying professionals to strengthen and lead nonprofit organizations. There are approximately 40 different academic institutions across the United States with Nonprofit Leadership Alliance chapters, and the Andrew Young School is proud to be a leading site in the national NLA network. NLA exists to strengthen the leadership of the social sector and sustain the ability of nonprofits to fulfill their missions with a talented and prepared workforce.
About Our Chapter:
- Experienced: To become a Certified Nonprofit Leader (CNP) through NLA each member must complete a 300 hour internship, participate in fundraising, networking, and community service events, and attend the Alliance Management Institute (AMI), NLA’s annual national conference.
- Committed: Andrew Young School of Policy Studies’ Nonprofit Management program is 12th in the nation out of 269 public affairs schools in the US. The GSU NLA chapter is the largest chapter in the nation. Last year our chapter of NLA even won the Sprint Campus of the Year award at the AMI conference!
- Diverse: Georgia State is a very diverse university and NLA showcases this diversity. We have students from both the undergraduate and graduate level. Our students are not just from a nonprofit background but range from Public Policy, Social Work, Criminal Justice, Communications, Economics, Law, and more!
- Well Networked: Each year student’s are required to network through various avenues, such as: attending seminars and conferences, volunteer work, internship opportunities, and events generated by the NLA Networking Committee.
- Philanthropic: Our chapter of NLA has accumulated over 7000 hours of community service at numerous nonprofit organizations in the metropolitan Atlanta area!
As part of the certification requirements for the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA), each student must demonstrate competencies in ten key areas, one of which is fundraising. This project will offer the opportunity for our members to have a personal learning experience in fundraising through crowdfunding. Also, in order to be certified through the national affiliate of NLA, it is mandatory for student members to attend the Alliance Management Institute (AMI), an annual conference for nonprofit professionals.
This year’s conference is in Salt Lake City, UT during the New Year’s holiday and peak ski season. Since Salt Lake City is a popular tourist destination during this time, the anticipated expense for our students is higher than it has ever been. With 18 members who are planning on attending this January, we have been seeking out new avenues of income to help lessen the financial burden on our student members.
The primary goal of this project is to fund two-thirds of the conference travel expenses for our student members. As with all fundraising projects we take on, any extra money goes into our banking account to help cover the registration costs for future conference attendees from our chapter. That being said, one of our objectives is to leave some funds for next year’s NLA student members so that they will not be starting from scratch.