Professional & Leadership Development

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s Learning and Leadership Institute offers comprehensive professional development opportunities for the greater Washington area nonprofit community taught by the region's top professionals.

Courses are available on a variety of levels (basic, intermediate and advanced) and on a range of topics (including financial management, fundraising, volunteer management and human resources).

From the summer intern to the president of the board, we offer programs to advance your mission and your professional development.

Special leadership series designed especial for emerging leaders and executive directors at Washington area nonprofit organizations are also offered annually. Emerging leaders, learn more about Executive Preparation Institute. Executive directors, learn more about Start Smart and the CEO Leadership Series.

Center members enjoy discounted registration on the Center's professional development and leadership opportunities.


Our faculty members are the backbone of the Learning and Leadership Institute at the Center for Nonprofit Advancement. They selflessly volunteer their time, wisdom and expertise to benefit the greater nonprofit community. We greatly appreciate the work and commitment these professionals have demonstrated on behalf of our organization! If you are interested in joining this elite cadre of nonprofit professionals, please complete the faculty application