National CNP Day + Association of CNPs Annual Meeting

March 1 is national CNP Day. all events are free!  

75th Anniversary

On March 1, 2024, join us to celebrate National CNP Day & the Alliance's 75th Anniversary!


  • 10:30 a.m. CT: The Association of CNPs meeting kicks off! Join CNP community members from across the country for a social and interactive annual meeting! You'll meet your leadership on the Executive Committee and share what you'd like to see the association work on over the next year. Save your spot! 
  • 11 a.m. CT: CNP Day Celebrations begin! Be sure to register. 
    • Brief history of the Alliance and how YOU have shaped the nonprofit sector over 75 years. 
    •  Panel of current nonprofit professionals: Susan Tomlinson Schmidt, ACNP; Debbie Espinoza, CNP; Byron Garrett, CNP; Diana Duque, CNP; and Michael McGrath, CNP.
    • Ian Adair, ACNP, will close us out with a Keynote: The LeaderSHIFT Revolution – How Being Human is Now the Key to Impactful Leadership.

You DON'T want to miss this. Everyone who attends live will be entered into a raffle to win one free item of their choice from our CNP store

Can't attend live? We will record for you to view at a time best for you.


CNP Day Speakers

Ian Adair, MS, ACNP

Director of Leadership, Development & Credentialing, Association of Fundraising Professionals

Susan Tomlinson Schmidt, ACNP

Content Specialist, Early Childhood Innovation Center, University of Missouri Kansas City

Debbie Espinosa, MPS, CNP

President & CEO, FIND Food Bank

Byron Garrett, CNP

Executive Vice President, United Way Worldwide

Michael McGrath, CNP

Director, Office of the President, Campaign Legal Center

Diana Duque, CNP

Fund Development Coordinator, Collaborative for Children


Here's how you can celebrate!

  • Attend the free Virtual Celebration on March 1st!
  • Share your excitement by using our Social Media Toolkit.
  • Volunteer at your favorite organization. Not sure where to volunteer? Consider volunteering with the Alliance.
  • Wear your national CNP Day T-shirt with pride. Proceeds go to the CNP Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance to individuals seeking to earn their CNP credential.
  • Get your groove on with the National CNP Day Playlist. These songs celebrate themes such as unity, hope, perseverance, courage, empowerment, and making a positive difference, which are all values aligned with the mission of a CNP.
  • Have a nonprofit-themed movie night. Watch a film that explores social issues and the impact of individuals working toward social change, such as Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution.
  • Add your information to the CNP Impact Map: Share the important work you are doing in your community.
  • Donate $75 or $7.50. Support the nonprofit sector by donating in commemoration of the Alliance's 75th Anniversary. Every dollar helps support the next generation of nonprofit leaders.


Keep in Touch!

Elevate comes once a year, but the Alliance hosts free networking and professional development opportunities year-round. Take a few minutes to review the below offerings and sign up! 


Click below for the Alliance Impact Report

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