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Crisis to Resilience: A CNP Story

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Written by: Reginald Davis, CNP
September 22, 2022 | 7 min. read

Reflecting on the last two years as CEO, I find it difficult to believe how much has happened with Strong City Baltimore and the world around us. I entered with excitement, hope, and trepidation. Following the retirement of a long-standing CEO, I assumed the top job for a sprawling organization with a rich history, commitment to enabling social change agents, and an opportunity to leave a mark on our work and city.

I looked forward to making a difference in my adopted city, advancing our shared vision for Baltimore and its neighborhoods, building on Strong City’s 50-plus years of service, and strengthening the organization from the inside out. However, it was difficult to predict what was ahead.

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A Rewarding Nonprofit Internship: Tabby Robinson, CNP

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Written by: Tabby Robinson, CNP
September 14, 2022 | 4 min. read

An estimated 500,000 to 1 million Americans work as unpaid interns every year. Though paid internships are becoming more popular, unpaid internships are still a reality for many. Without any wages to shoulder the cost of living, an unpaid internship ends up deepening the existing social divide. The road to making unpaid internships a thing of the past isn’t a smooth one. In some cases organizations simply don’t have the financial means to pay their interns.

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance strives to help make these unpaid internships more accessible by offering the Career Development Award. This Award program is designed to eliminate the barrier of an unpaid internship (in-person or virtual) and increase the diversity of the nonprofit workforce by providing $2,000 internship stipends for students completing their Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential.

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