Join Us for a Coffee Talk to discuss Career Development!
You may have heard that career success is as much about luck as it is about skill. Well don’t believe the hype! You can make your own luck; you just need to follow a plan that incorporates calculated steps along with tried-and-true strategies. Join President of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, Susan Schmidt, CNP, as she lays out a personalized strategy to help your career soar.
Susan Tomlinson Schmidt has dedicated her life to serving others with more than 25 years advancing the missions of social-impact organizations. Currently, Schmidt is the president of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, a network of colleges, universities, and nonprofits that strengthen the social sector through the development of a talented and prepared workforce.
Schmidt joined the Alliance in January 2013 as the Chief Operating Officer where she implemented several strategic initiatives, including an online job and internship employment system. As a result of her guidance in enhancing member services and building strategic partnerships, the Alliance is in one of the most rapid growth periods of the organization's history.
Previously, Schmidt was the Executive Director of the Institute for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Memphis. The Institute is a research center focused on the study of the regional nonprofit sector. While there, she also directed the university’s Nonprofit Leadership Alliance program.
She received her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Memphis and is a Certified Nonprofit Professional.
About the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance:
The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance
is the only workforce development organization that certifies diverse, work-ready talent for the nonprofit sector. Founded in 1948, the Alliance’s Certified Nonprofit Professional credential is the only national endorsement that combines critical skills and knowledge, practical experience and a national perspective.
A Connext Program
Connext (formerly YNPNkc) provides learning and networking opportunities for the next generation of nonprofit leaders. We welcome people of all ages and professions, although most of our members are in their 20s and 30s and working in the nonprofit sector.