Saturday, October 3, 2009

A Coincidence!

This week I began a web search for something to blog about by googling "nonprofit leadership". The second site to pop up was Nonprofit Leadership 601, authored by YNPN San Diego co-founder Heather Carpenter. Not knowing Heather's relation to YNPN, I spent a few days skimming over this blog, and I uncovered an exciting post that exhibited enthusiasm and support for leadership among nonprofit professionals. The post shared that the Nonprofit Times had listed the top most powerful and influential people in the nonprofit sector. Rather than renouncing a list that she felt needed some revision and expansion, Heather demonstrated a key leadership act by taking it upon herself to apply the philosophy of "if someone else doesn't do it, then I will." This blogger created her own list of young leaders who have been making waves in the nonprofit sector. I read over this list and found many names of people I am interested in looking up. I also found a name very familiar to me, and, of course, to all of you. Emily Davis, President of EDA Consulting was listed. If you haven't yet had a chance to read about what Emily has accomplished as a young professional, I bid you to read her biography, which you can easily access on YNPN San Diego's website because she is, after all, the founder and Chair. In addition to this wonderful coincidence, I did a little digging to find out more about Heather. It is absolutely no surprise that she was a key player in building the foundation of YNPN San Diego and then played a significant role on the Board during its key growing stages. I'd say that the blog Nonprofit Leadership 601 has been a great find and shows that YNPN SD has some great people who are not only "talking the talk," but also "walking the walk!"

Please share your comments about leaders in the nonprofit world whom you think deserve recognition and who could serve as role models for those of us who are working to develop such remarkable skills. You can add your input by clicking "comments" below this posting.

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