I began the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Conference with Tera Wozniak Qualls‘ presentation on “Creating Your Own Knowledge Network: Lead Your Own Development.”

Sure, you need to know a lot to succeed in your nonprofit career, but what about focusing? Become an expert in a specific topic.

Sure, you’ve heard about mentors, but what about a coaching relationship?  Consider a coach to engage in questions on specific situations in your career.

Sure, you’ve accomplished many successes, but what about evaluating your own progress? Continually assess your performance.

Sure, you know about reading books, but what about nontraditional learning?  Engage in blogging and review articles.

Want more ideas? Here are my favorite blogs, books, and podcasts for my professional development.

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