Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in YNPN

Photo provided by YNPN National Chapter

Our organization is a proud member of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, and because of that, we send a few board members to their annual members’ meeting each year. This year, in addition to the meeting, the Center offered the first session in their educational series Beyond Tolerance: How nonprofits are leading diversity, inclusion, and equity in Oklahoma. Supported by YNPN of OKC, Jade Owen and I were fortunate to attend this opportunity.

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Meet a Nonprofit Leader: Kay Holt

This is the first in our blog series "Meet a Nonprofit Leader." If there's someone you'd like to see profiled, please let us know at ynpnofokc@gmail.com.

kay_holt.jpgDr. Kay E. Holt has more than 25 years of experience in higher education and arts management. She is the associate director and a professor in the graduate nonprofit leadership program at Oklahoma City University where she leads the new arts administration track. Prior to her current position, Dr. Holt served as executive director of Canterbury Voices (formerly known as Canterbury Choral Society), a position which brought her back to her home state of Oklahoma. Her other career experiences include director of education and community partnerships at The Dallas Opera and visiting professor at Southern Methodist University. Dr. Holt possesses a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Wyoming and is a graduate of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business Executive Nonprofit Leaders program.  

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Who Narrates the World?

By Nicole Sukenis
Professional Development Chair for YNPN of OKC


Who Narrates the World? This is the question that was posed to the audience at a recent training hosted by the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, “Claim Your Expertise: A Breakfast Event with Zeba Khan.” There were two main take-aways that I believe are applicable to my professional life with YNPN of OKC and Infant Crisis Services. You can read about the first one here.

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