How to Attract Young Professional Talent to Your Nonprofit (Kamber Parker)January 2021
As more young professionals look to the nonprofit sector as an attractive option for their career path, Executive Directors and other senior leaders are eager to recruit and retain the best and brightest to join their organizations. In episode #80 of the Path Podcast, I had a great conversation with Kamber Parker, who not only serves as the Development Director for the nonprofit Greenville Area Parkinson Society, but she has also created a platform for young professionals called The YoPro Know. She's interviewed dozens of other young professionals and has clear insights as to what attracts them to nonprofit organizations, and perhaps more importantly, what keeps them there. Key advice for nonprofit leaders looking to maximize the talents of the Millennial and GenZ talent pool!
"Young professionals want to work hard and make a difference in their communities. What better place to do that than in the nonprofit space?"
Kamber serves as the Development Director for the Greenville Area Parkinson Society, where she has been building relationships with partners in her community since 2018. In addition to her work in the nonprofit sector, she started her company The YoPro Know in 2018 as well, which allows her to share stories through weekly interviews with young professionals across the country. She initiated a women's business group called Six Degrees, named for the idea that we are all six degrees of separation from each other and spent an entire year in a mentorship program through her local chamber, ultimately serving as its chair in 2020. Kamber earned a B.A. from Furman University, with a double major in Communication & Media Studies and Political Science.
EPISODE TOPICS & RESOURCES
- Learn more about The YoPro Know
- Learn more about the Greenville Area Parkinson Society
- Kamber's book recommendation by Kevin Leman The Way of the Shepherd
- Ready to move along your path to nonprofit leadership? Check out episode #72 What Can a Mastermind Do for Your Nonprofit Leadership?
- Like this episode? Check out Karen Geiger's episode #9 Do You Have A Nonprofit Talent Strategy?