Pete Parker, Managing Partner of NPcatalyst, will discuss the importance of charitable giving during the holidays.
Pete Parker is a non-profit leader and expert in fund development, board management, volunteer training, strategic planning, social media and public relations.  He has proven experience and understanding of development, major giving principles and collaboration.  He also has demonstrated success in managing annual funds, capital campaigns, special projects and events. Pete is an active community leader through non-profit and corporate-focused organizations.  He earned his Bachelor of Science (1993) from the University of Arizona's College of Agriculture with an emphasis in Business Management and Marketing.
Pete has been involved in many other organizations, including the Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation, Association of Fundraising Professionals (Sierra Chapter) , Community Foundation of Western Nevada, Young Professionals Network, Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, Young Non-Profit Professionals Network (Reno/Sparks) and the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce.
Pete is a native of North Hollywood, California who moved to northern Nevada in 1995 to start the alumni and fundraising department at Bishop Manogue High School. His start in the non-profit world began as an undergrad at the University of Arizona, where he was studying horse racing in the school’s Race Track Industry Program. While in school, he was hired to raise funds for college fraternities looking to build new housing. The rest is history. Serving the non-profit sector since 1990, Pete has impacted hundreds of charitable organizations by providing board development, marketing, and fundraising solutions. He is Founder and Managing Director of NPcatalyst LLC, a non-profit consulting firm working with businesses and charities. Through his company, he is executive director of the Reno Air Racing Foundation and manager of KOLO-TV’s KOLOCares program. He is also co-founder of Greek Ladders, a new company connecting college students and recent graduates to career opportunities. The company is now helping candidates affiliated with over 60 college campuses. When he’s not making connections, Pete has fun spending time with his wife and children, running and cycling, watching horse racing, volunteering, and cheering on his Arizona Wildcats.