Board Member Spotlight: Kevin Kennedy

Meet Kevin Kennedy

Tell us what you do: I work at the nonprofit idealist.org as the Grad Fair Manager. I’m responsible for planning and logistics to help connect civic-minded individuals with graduate degree programs to further their work in the public sector. My work culminates by bringing together thousands of individuals and hundreds of grad school representatives together at an Idealist Grad Fair. In the fall I embark on a cross-country tour bringing the fairs to 10 different cities.

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What’s your role with YNPN Portland: I’m a member of YNPN Portland’s Marketing Committee, and I’m also part of the web team. 

What’s a personal/professional goal you’d like to accomplish within the next year: Over the next year I hope to broaden both my professional and personal networks, as well as blur the line between the two. I’m very much a social butterfly - why not be a social-good butterfly?

I’m in the beginning stages of my nonprofit career, and realize that I can learn a lot from my networks. Both Idealist and YNPN Portland are made up of talented individuals with a wide range of skills and experiences. We’ve got a lot to learn and teach one another.


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