Parker Harrington is founder and owner of Sponsorship Plus, a national firm dedicated to helping nonprofits and social enterprises fulfill their mission and positively impact their communities. The firm was established in 2000 and has a client list that spans the country and includes such well-known brands as United Way, Habitat for Humanity and American Lung Association.
In this role, Ms. Harrington has addressed dozens of national conferences on the topics of business-nonprofit collaboration, sustainability, and ethical engagement hosted by American Marketing Association, National Network for Arab Communities and Association for Leaders in Volunteer Engagement, among others.
Ms. Harrington has helped a cross section of large and small nonprofits from Colorado Symphony, Fort Worth Zoo and Minnesota State Fair to grassroots organizations such as Groundwater Foundation in Lincoln, Nebraska to Healthy Native Communities Partnership in Shiprock, Arizona to Ramsey County Libraries in Roseville, Minnesota. She recently consulted with an all-volunteer affiliate with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in Kansas to fund and implement a plan to reduce the stigma of mental illness and identify people in the community most likely to find meaning in supporting the cause long-term.
Ms. Harrington is known for ethical approaches to galvanize stakeholders and inspire influencers to act. She enjoys building and leading diverse teams of staff and board and is appreciated for her high energy, knowledge and generosity in sharing her expertise.
Prior to launching her business, Ms. Harrington worked in both corporate and nonprofit public relations roles beginning her career as an on-air news anchor.