Joseph Zhang
Associate and San Francisco Office Lead

Joseph has over a decade of social sector experience, working with nonprofits and foundations as a strategist, fundraiser, and marketer. Prior to joining Camber, Joseph advised social enterprises through capacity building assistance as a Farber Fellow with REDF, a venture philanthropy firm. Before that, he managed development and fundraising efforts at iMentor, a national college success nonprofit supporting first-generation students. He is also the founder of Project Ava, a nonprofit that supports underrepresented communities in sharing their stories.

Joseph received his MBA from UC Berkeley, where he focused on social sector leadership. He also holds a BS in International Business from the University of Denver and studied international relations at King’s College London (KCL). Outside of work, you will find Joseph exploring the Bay Area food scene and playing classic Tetris competitively on his original NES.

Posts by Joseph Zhang

Why is Interest in Economic Mobility Growing in the U.S.?

Economic mobility goes to the heart of the founding ideals of the US – a country that has long portrayed itself as a bastion of economic opportunity. As the accuracy of that narrative comes under collective scrutiny, efforts to advance economic mobility in the US have grown. Initially drawn to the general attractiveness of economic mobility as a social impact issue, many of the stakeholders in this space have been compelled to take action on economic mobility in the face of three longstanding trends: persistently high poverty rates, new evidence of declining economic mobility, and unsustainable levels of wealth concentration. Each of these trends currently limits the prospects of lower- and middle-income individuals and communities ascending the economic ladder. Each trend also allows for a range of stakeholders to engage, by addressing the trends that are most relevant to their unique strategies.
By: Marc Allen, Joseph Zhang