An Evening with Vu Le: Power and the Nonprofit Sector

When:  Oct 16, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (ET)
Associated with  AFP TN, Southeastern Chapter
In partnership with the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga and Venture Forward, AFP Chattanooga is pleased to welcome Vu Le to Chattanooga for an evening of thought-provoking ideas, conversation, and networking, with a keynote talk on Power and the NonProfit Sector. 

In this tumultuous sociopolitical climate, the nonprofit sector, including funders and donors, plays a crucial role. However, severe power imbalances jeopardize our effectiveness. How do we equalize power between foundations and grantees, large white-led organizations and small communities-of-color-led ones, donors and service providers, and between individuals of different levels of privilege? How do we incorporate equity, diversity, and inclusion into our every day work and strengthen our ability to collaborate to advance a just and vibrant world?

Networking         5:30pm - 6:30pm

Dinner                6:30pm – 7:15pm

Keynote from Vu Le, q&a, conversation:  7:15pm - 9pm

Register for a table for your group or organization ($320 for a table of 8); or register for individual seats ($40 for AFP members and for non-AFP members by September 30); $50 for non-member individual seats after Sept. 30. 

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More about Vu Le: 

Vu Le (“voo lay”) is a writer, speaker, vegan, Pisces, and the Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps, a nonprofit in Seattle that promotes social justice by developing leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by communities of color, and fostering collaboration between diverse communities.

Vu’s passion to make the world better, combined with a low score on the Law School Admission Test, drove him into the field of nonprofit work, where he learned that we should take the work seriously, but not ourselves. There’s tons of humor in the nonprofit world, and someone needs to document it. He is going to do that, with the hope that one day, a TV producer will see how cool and interesting our field is and make a show about nonprofit work, featuring attractive actors attending strategic planning meetings and filing 990 tax forms.

Known for his no-BS approach, irreverent sense of humor, and love of unicorns, Vu has been featured in dozens, if not hundreds, of his own blog posts at


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