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A Better Normal: Reimagining Nonprofit and Philanthropy with Vu Le

Fri, October 28, 2022 @ 1:30 pm3:00 pm

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Background greenish, abstract image of connection points with a ONEplace at KPL logo at the bottom right, with supporting text on the bottom left that reads Friday, October 28, 2022, please register: kpl.gov/oneplace/events with large text in the middle top reading A Better Normal: Reimagining Nonprofit and Philanthropy.

Over the past few years, as we grapple with both COVID and systemic racism, nonprofits have played a vital role. We help people, strengthen families, build community. We are as essential as air. At the same time, we are also mired in many ineffective philosophies and practices. It is time for us to reimagine what our field could look like and build a better normal. What would we do differently in terms of hiring practices, board governance, fundraising, capacity building, advocacy? How do we end the Hunger Games and relate to one another and collaborate more effectively? How do we ground our work in equity and justice? Let’s think and act boldly and unleash our full potential.

ONEplace will email participants the zoom link the day before the session. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

Vu Le (“voo lay”) writes the blog NonprofitAF.com. He is the former executive director of RVC, a nonprofit in Seattle that promotes social justice by supporting leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by communities of color, and fostering collaboration between diverse communities. Vu is a founding board member of Community-Centric Fundraising. He has degrees in Psychology and Social Work. Vu has two kids, ages nine and six, and watches way too much television when not causing trouble.

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Fri, October 28, 2022
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1:30 pm–3:00 pm
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