Waves of Change—Oceans of Opportunity


Vu Le

It has been a brutal few years, hasn’t it? This keynote is just what you need to fill your conference experience with new energy--and a few great laughs! The families we serve continue to face increasing challenges. We have all been working hard to do our best with limited resources. It is easy to feel exhausted and at max capacity as we struggle with multiple pandemics and our own personal crises. Burnout is a constant risk. Which is why it is vital that we take a moment to acknowledge how far we've come, remember the differences we make in the world, and reimagine a better normal as we move forward. This presentation, filed with humor (and pictures of baby animals!) will leave you motivated and energized.

Who is Vu Le?  

Vu Le (“voo lay”) is a writer, speaker, vegan, Pisces, and the former Executive Director of RVC, 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 NonprofitAF.com.