A Better Normal: Using Lessons We Learned to Advance a More Equitable Sector and Community
As more people get vaccinated, we can look forward to things getting back to normal. But "normal" reinforced many ineffective and inequitable things, from the way we do fundraising, to the way we relate to one another, to the way we gate-keep the people most affected by systemic injustice.
We need to consciously create a better normal. What lessons did we learn? What philosophies and practices must we leave behind? How do we do fundraising, power-sharing, decision-making, philanthropy, boards, and advocacy differently? How do we advance equity, diversity, access, and inclusion with more integrity? Let's cut through the BS we endured during the Before Times and unlock our sector's full power.
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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.
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.
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