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A Morning with Vu Le: Kicking Some Sacred Cows to the Curb

Thursday, January 12 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am • Organized By Nonprofit Connect
4801 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, MO 64110


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With the numerous and complex challenges facing our communities, nonprofits -- both service providers and funders -- are more needed than ever. But as a sector, we face our own barriers to effectiveness, including society's perception of nonprofits, the overhead myth, expectations for sustainability, funding dynamics, bizsplaining, and board leadership that often leaves a lot to be desired. 

Demographics are changing, and the way that we have done things in the past may no longer be effective. To be successful in the future, we must examine the philosophies and implicit biases that drive nonprofit work, abandon outdated thinking and practices, own the power and influence of the sector, and collaborate to make the world better. 

Presenter Vu Le is the writer behind the popular blog, and executive director of Seattle-based nonprofit Rainier Valley Corps, which works to bring more leaders of color into nonprofit work. Known for his no-BS approach, warped sense of humor, and pictures of baby animals, Vu will have you laughing and thinking.  

Vu's keynote presentation will be followed up with an interactive discussion on actions we can each take at our own organization or foundation to face down those sacred cows.
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Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64110
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