A Bolder Normal: Unlocking Nonprofits’ and Philanthropy’s Full Potential

The past several years have been rough. They have also revealed how essential nonprofits are. While we have faced multiple challenges, there are opportunities for nonprofits and philanthropy to be bold.

On Wednesday, November 16 at 10:00 a.m., join resident leaders, community members and nonprofit peers from across New Jersey for this in-person conversation with Vu Le (“voo lay”), 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. 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

Through breakouts and larger group discussions designed to provide a safe space for sharing, participants will delve into these topics:

  • What does this moment make possible?
  • How do we move forward and unlock our full potential to create a just and equitable world?
  • What philosophies and practices must we let go of, and what can we adopt?
  • What barriers and assumptions are holding us back? 

In addition, registrants have the option of arriving early to participate in a special coffee conversation with Vu Le from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. to discuss Reimagining Boards: How Boards of Directors Can Be More Joyful and Effective.

Register here and come prepared to laugh, think, learn, question, challenge and commit to a bolder normal for our state. Registration is free for current and former NJHI grantees and their community partners. Please register by Wednesday, November 9. Lunch will be provided.

*Upon registering, individuals will receive a confirmation email. Please review the confirmation email for important information regarding vaccination status and photo consent. 

“A Bolder Normal: Unlocking Nonprofits’ and Philanthropy’s Full Potential” is made possible through the support of Healthy Places by Design. Learn more about Healthy Places by Design here.