You sit in your lawn chair selling the $2-dollar paper, making your one-minute pitch about why I should support you in your work. I purchase a wet paper and leave your bundled up face in the rain, wondering if you know that you are not indebted to me or […]
A few months ago, RVC had a karaoke throwdown with Social Justice Fund Northwest, initiated by our Capacity Building Coach Uma Rao. About 20 of us—staff and board members from each organization—packed into a small dark room, and we cranked out various songs. I suck at Karaoke, but I […]
Creatives, including visual artists, musicians, graphic designers, dancers, and more, young and old, spend years, decades, and/or lifetimes perfecting their craft. Their work is beautiful, entertaining, inspiring, and most of all, a unique reflection of humanity. Unfortunately, the majority of artists live gig to gig. This is especially true […]
Blame Barack Obama for my nonprofit career. His first run for presidency during my college years transformed me into a political junkie fixated on hope. Examining his life path convinced me that activism and community organizing were the keys to making social change. Obama’s first campaign coincided with the […]
Does Starfleet provide a model the nonprofit sector should Boldly Go toward? Vu Le is a believer in strategic federated support of our individual starships.