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2021 Frederick Nonprofit Summit Speaker

Frederick is honored to welcome Vu Le, nationally recognized blogger with his newest blog, NonprofitAF.

NonprofitAF candidly examines the joys and frustrations of the nonprofit sector, challenges established norms, and provokes discussions. 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. He is a writer, speaker, blogger, and former executive director of Rainier Valley Corps, a nonprofit in Seattle that promotes social justice. His talk will stretch your current thinking and bring a different perspective to nonprofit management and governance. Vu finds truth in jest and allows participants to laugh with him while learning.

2021 Frederick Nonprofit Summit Schedule

Thursday, April 8, 2021



Vu Le Keynote

Presented By: Ausherman Family Foundation and Delaplaine Foundation Inc.

Vu Le’s talk will stretch current practices in the nonprofit sector and explore how to move toward the future.


Lunch Break

There are several options available for lunch. Choose your own path!

Mix It Up! – Choose your own path! Take a quick walk, show off your trivia skills with DJ Lee and pop in a breakout room!

Lunch On Your Own – Take a break from the fun. Relax, get in a good stretch, and enjoy some lunch

Hang Out with DJ Lee – DJ Lee will keep the main Zoom open with plenty of trivia, Name That Tune, and fun music. Grab a bite to eat and show off your trivia skills!

Breakout Rooms – Optional breakout rooms with a variety of topics open 12:15 – 12:45 pm.

    1. Nonprofit Matchmaking: Open Networking for Collaboration and Partnership Discussions
    2. Funder Feedback: I Wish Funders Would…
    3. Self Care Tips and Tricks: What a Year at Home Has Taught Us
    4. Time Management Tips and Tricks: The Best of Scheduling, Productivity, and To-Do List Maintenance
    5. Whatcha Watchin’?: Best of TV & Movies
    6. Whatcha Reading?: Best Books You’ve Read Lately
    7. What’s Cooking?: Best Recipes Ever
    8. Home Sweet Frederick Home: Favorite Local Spots in Frederick County
    9. Take Me Away: What’s Your Dream Vacation?
    10. How Nonprofit Managers Can Support Their Organization’s Recovery from the COVID Pandemic
    11. What’s Not to Love? An Open conversation about Nonprofits, Leadership, and Life.
    12. Big Wins, Small Wins: Celebrating Victories with Staff and Volunteers

Afternoon Panelist Session

A diverse group of panelists will take a deeper dive into equity, governance, and leadership.




2021 Frederick Nonprofit Summit Pricing



$ 35

Vu Le Keynote + Afternoon Panel

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2021 Frederick Nonprofit Summit Location

The 2021 Frederick Nonprofit Summit will be held virtually via Zoom! Stay tuned for details.

2021 Registration is Open

Questions or comments?

For questions about the Summit, please contact committee member, Jen Specht by email or call 301-620-4452.

For ticketing information, please direct all questions to the Weinberg Center for the Arts’ Box Office Manager, JEF CLIBER by email or call 301-600-2835.