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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

Click here for a complete list of breakout groups and activities.


Afternoon Panelist Session with Vu Le*

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

*Note: Open to Frederick-area nonprofits (Staff, Leadership, Board, Volunteers) and AFP Western MD Members only.


Nonprofit Happy Hour

Wrap up the day with a happy hour inspired by Vu Le’s infamous “Get a BEER* and Undo Nonprofit Power Dynamics Day.” Enjoy beer, wine, hor’doeuvres, and more. Cheers!

BEER stands for “Beverage to Enhance Equity in Relationships.” Learn more about the event here!

Open to all attendees and nonprofit organizations represented at the Summit. We want to celebrate and thank you for all of your hard work, even if you weren’t able to attend!

2021 Frederick Nonprofit Summit Pricing



$ 35

Vu Le Keynote + Afternoon Panel

  • Note: Open to Frederick Area Nonprofits & AFP Western MD Members Only
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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 by emailing JEF CLIBER or call 301-600-2835.