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Unicorns Unite, a conversation with Vu Le

May 15, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us for a conversation with international guest speaker Vu Le, a nonprofit hero and author of the popular blog “Nonprofit AF”( formerly NonprofitwithBalls.org).


Philanthropy New Zealand and FINZ invite the nonprofit community (unicorns*)  to hear Vu’s insights into the fresh trends in nonprofit land, the universal joys and pains we all experience, and some truth-telling on the often dysfunctional relationship between foundations and nonprofits. Vu’s passion to make the world better drove him into the nonprofit field, where he learned that we should take the work seriously, but not ourselves.

Vu will also be a keynote speaker at the Philanthropy New Zealand Summit, May 15-17.

*Vu defines non-profit workers as unicorns – persistent, visionary, and dedicated non-profit or foundation professionals who shine with brilliance and practice humility.



  • PNZ and FINZ members $69
  • Non-members $99

Light refreshments will be served after this talk.

Tickets can be purchased via the FINZ website here


About Vu

Blogger at Nonprofit AF / Executive Director at Rainer Valley Corps

Vu Le (“voo-lay”) of NonprofitAF.com is known for his blog that mixes pop culture, pictures of baby animals and laugh-your-pants off humour, alongside candid insight into the current state of not-for-profits and relationships with funders.

Vu is the exceptionally popular author and blogger behind nonprofitaf.com and Executive Director of Seattle-based nonprofit Rainier Valley Corps, which works to bring more leaders of colour into nonprofit work.  Vu champions equity, leads organisations, writes grant proposals, and makes us all LOL when he speaks and writes the truth about the quirky nonprofit sector.

During the day, Vu is also the executive director of Seattle-based not-for-profit Rainier Valley Corps that promotes social justice by cultivating leaders of colour and strengthening organisations led by communities of colour.

Don’t miss your chance to take part in this insightful and thought-provoking talk!



May 15, 2019
9:30 am - 11:30 am


Te Papa
55 Cable St
Wellington, New Zealand


Philanthropy New Zealand
Fundraising Institute of New Zealand