Vu is a writer, speaker, vegan, Pisces, and the Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps—a nonprofit in Seattle that fosters social justice by developing leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by communities of color, and fostering collaboration between diverse communities.
Vu’s passion to make the world better (combined with a low score on the Law School Admission Test) drove him into the field of nonprofit work, where he learned that we should take the work seriously, but not ourselves. There’s tons of humor in the nonprofit world, and someone needs to document it. He is going to do that, with the hope that one day, a TV producer will see how cool and interesting our field is, and make a primetime show about nonprofit work—featuring attractive actors attending strategic planning meetings and filing 990 tax forms.
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. In his free time, Vu watches way too much TV (Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, 30Rock, Arrested Development, The Golden Girls), and spends time with his spouse and kids during the commercial breaks.