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2020 Virtual Bay Area Philanthropy Holiday Party

Thursday, December 10, 2020 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm PST
Zoom Meeting
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Join us for a Bay Area Philanthropy Holiday Party that will be like no other, as we take it virtually! 2020 may have been full of hardships, but it also offered constant reminders of the importance, power, and joy that comes from being in a community, even if every interaction we have is behind a screen.

We know that people come to the party to mingle with old and new colleagues alike, so in an effort to re-create this experience, we will host fun “table conversations” that will take the form of multiple break-out rooms. We will also hear a few words from NCG’s new President & CEO, Dwayne Marsh, and close-out with a lively conversation with special guest, Vu Le, Author, Nonprofit AF blog

Special Guest

Vu Le (“voo lay”) is a writer, speaker, vegan, Pisces, and the former Executive Director of RVC, a nonprofit in Seattle that promotes 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 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, formerly


  • 4:00 Welcome!
  • 4:10 Networking rooms
  • 4:30 Remarks and introductions
  • 4:40 Dwayne Marsh and Vu in conversation
  • 4:57 Thank you and closing

Breakout Room Topics

You will be able to choose your breakout room and bounce around to enjoy other conversations! You can join as many as you'd like.

  • Favorite holiday tradition
  • Hopes for 2021
  • Parenting hacks while WFH
  • Yoga
  • New Year Resolutions
  • Tell us a joke!
  • Favorite holiday meal and cocktails
  • Best thing I watched this year
  • Introverts Unite
  • Favorite family recipes
  • Best thing about 2020
  • What are you baking?
  • WFH fashion
  • What are you reading?
  • Dance party
  • Favorite hikes
  • Worse thing that happened to me on zoom
  • Self-care in 2020

Target Audience

This event is open to NCG and affinity partner members.

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