Compact Nation Podcast: Season 2 Episode 6

Cultural Competency and Community-Centric Fundraising Meets the Golden Girls: In our sixth episode of the second season, Co-Host J.R. Jamison sat down with Vu Le, Founder and lead writer of Nonprofit AF (formerly Nonprofit with Balls), to discuss cultural competency and nonprofits and how the field can better support college students preparing for careers in the nonprofit world. Also in this episode we discuss donor-centric fundraising vs. community-centric, and we reveal our Golden Girls personalities. Is Andrew Stanley? Emily Blanche? J.R. Rose? Listen now to find out, and weigh in on the conversation online using #CompactNationPod.


Meet the Guest

Vu Le is the Founder and lead writer of the Nonprofit AF blog (formerly Nonprofit with Balls) and he also serves as the Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps, 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

Your Hosts

Andrew-150x150Andrew Seligsohn

Andrew Seligsohn is the current president of Campus Compact, and a #CompactNationPod co-host.

hssept2011-009_2608523Emily J. Shields 

Emily Shields is the current Iowa Campus Compact executive director, and a #CompactNationPod co-host.

J.R.-headshot-3-copy-283x300J.R. Jamison

J.R. Jamison is the current Indiana Campus Compact executive director, and a #CompactNationPod co-host.

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