Vu Le, Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps, a nonprofit in Seattle with the mission of developing and supporting leaders of color to strengthen the capacity of communities-of-color-led nonprofits and foster collaboration between diverse communities to effect systemic change. Vu is a well-known speaker and creator of the weekly blog, Nonprofit AF (formerly Nonprofit With Balls). He also hosts the Facebook Group, Nonprofit Happy Hour that enjoys over 24,000 members.
Joan Garry, a national nonprofit consultant and Huffington Post writer, where she’s developed the reputation as The Dear Abby of Nonprofits. Joan authored the book, Guide to Nonprofit Leadership that debuted in March 2017, and helps produce NBC’s Give, the first network television show about philanthropy and nonprofits. Joan served as executive director of the national advocacy organization, GLAAD.
Maria Teresa Kumar is the founding President and CEO of Voto Latino, and an Emmy-nominated contributor with MSNBC. She is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and in 2013, Elle named her one of the 10 most influential women in Washington, DC. A dynamic community leader, Maria Teresa was named by Hispanic Business among the 100 most influential Latinos in America. Fast Company called Maria Teresa one of the top 100 Creative Minds for her work at Voto Latino, using technology, celebrity voices, media and youth to empower a generation of young voters. Under her leadership, Voto Latino has become a key factor in national elections by directly registering over a quarter million voters and influencing millions more through viral, celebrity-driven campaigns.