This week on #grantchat Vu Le is leading us in a discussion on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Grant Applications.
Vu Le (“voo lay”) is a writer, speaker, vegan, Pisces, and 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 for making 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 NonprofitAF.com, formerly nonprofitwithballs.com.
Q1: What elements of a grant proposal must be examined through an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion lens? #grantchat
Q2: How can funders increase equity in the grant application process? #grantchat
Q3: How do you ensure there’s community input in your program planning? #grantchat
Q4: What can you do to make sure community partnerships are equitable? #grantchat
Q5: How are equity, diversity, and inclusion reflected in your budget? #grantchat
Q6: How do you create a work plan or timeline that allows for equity, diversity, and inclusion? #grantchat
Q7: How are equity, diversity, and inclusion reflected in your data? #grantchat
Q8: How do you make equity, diversity, and inclusion a priority in staff hiring? #grantchat
Q9: What experts on equity, diversity, and inclusion do you recommend following? #grantchat
Q10: What nonprofits around the country are winning the fight for equity, diversity, and inclusion? #grantchat