Keynote Speakers

Tamika ButlerTamika Butler serves as the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, a non-profit organization that addresses social and racial equity, and wellness, by building parks and gardens in park-poor communities across greater Los Angeles. Tamika has a diverse background in law, community organizing, communications, and nonprofit leadership. Recently, she was the Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition. Prior to leading LACBC, Tamika was the Director of Social Change Strategies at Liberty Hill Foundation, and worked at Young Invincibles as the California Director. She transitioned to policy work after litigating for three years as a public interest employment lawyer at Legal Aid at Work (previously Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center).

Vu LeVu 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 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. 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

Speakers and Panelists

Natalia AbramsNatalia Abrams, Executive Director, Student Debt Crisis (SDC)


Nancy BerlinNancy Berlin, Policy Director, CalNonprofits


Liz BluesteinLiz Bluestein, Vice President, Public Counsel


John DobardJohn Dobard, Associate Director of Political Voice, Advancement Project California


Christina DragonettiChristina Dragonetti, Nonprofit Student Debt Project Manager, CalNonprofits


Efrain EscobedoEfrain Escobedo, Vice President, Education & Immigration, California Community Foundation


Jennifer FearingJennifer Fearing, CalNonprofits Sacramento Advocate


Ditas KatagueDitas Katague, Director of the California Complete Count – Census 2020


Jan MasaokaJan Masaoka, CEO, CalNonprofits


Shane GoldsmithShane Murphy Goldsmith, President/CEO, Liberty Hill Foundation


Perla NiPerla Ni, CEO, GreatNonprofits


Gene TakagiGene Takagi, NEO Law Group and author, Nonprofit Law Blog


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