NODE: Empowering AAPI Change Makers

The mission of Node is to connect and educate Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) non-profit leaders and community organizers through digital platforms including LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and email, and our Node Institute, a relationship, fundraising, and education accelerator.

We exist to unify and advance our community by better connecting our community leaders and then empowering them with innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.

Node Digital Network

In 2021, Node reached over 38,000 people via webinars, educational social media posts, emails, and podcasts in over 30 states. Speakers included:

  • Bing Chen – Co-Founder of Gold House
  • Bryan Pham & Maggie Chui – Co-Founders of Asian Hustle Network and more!

Node Institute members consist of organizations from across the nation:

  • Cambodian Community Association of Maine and the Maine Immigrants’ Rights Coalition
  • Boat People S.O.S., Inc.
  • Kundiman, Inc
  • Xīn Shēng | 心声 Project
  • Asian Media Access, Inc.
  • Center for Asian Americans United For Self Empowerment
  • Asian American Women’s Political Initiative (AAWPI)
  • Austin Asian American Film Festival
  • Kua’aina Ulu Auamo
  • North Carolina Asian Americans Together
  • The Legal Clinic- “Justice For Our Neighbors-Hawai‘i”
  • UTOPIA (United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliance) Washington
  • Asian Creative Network
  • They Can’t Burn Us All
  • ACE NextGen
  • Laotian American National Alliance

Node Institute

Node Institute is an AAPI accelerator for community leaders with a focus on relationship building, knowledge sharing, education, and opportunities to pitch to sponsors. The mission is to accelerate the success of the next generation AAPI community by empowering AAPI community leaders with the tools, connections, and funding to further their missions.


  • Build a network of relationships with professionals and business owners
  • Share knowledge of craft and best practices across the industries
  • Acquire resources and tools to better your business
  • Coaching on pitching and fundraising

Ideal Candidates

  • AAPI Nonprofit/causes under 3-5 years old working to accelerate the AAPI success around politics, entertainment, community, small business/entrepreneurship, social causes, and/or corporate.

Accelerator Program


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