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Community Conversations: An Evening with Dan Pallotta

  • Goodwill Opportunity Campus 5301 Wilkinson Boulevard Charlotte, NC, 28208 United States (map)

We have an exciting conversation that will inform, inspire and engage the community in new ways. As we seek ways to collaborate to introduce fresh approaches to solving issues of poverty, economic stagnation, and hopelessness, Community Conversations will ignite disruptive conversations that energize, challenge and lead to big Ideas for positive change.

Dan Pallotta is a builder of movements. He invested the multi-day charitable event industry. He created Breast Cancer 3-Day walks and the multi-day AIDS Rides, which raised in excess of half a billion dollars in nine years and were the subject of a Harvard Business School case study.

He is the author of “Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential,” the best-selling title in the history of Tufts University Press. The Stanford Social Innovation Review said that the book, “deserves to become the nonprofit sector’s new manifesto,” and which contributed to a new conversation about economic freedom for the humanitarian sector. His newest book is, “Charity Case: How the Nonprofit Community Can Stand Up for Itself and Really Change the World.”

He is the founder and President of the Charity Defense Council, a national leadership movement dedicated to transforming the way the donating public thinks about charity and change, and founder of and President of Advertising for Humanity, an idea agency dedicated to growing high-impact humanitarian organizations.

His iconic TED 2013 Talk has viewed more than 4.1 million times. It is one of the 100 most-viewed TED Talks of all time.

Dan has been written about in feature and cover stories in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Los Angeles Time, Washington Post, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and has appeared on The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, American Public Media’s Marketplace, and on numerous NPR stations, among others.