Dan Pallotta – Charity Reimagined Special Event

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Join us for an unprecedented evening that highlights the intersection of philanthropy, innovation, and the nonprofit sector. Dan Pallotta, an activist and fundraiser renowned for his groundbreaking TED Talk, brings to the stage a live discussion alongside the screening of “UnCharitable,” a feature-length documentary that delves into the challenges and transformative possibilities facing today’s nonprofits.

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Ticket proceeds benefit the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Fund.


About “UnCharitable”

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UnCharitable” shines a spotlight on the tumultuous journey of three of the United States’ most dynamic charities, which were dismantled, highlighting the need for systemic change in the nonprofit sector. Directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal and led by Dan Pallotta’s compelling narrative, this documentary unveils the restrictive chains that philanthropy bears, advocating for a revolutionary approach to giving.

Drawing from Pallotta’s influential book, the film is recognized as a potential manifesto for the nonprofit world. Through the personal and poignant stories of notable philanthropists like Steve Nardizzi, Dorri McWhorter, Scott Harrison, Edward Norton, and Darren Walker, “Uncharitable” weaves a narrative that urges a reevaluation of our giving strategies.

Watch the movie trailer here


Ticket Information:

  • Early Bird Pricing (March 18, 2024 – April 26, 2024): Take advantage of reduced ticket prices for a limited time. $85 for TVNPA members, $105 for non-members. Use code: TVNPA_uncharitable
  • Regular Pricing (April 27, 2024 – May 15, 2024): $100 for TVNPA members, $120 for non-members.
  • Group Sales Offer: Groups of 10 or more can enjoy a discount of $10 off per ticket. Use code: TVNPAgroup.

Act Now!

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to engage with Dan Pallotta live and be part of a conversation that could redefine the future of philanthropy and nonprofit effectiveness. Buy your tickets today and join us for a night of insightful dialogue, networking, and the chance to be part of a movement towards a more impactful approach to charitable giving.

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Special Accommodation Offers for Attendees:

We are delighted to announce exclusive accommodation deals for the Charity Reimagined: Dan Pallotta “UnCharitable” documentary event attendees. These offers provide a unique opportunity to enjoy comfortable and convenient stays at premier hotels in Livermore, with special rates exclusively for our guests. Experience luxury, comfort, and exceptional service at reduced rates, ensuring your visit is memorable and affordable.

Courtyard by Marriott Livermore
Immerse yourself in the comfort and elegance at the Livermore Courtyard by Marriott, where we’ve secured a limited number of rooms at a special discounted rate. For the night of May 15th, attendees can avail of our standard king or double queen rooms at an exclusive price of $209 per night, a significant savings from the standard rate of $249.
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Wyndham Hotels Hawthorne Extended Suites
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Secure Your Accommodation Today: These exclusive offers are available for a limited time and subject to availability. We encourage you to book early to secure your stay at these premier locations at a special rate. Experience the perfect blend of comfort, convenience, and affordability while Charity Reimagined. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any inquiries or further assistance with your booking.


Sponsorship Opportunities:

Sponsorship opportunities are still available! If you or your organization would like to support bringing this impactful film and its creator to the Bay Area, click here for sponsorship details. This is an excellent way to demonstrate your support for innovative and sustainable change within the nonprofit sector.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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About our Speaker:

Dan Pallotta is an activist, humanitarian, author, and builder of movements. He is a pioneer in the national effort to transform the way our culture evaluates the character and impact of nonprofit organizations. His iconic TED Talk on philanthropy has been viewed more than five million times. It is the 16th most-commented TED talks of all time. It has been translated into 27 languages and continues to be viewed over 1,000 times a day by people all over the world. His 2016 TED talk on being has been viewed more than 2 million times. He is one of the 100 most-viewed TED speakers of all time.

He is a founding thought partner for TED’s Audacious Project, which has raised nearly $1 billion for disruptive entrepreneurial social initiatives across a variety of issues.

He invented the multi- day charitable event industry. He created the Breast Cancer 3- Day walks and the multi-day AIDS Rides long-distance cycling journeys, which raised in excess of half a billion dollars in nine years and were the subject of a Harvard Business School case study. The model and methods he created are now employed by dozens of charities and have raised in excess of $1.5 billion more for important causes from pediatric leukemia to AIDS to suicide prevention and many others.

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.” His newest book is, “The Everyday Philanthropist: A Better Way to Make a Better World,” a field guide for the average person who wants their life to matter. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has described his approach as “An Apollo program for American philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.”

Dan has written over one hundred articles for the Harvard Business Review online.

He is the founder and President of the Charity Defense Council, which is dedicated to transforming the way the public evaluates charities. He is the founder and President of Add Humanity, a message and movement- building consultancy that helps super innovative humanitarian organizations dream and grow.

Dan has given over four hundred talks on philanthropy and innovation in thirty-eight states and ten countries.

He is a William J. Clinton Distinguished Lecturer, and has spoken at Stanford, Wharton, Harvard Business School, Harvard’s Hauser Center for Nonprofits, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Brown, the United Nations, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Council on Foundations, and the Gates Foundation, among others.

He has been an elected member of the School Committees in both Topsfield and Melrose, Massachusetts. He is a recipient of the Liberty Hill Foundation Creative Vision award, the Triangle Humanitarian of the Year award, and the Albany State University International Citizen of the Year award.

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