Dan Pallotta – Charity Reimagined


Thank YOU!

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you who joined us for the special screening of the thought-provoking film, “UnCharitable,” followed by an insightful discussion with the esteemed Dan Pallotta. Your presence truly made the event a remarkable success.

The evening was not just about watching a film; it was an opportunity for us to come together and challenge the conventional wisdom about nonprofits and inspire a new way of thinking. Through “UnCharitable,” we delved into the complexities of the nonprofit sector, questioning the status quo and exploring innovative ideas that have the potential to redefine how we approach social change.

We hope that the film opened your minds to new perspectives and possibilities. More importantly, we hope it sparked a fire within you to take action and implement some of the transformative ideas discussed. Change begins with awareness, but it flourishes through action, and each one of you has the power to make a difference.

Watch the Film

For those who were unable to attend the screening, we are thrilled to announce that you can still experience the profound insights of “UnCharitable.” You now have the opportunity to rent the film and embark on your own journey of discovery.

Simply click here to rent the film and continue the conversation.

Once again, thank you for being a part of this enlightening experience. Together, let us strive to create a future where nonprofits thrive, and where innovation and impact go hand in hand.

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

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About Dan Pallotta:

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.