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Monday, January 28, 2019: Sonoma Speaker Series Presents 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 4.5 million times, and is one of the 20 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.

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 latest book is, “Charity Case: How the Nonprofit Community Can Stand Up for Itself and Really Change the World.” Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. described it as, “an Apollo program for American philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.”

Dan is the founder and President of the Charity Defense Council, which is dedicated to transforming the way the public evaluates charities. He has given hundreds of talks on philanthropy and innovation in the United States and around the world. 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.

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.

If you are working for a non-profit, sit on the board of a non-profit, or donate to a non-profit - this is a speaker YOU NEED TO HEAR!!

Monday, Jan. 28th, 2019 from 7-8:30pm

Hanna Boys Center (17000 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476)

The VIP portion of this Sonoma Speaker Series is sponsored by a collection of Sonoma Valley nonprofit organizations and local foundations. Therefore, only General Admission tickets are available to the public. 

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