Speaker Series features nonprofit innovator
Monday January 28th 2019 -
The Sonoma Speaker Series continues on Jan. 28 in a conversation with Dan Pallotta.
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. 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.”
The event is on Monday, Jan. 28, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Hanna Boys Center, 17000 Arnold Dr., Sonoma. Tickets start at $35. Go to www.sonomaspeakerseries.com for tickets and more information.