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This webinar originally aired on December 8th, 2016

Big change requires big thinking. Nonprofit sector guru and TED talk record breaker Dan Pallotta says that too many nonprofits are rewarded for how little they spend — not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for their big goals and big accomplishments (even if that comes with big expenses). Join this webinar to discover new ways of thinking about changing the world.

In this very special webinar, Pallotta will share insights from his book Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential with the Atlas Network audience. We encourage partners to invite their staff, leadership, and supporters to join this live webinar session. 

Pallotta invented the multi-day charitable event industry. He created the 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 one of the first Harvard Business School case studies on social enterprise. 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. In the last five years alone, Pallotta has given over 275 talks on philanthropy and innovation in 34 states and eight countries. He is a William J. Clinton Distinguished Lecturer, and has spoken twice at TED, and at and for Google, E-Bay, KPMG, UBS, Stanford, Wharton, Brown, Harvard Business School, Harvard’s Hauser Center for Nonprofits, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Council on Foundations, the Philanthropy Roundtable, the Gates Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, national and global conferences for United Way, Boys & Girls Clubs, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Children’s Miracle Network, and many others. Pallotta’s iconic TED2013 Talk has been viewed more than 3.9 million times. It is one of the 100 most viewed TED Talks of all time.

Pallotta 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 Charity Case: How the Nonprofit Community Can Stand Up for Itself and Really Change the World. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has described it as “an Apollo program for American philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.”
Pallotta 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. He is also the Chief Humanity officer for Advertising for Humanity, a bold agency of ideas committed to strengthening the fundraising power of some of America's most innovative humanitarian organizations.