Date and Time: Monday, January 26th, 2009, 2-3pm
Location: Hauser Center Conference Room
Event: Uncharitable: How Restraints On Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential
A discussion with the author Dan Pallotta
Description: Pallotta is a professional fund-raiser and author of a new book, Uncharitable, which argues that charities should be empowered to more fully use market incentives to raise money and attract talent, among other things.
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“Dan Pallotta has written the clearest and most articulate critique I have read of the system of values that our charities and other nonprofit organizations are supposed to follow. He explains in graphic detail how these values undercut what charities are trying to do and prevent them from accomplishing all that they might. Not everyone may agree with his position, but the nonprofit world will surely benefit from a vigorous discussion of his arguments.”
—Derek Bok, Former President of Harvard University
Dan Pallotta founded Pallotta Team-Works, the company that invented the AIDS Rides and Breast Cancer 3-Day events, which raised over half a billion dollars and netted $305 million in nine years—more money, raised more quickly for these causes than any known private event operation in history. 182,000 people participated in the events. The company had more than 350 full-time employees in sixteen U.S. offices, was the subject of a Harvard Business School case study, and fundamentally re-invented the paradigm for special event fundraising in America.
See an interview with Dan Pallotta on Reason TV