Dan Pallotta to Speak at Dallas Social Venture Partners Luncheon

What percentage of my donation goes to charity?” is a common question and one that the acclaimed Dan Pallotta believes is flawed. His opinions have created international debates, and soon Dan Pallotta will be speaking in Dallas on April 13.
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April 1, 2012 - PRLog -- “What percentage of my donation goes to charity?” is a common question and one that the acclaimed Dan Pallotta believes is flawed. He argues powerfully that nonprofits are weak, because they are restrained from using powerful tools such as competitive salaries, advertising, risk-taking, and profits to lure capital. He claims that there are two rule books; one for charity, and one for everything else. His opinions have created international debates, and soon Dan Pallotta will be speaking in Dallas.

Dallas Social Venture Partners’ Social Innovation Luncheon Series will host Dan Pallotta to discuss “Capitalism for Good” on Friday, April 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Tower Club at Thanksgiving Tower (1601 Elm Street, 48th Floor, Dallas 75201. Tickets are $50 each. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 972.386.7870 or visit www.DSVP.org.  Seating is limited for this soon-to-sell-out event.

Dan Pallotta, Author of Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential and Founder of the Charity Defense Council and Advertising for Humanity, is a pioneering social entrepreneur, inventor of fund-raisers like AIDSRides and Breast Cancer 3-Days, and expert in nonprofit sector innovation. His book has been acclaimed by The New York Times, The Economist, and The Stanford Social Innovation Review. Pallotta is a William J. Clinton distinguished lecturer and a regular contributor to The Harvard Business Review Online, where he writes about transforming the nonprofit paradigm.

“Mr. Pallotta argues powerfully that the aid world is stunted because groups are discouraged from using such standard business tools as advertising, risk-taking, competitive salaries and profits to lure capital.” Nicholas D. Kristof, The New York Times, 2008  

“Dan Pallotta has elevated the questions we need to be asking.” – Dr. David Ho, Time Magazine Man of the Year, 1997 and Director, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center

“Uncharitable is the most courageous and necessary of all of the recent books that have been written about philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.” – Bill Shore, Founder and Executive Director, Share Our Strength

DSVP’s Social Innovation Luncheon Series features renowned guest speakers to discuss how businesses, charities and the community can make the most impact through philanthropy. The 2012 luncheon series has already hosted David Wood, Director of the Initiative for Responsible Investments at Harvard University and Author of the “Handbook on Responsible Investment Across Asset Classes” and Lucy Bernholz, Author of “Disrupting Philanthropy: Technology & the Future of the Social Sector” and Founder of Blueprint Research & Design. A panel, featuring Susan Hoff of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Regina Nippert of the Center on Communities and Education at Simmons, Todd Williams of Commit!, and Danny Henley of the Zero-to-Five Funders’ Collaborative, will discuss “Collective Impact”  as featured in the Stanford Social Innovation Review on May 18.

DSVP’s Social Innovation Luncheon Series is made possible with the generous support of the following sponsors:  The Dallas Foundation (title sponsor); Dallas Business Journal (media sponsor); Boone Family Foundation; The Center on Communities & Education at the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development, Commit!, and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas (supporting sponsors).  Special thanks to Friedman Marketing and Public Relations.

About DSVP
Dallas Social Venture Partners is a membership organization of professionals, social entrepreneurs & funders who are committed to strengthening our community.  Our Partners leverage contributions of expertise and resources in order to build the capacity and sustainability of child- and education-focused programs through high-level strategic planning, technology, development and other governance consulting.  

Over the course of the relationship, our nonprofits grow exponentially, a clear demonstration of DSVP’s catalyzing effect for good.  The Children First Fund of North Texas supports organizations within DSVP’s charitable portfolio, including Dallas Community Lighthouse, PediPlace, Sci-Tech Discovery Center, Trinity River Mission, VMLC & Youth Village Resources of Dallas.  For additional information on “How DSVP Partners Do Good Better,” call 214-855-5520 or visit www.DSVP.org.

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