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Noted author and non-profit activist Dan Pallotta to provide keynote address at NICNE luncheon

07/08/2015 10:19 am

Pam Clark Reidenbach, Director, Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence at Rockford University: 815-226-2833
Rita Elliott, Director of Communications: 815-226-3374
Rockford, Ill., – The Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NICNE) at Rockford University welcomes noted author and non-profit activist Dan Pallotta as the key note speaker on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 for a special luncheon at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, 200 S. Bell School Rd, Rockford, 61108. The luncheon will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ticket sales open August 14 and reservations can made by visiting or by calling 815-394-4384.

Danpallotta-NICNEEvent-225x149Dan Pallotta will address topics covered in his best-selling book Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofit Undermine Their Potential. Uncharitable argues that the paradigm itself is the problem, and calls into question our fundamental canons about charity. His latest book is Charity Case: How the Nonprofit Community Can Stand Up for Itself and Really Change the World from Jossey-Bass. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. described it as “An Apollo program for American philanthropy and the nonprofit sector”.

He is the founder and Chief Humanity Officer of Advertising for Humanity, a full-service brand and inspiration agency for the humanitarian sector. He is also founder and President of the Charity Defense Council, a new national leadership movement dedicated to transforming the way the donating public thinks about charity and change. Pallotta is also a featured weekly contributor to the Harvard Business Review online and his TED Talk has been viewed more than 3.5 million times. It is one of the top 100 most-viewed TED Talks of all time.

Pallotta has 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, CNN, CNBC, American Public Media’s Marketplace, and on numerous NPR stations, among others.

Event sponsors include: Presenting Sponsor United Way of Rock River Valley; Presenting Sponsor Community Foundation of Northern Illinois; Wipfli.