24 Nov Author and TED speaker Dan Pallotta leads Board Training Seminar at Collaboratory
The Southwest Florida Community Foundation brought nationally renowned author and TED talk speaker Dan Pallotta to town on Saturday, November 3 for a one-day board training seminar for 120 leaders and their board members from 32 nonprofits.
Designed specifically for nonprofit boards, The Bolder Board Training℠ taught how to work with CEOs to create possibilities for impact.
The Bolder Board Training℠ marked the first public event to be held at the Community Foundation’s new Collaboratory located at 2031 Jackson Street in downtown Fort Myers. The event was so successful the Community Foundation says they plan to bring Pallotta back next November.
Pallotta is an American entrepreneur, author and humanitarian activist who invented the multi-day charitable event industry with the AIDSRides and Breast Cancer 3-Days, which raised over half a billion dollars in nine years and were the subject of one of the first Harvard Business School case studies on social enterprise. His 2013 TED talk on philanthropy is one of the 100 most-viewed TED talks of all time. Pollotta’s book Uncharitable is the best-selling title in the history of Tufts University Press. He is also a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review online and is widely credited with changing the national conversation about impact and overhead in charity in America.
About the Southwest Florida Community Foundation
The Southwest Florida Community Foundation, founded in 1976, cultivates regional change for the common good through collective leadership, social innovation and philanthropy to address the evolving community needs in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The Foundation partners with individuals, families and corporations who have created more than 400 philanthropic funds. Thanks to them, the Foundation invested $6.3 million in grants and programs to the community. With assets of more than $126 million, it has provided $79.9 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves since inception. The Foundation is the backbone organization for the regional FutureMakers Coalition and Lee County’s Sustainability Plan. The Southwest Florida Community Foundation’s regional headquarters are now located in the historic ACL Train Depot at Collaboratory in downtown Fort Myers, with satellite offices located on Sanibel Island, in LaBelle (Hendry County). For more information, call 239-274-5900 or visit www.floridacommunity.com