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Author and TED speaker Dan Pallotta to lead Board Training Seminar in November – Tickets and early registration prices now available

Author and TED speaker Dan Pallotta to lead Board Training Seminar in November – Tickets and early registration prices now available

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation will bring nationally renowned author and TED talk speaker Dan Pallotta to town on Saturday, November 3 for a one-day Board training seminar for nonprofit board members and their staff leaders.

Designed specifically for nonprofit boards, The Bolder Board Training℠ teaches how to work with CEOs to create possibilities for impact.

“This is not a traditional training on governance and finance,” said Sarah Owen, president and CEO of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation.  “This one-day event will be an immersion in possibility and aspiration that positively disrupts traditional ways of thinking. It is part lecture, part workshop.”

Owen added that organizations are encouraged to bring as many of their board members as possible. The training can also serve as a powerful first day to a board retreat.

The Bolder Board Training℠ will be held at the Community Foundation’s new Collaboratory located at 2031 Jackson Street in downtown Fort Myers. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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. Pallotta’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.

“Early Adopter” advance tickets are now on sale for $99 at Tables of eight are also available and allow for nonprofits to be seated with their fellow board members. Seating is limited and the event is expected to sell out.

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 $5.4 million in grants and programs to the community. With assets of $115 million, it has provided more than $71 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. Currently, the Southwest Florida Community Foundation’s regional headquarters are located off College Parkway in South Fort Myers, with satellite offices located on Sanibel Island, in LaBelle (Hendry County) and downtown Fort Myers. For more information, call 239-274-5900 or visit





Carolyn Rogers
Carolyn Rogers