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MVNC Presents: Uncharitable. Special film screening and conversation with author and nonprofit leader Dan Pallotta

  • 9 Jul 2023
  • 7:30 PM
  • MV Film Center, Vineyard Haven

Tickets via Eventbrite here. 

Join MVNC and other Island nonprofit leaders for this unique documentary screening and conversation.

A radically new way to empower nonprofits to change the world...

On July 9th, Martha's Vineyard Nonprofit Collaborative (MVNC) will be hosting a one-time-only screening of Uncharitable at the Martha's Vineyard Film Center followed by Q&A with Dan Pallotta himself. Too many nonprofits, Dan says, are rewarded for how little they spend -- not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for their big goals and big accomplishments (even if that comes with big expenses). 

Tickets via Eventbrite here.

About MVNC:

The Martha's Vineyard Nonprofit Collaborative (MVNC) is the only organization on the Island that seeks to strengthen its 295 registered nonprofits, a community network that is vital to preserving and sustaining the Vineyard that we cherish. MVNC does this by offering workshops, forums, and other programs on the principles of good governance, board development, leadership, collaboration, and fundraising. It also brings together and advocates for the nonprofit community to tackle issues that affect the Island at large. Learn more and support our work:

About Uncharitable:

Uncharitable is a movie about liberating the nonprofit sector to pursue its true power to create change. We have historically suffocated the nonprofit sector with old prejudices about keeping salaries and costs low without considering what outcomes are being created from those expenditures.

These outdated attitudes prevent nonprofits from realizing their true potential to fulfill their mission and thus change the world. Based on the book and widely viewed TEDTalk by Dan Pallotta, the film hopes to be a turning point in the limited and restrictive ways society, the media, government and the general public view charity and seen as merely a gesture to being seen as a significant way to solve many of the world’s biggest and most persistent problems.

About Dan Pallotta:

Dan invented the multi-day charitable event industry. He created the Breast Cancer 3-Day walks and the multi-day AIDS Rides, which raised in excess of half a billion dollars in nine years and were the subject of one of the first Harvard Business School case studies on social enterprise. The model and methods he created are now employed by dozens of charities and have raised in excess of $1.5 billion more for important causes from pediatric leukemia to AIDS to suicide prevention and many others. Dan's iconic 2013 TED Talk, "The Way We Think About Charity Is Dead Wrong", has been viewed more than 4.8 million times, and has been ranked one of the 100 most-persuasive TED Talks of all time.

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