Knight Breakfast, Board Meeting and Cocktail Reception
 

August 17th, 2016
HILTON HOTEL, AKRON OHIO, PORTAGE COUNTRY CLUB, AKRON OHIO
DAN DELIVERED HIS UNCHARITABLE TALK TO A SOLD-OUT AUDIENCE OF 550, DID A Q&A SESSION WITH THE BOARD AND ANSWERED COMMUNITY QUESTIONS AT THE COCKTAIL RECEPTION. 

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“Having Dan come to Akron and inspire our leaders and community with his message was exactly what our organization needed to continue on our journey to make lasting systematic change in Summit County, he is the catalyst for us to dream big and be bold.” - Jim Mullen, CEO, United Way of Summit County

Honored to attend @UnitedWaySummit's #knightbreakfast with nonprofit @TowpathTrail. @danpallotta was thought-provoking, funny, awesome - Nate Eppink via Twitter

Amazing talk from @danpallotta at the @UnitedWaySummit #KnightBreakfast - Leslie Genovese via Twitter

 

My favorite talks are the ones I give to organizations that I can tell are dead serious about change - about changing their communities and about changing themselves in order to be able to change their communities. And I notice that donors and board members recognize that kind of leadership in an organization too, and it changes their motivations and willingness to give and give big. I was so inspired by what I saw in Summit County. The United way there, under Jim Mullen's leadership, is taking the organization from a focus on how much they raise each year, to what kind of community they want to live in, what it's going to take to get there, and what progress they are making toward that journey each year. I left there so inspired. I encourage you to check out what they're doing.