Uncharitable has ratings and 52 reviews. Karen said: I feel very views, last activity. Dan Pallotta Speaking at USC 4/21/09, 1, 4, Apr 21, PM. talk#1 UNCHARITABLE THIS IS DAN’S FLAGSHIP TALK ABOUT HOW THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT CHARITY IS DEAD WRONG. the talk has been delivered. Daniel M. “Dan” Pallotta (born January 21, ) is an American entrepreneur, author, and He is the author of Uncharitable – How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential, the best-selling title in the history of Tufts University Press.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. A very long-winded critique of the limits and constraints placed upon non-profits by donors as well as the court of public opinion. Rich Barlow of the Boston Globe reviewed the book this morning click here to view. He and his co-chair, Mark Takano now a Congressman representing the 41st district in California recruited 39 ;allotta to make the journey.

Pallotta was born in Malden, Massachusettsa suburb of Boston, the oldest of four children. By not being able to run in the same obscenely wealthy social circles, they’re not able to lobby for the same kinds of funds they could if they were accepted into that crowd.

You could try to understand what it was about your methods that made your erstwhile partners dislike them. They’re extremely open to another way. My question is – if the solutions he came up with were so obvious and innovative, then when his company was forced to close its doors, there should have been countless imitators, regardless of the risks and bad press – indeed, he would have sparked a revolution in thinking about nonprofits. However, pallootta you got through that, I was surprise to read so many points that resonated with my work in the nonprofit sector.

His omission of other, less self-punishing religious traditions also ignores the “love thy neighbor” theme that led to the lower pay and lower resource use common in charity. Highly-recommended for any social entrepreneurs, like myself, who are committed to social change on a grand level. If you are familiar with the field, and feel uncgaritable that it is constrained, you will likely not get much out of the book other than a feeling that you should transfer to the private sector.

Jan 19, Jean rated it really liked it.

Nonprofits need to be able to invest in infrastructure and cultivating committed employees. Your email address will not be published. But too long winded and I found much of his solution to simply apply the principles to unfettered capitalism toward the non-profit sector very troublesome.


It discourages thought, inquiry, truth and possibility. Views Read Edit View history. Participants could go onto our website, or could get an annual report right at our events that disclosed our company’s fee for each event, dollars raised, dollars spent on marketing, dollars spent on logistics, and dollars netted after all expenses.

Not only must nonprofits be allowed to use the tools of commerce to thrive and accomplish their missions, Pallotta argues, but the public also needs to get over its mistaken and tenacious fixation on fundraising costs and overhead ratios.

He offers little detail and doesn’t address any of the obvious flaws in such a plan. At the age of 19 Pallotta placed second in a field of twelve candidates and became the second youngest member ever elected to the school board in his hometown of Melrose, Massachusetts.


He had only one interesting premise – that it should be possible for donors to see a return on investments in nonprofits. I was so put off by the writing and how misguided the author is, I recycled the book. A hindsight calculation puts that fee at about 4. May 01, Janelle rated it liked it.

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This book took me a while to get through. Jul 06, Eric rated it it was ok Shelves: The author came off as whiny and tantrum-y rather than as the harbinger of an important message about the problems with the current philanthropic system which are real.

Aug 05, Brian rated it did not like it Shelves: Not a great worldview if we want to eradicate poverty. I have worked in the nonprofit sector for several years and know first hand of the culture that he speaks of. I was so excited about the premise and even appreciated the historical background on giving to charity. As somebody who doesn’t enjoy 3-day walks or big galas, it was good for me to read about how successful these things can be, and to be reminded that charities are in the business of selling just as much as McDonald’s is.

Sep 01, Rowan rated it liked it. Pallotta creates a well researched and defended position on how success is hampered by risk-averse culture that often exists at charitable organizations. It’s mostly a rant about how unfairly the author was treated when his company, Pallotta TeamWorks, went out of business and how much worse off the world is without it.


His argument could be furthered ironically, considering his disdain for regulation and oversight by advocating for the implementation of some sort of federal oversight for compiling reliable data on the work of charity agencies and streamlining what kinds of figures they report. Pallotta describes how governmental and societal restrictions on nonprofits hamper their ability to make a difference on a large scale, all because of antiquated Puritanical values, of which most Brilliant treatise on how the tools of capitalism could be better used to make a difference in society if our misguided Puritanical values were set aside for new, modern values, allowing people – and organizations – who are committed to social change to make a living while working for social change.

It was just annoying, even if it was pallotga. It’s obvious that people are hungry for change in this whole arena, and even people from unchsritable the sector get the need to give charity the same operating freedoms we give to business. The very ethic we have cherished as the hallmark of our compassion is in fact what undermines it.

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But despite the massive new infusion of donations generated for these charities, Pallotta reports that the press focused on the costs the events incurred, including those of professional marketing and branding–its message was, Couldn’t that money have gone toward the cause instead? The author has six main points. The book is fairly repetitive — you might prefer to watch the Ted Talk.

Donors need to personally spend time with a nonprofit org; knowing the mission and values on the ground will give a better idea than any uncharutable report. Even that provides no guarantee that money won’t be wasted or used in ill-advised ways but it can certainly inform you in a way that a report can’t. Pallotta has some really interesting ideas, and I agree with most of what he says.