Dan Pallotta: The dream we haven't dared to dream
Dan Pallotta - Author, speaker, reformer
We dream boldly in the dimension of our doing, but set the bar no higher than stability in our emotional lives. It’s time to dream in multiple dimensions at the same time, says AIDSRide Founder Dan Pallotta. He aims to transform the way society thinks about giving, and being. Full bio
onto the surface of the Moon.
anything like it since.
are necessary for great achievement:
lessons of Apollo.
"moonshot" its meaning.
of political leaders
on the scale of Apollo again.
of LA and Stonewall
was really dangerous,
lit up in rainbow colors,
citizens' right to marry.
I could never have imagined
about the Supreme Court ruling.
of drag queens and astronauts.
about the need for us to dream
that I didn't know when I was 8,
that the rainbow colors over.
Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs,
bouncing on the Moon
and depression on Earth.
that separates us from ourselves?"
that so often separates us from our love?
about wars among saints
of contemporary violence
most easily succumbs:
neutralizes our work for peace.
inner capacity for peace."
these compartmentalized fixations
for our lives right now.
for some future humanity
human beings sitting next to us
of progress, we say.
in your family life.
in both dimensions at the same time.
much higher than stability
for talking to one another
and understand one another
is through the roof,
and our future are mutually exclusive,
we have to surrender
on a circuit can be doubled and doubled,
and humanity and serenity and love
of more work-life balance.
more time with my kids at home
while I'm doing it?
a tool for improving productivity.
an audacious authenticity
to remove our masks and be real.
to be with one another,
that gives rise to so many
trying to solve in the first place,
to economic inhumanity.
called an Epoch B,
as excited about and curious about
the development of our humanity
of our technology.
we don't really understand it.
when we didn't understand space.
to technology and activism.
of being stuck in a comfort zone.
unimaginable technological achievement.
of our being itself
of our imagination.
to see who can help me with my dream,
one another's humanity.
I have an idea for saving the world.
I had this beautiful company
for heroic civic engagement.
outrageously with kindness.
set up their tents."
the dinner line is going to get longer."
a flat tire on the AIDS ride,
were so many people there asking you
for tens of thousands of people,
they wish the world could always be.
with creating that kind of world
and asking them, "What do you do?"
Tend to Each other's Dreams.
a tree house with my kid."
to the person everybody wants to meet,
to grab a cup of coffee.
to fulfill our true potential,
without ever having the chance.
that deep, existential fear in one another
because we know
is to live with that fear.
in multiple dimensions simultaneously,
all of the wondrous things
the unbelievable things we could be.
that we have dreams there, too.
About the speaker:Dan Pallotta - Author, speaker, reformer
We dream boldly in the dimension of our doing, but set the bar no higher than stability in our emotional lives. It’s time to dream in multiple dimensions at the same time, says AIDSRide Founder Dan Pallotta. He aims to transform the way society thinks about giving, and being.
Why you should listen
"The nonprofit sector is critical to our dream of changing the world. Yet there is no greater injustice than the double standard that exists between the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. One gets to feast on marketing, risk-taking, capital and financial incentive, the other is sentenced to begging,” Dan Pallotta says in discussing his book Charity Case. This economic starvation of our nonprofits is why he believes we are not moving the needle on great social problems. “My goal … is to fundamentally transform the way the public thinks about charity within 10 years.”
Pallotta is best known for creating the multi-day charitable event industry, and a new generation of philanthropists with the AIDS Rides and Breast Cancer 3-Day events, which raised $582 million in nine years. He is president of Advertising for Humanity, which helps foundations and philanthropists transform the growth potential of their favorite grantees. He is also the founder and President of the Charity Defense Council .
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