“You can’t have a dream for the world if you don’t have a dream for yourself.”

Dan Pallotta is A Person You Should Know.

Josh Spector
Jun 13, 2016 · 1 min read

Humanitarian Activist. Author, Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential.

Believes the way we think about charity is dead wrong and that too many charities are rewarded for how little they spend as opposed to what they get done. (video)

Suggests nonprofits would benefit from merging together to form one more efficient and effective entity.

“Change charity, and charity can change the world.”

Thinks our inability to be real with each other is what gives rise to many of the problems we’re trying to solve. (video)

Believes too often people use clever language as a way to avoid committing to things.

“You can’t have a dream for the world if you don’t have a dream for yourself.”

Suggests working for a charity isn’t the only way to change the world and points out that your tax-status shouldn’t define your contribution to the world.

Thinks fearlessness is a myth and that people who do great things are often consumed with fear. (video)

Connect with Dan: WebsiteTwitter


    Josh Spector

    Written by

    I run the For The Interested newsletter and help clients use social media and newsletters to grow and activate audiences. ForTheInterested.com/subscribe

    Welcome to a place where words matter. On Medium, smart voices and original ideas take center stage - with no ads in sight. Watch
    Follow all the topics you care about, and we’ll deliver the best stories for you to your homepage and inbox. Explore
    Get unlimited access to the best stories on Medium — and support writers while you’re at it. Just $5/month. Upgrade