TED Speaker Dan Pallotta to Deliver Closing Keynote at the 2017 Causecast +IMPACT East Conference

BURBANK, Calif., April 27, 2017 — Dan Pallotta, TED speaker, author and Chief Humanity Officer of Advertising for Humanity, will be a closing keynote speaker at the second annual +IMPACT East Conference, to be held May 15-16 in Washington, D.C. He will address themes from his book Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential.

Pallotta 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. Pallotta’s iconic TED 2013 Talk has been viewed more than 4 million times, making it one of the 100 most-viewed TED Talks of all time.

He has been written about in feature and cover stories in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and has appeared on The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, American Public Media’s Marketplace, the TED Radio Hour, the BBC’s Business Matters, and on numerous NPR stations, among others.

“We are thrilled to have a thought leader like Dan Pallotta join us this year,” said Laura Plato, President and COO of Causecast, the conference’s producer. “Dan is an example of leader who challenges us to rethink our assumptions about how we create and measure our impact.”

“I am inspired to be a part of the +IMPACT conference this year!” said Dan Pallotta. “The more we can collaborate and build capacity across sectors to invest in what matters, the more impact we can create together.

In addition to Pallotta, changemakers from Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, and mission-driven businesses will be attending. Other conference speakers include leaders from Bozzuto, Kiva, HP, Marsh, America’s Charities, VolunteerMatch, and Kiva.

This year’s theme is “Innovating in Times of Change,” which encourages leaders from all sectors to take a fresh approach to making social impact. Speakers will share their experience and expertise on a range of topics, including trends in CSR, best practices in community engagement, insights on Millennial and Gen Z engagement, and more.

Registration is now open for +IMPACT East. Thanks to the support of the Venue Sponsor, The Bozzuto Group, the conference will take place in Monroe Street Market’s iconic community hub: Edgewood Arts Center. Regular tickets are available at $395 per person until May 1, and late registration sales at $695 per ticket end on May 16, 2017.  To register or learn more about the 2nd annual +IMPACT East Conference, explore the website at http://innovation.causecast.com/impact2017/, follow Causecast on Twitter at http://twitter.com/causecast, find Causecast on Facebook at http://facebook.com/causecast, or join the LinkedIn group https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1218937.

To apply for media credentials, please contact Laura Plato at laura(at)causecast(dot)org.  

The +IMPACT conference series occurs annually and focuses on continuing Causecast’s commitment to helping corporate professionals build new skills and develop enhanced programming that achieves unprecedented impact for the causes and communities that employees are most passionate about. Together, through collaboration and learning, companies and communities can overcome great challenges.

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Causecast is the leading provider of corporate cause integration technology solutions, helping organizations become more effective corporate citizens. Through its Community Impact Platform, Causecast automates and enhances systems for employee volunteering, giving, matching, rewarding and disaster relief. Causecast’s vision is to foster a cutting-edge social ecosystem that elevates corporate social responsibility to a whole new level, where sustainable and measurable accomplishments move the needle on an organization’s social mission, employee engagement, culture, and bottom line.