Board Day Join us for a daylong conference that empowers boards to think and act boldly to create new possibilities for impact

What is Board Day?

The San Antonio Area Foundation in partnership with the Association of Fundraising Professionals San Antonio Chapter and Masters Leadership Program of Greater San Antonio Alumni Association invite you to Board Day 2020. 

Guest Speaker and Trainer: Dan Pallotta is widely known for his book, “Uncharitable,” that exposes the unjust rules and discriminatory stereotypes society places on charities. His new book, "Charity Case," focuses on the leadership role of a nonprofit board to transform the way boards engage in problem solving. 

Pallotta has created “The Bolder Board Training”, a daylong summit that has trained over 2,000 individuals in 12 cities.  This program goes beyond training in governance and fiduciary responsibilities. It is designed to help boards collaborate with their CEOs to awaken, articulate and create audacious dreams for impact that result in new possibilities for the nonprofit and all those it serves.

The training is specifically designed to: 

  • Enlighten boards about the negative effects of focusing on keeping overhead low
  • Encourage new ways of thinking about obtaining growth capital
  • Transform the board’s willingness to act boldly forever 

This is an interactive workshop requiring engagement and full participation. It’s critical you have key agency and board leadership in attendance. The Bolder Board Training is often a launching pad for strategic planning.  Attendees are encouraged to schedule their strategic planning meetings after the training.  


Event Information

Saturday, Oct. 5  - 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Norris Conference Center
618 Northwest Loop 410, # 207
San Antonio, TX 78216


For questions, please contact Sandie Palomo-Gonzalez at

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorships include 1 or more reserved tables, web site recognition, signage the day of the event, and breakfast and lunch. 

To learn more about our sponsorship opportunities, contact  

Meet our Guest Speaker

Dan Pallotta

Dan Pallotta is an activist, humanitarian, author and builder of movements.  He is a pioneer in the national effort to transform the way our culture evaluates the character and impact of nonprofit organizations.  His iconic TED Talk on philanthropy has been viewed more than 4.5 million times.  His 2016 TED talk on being has been viewed more than 1.8 million times.  He is one of the 100 most-viewed TED speakers of all time.  He is a founding collaborator of TED’s Audacious Philanthropy Project.

He invited the multi-day charitable event industry. He created the Breast Cancer 3-Day walks and the multi-day AIDS Rides, which raised more than half a billion dollars in nine years and were the subject of a Harvard Business School case study. The model and methods he created are now employed by dozens of charities and have raised more than $1.5 billion more for important causes from pediatric leukemia to AIDS to suicide prevention and many others. 

He is the author of “Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential,” the best-selling title in the history of Tufts University Press. The Stanford Social Innovation Review said that the book, “deserves to become the nonprofit sector’s new manifesto.” His newest book is, “Charity Case: How the Nonprofit Community Can Stand Up for Itself and Really Change the World.” Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has described his follow-up book, “Charity Case: How the Nonprofit Community Can Stand Up for Itself and Really Change the World,” as “An Apollo program for American Philanthropy and the nonprofit sector”.

Dan Pallotta has written over one hundred articles for the Harvard Business Review online.  He is a guest lecturer at Harvard Law School and Harvard’s Kennedy School.  He has given hundreds of talks on philanthropy and innovation in the United States and around the world.

Pallotta is the founder and president of the Charity Defense Council, which is dedicated to transforming the way the media and the public evaluates charities.  He is the founder and President of Add Humanity, a message and movement-building consultancy that helps innovative humanitarian organizations dream and grow.

He is a William J. Clinton Distinguished Lecturer, and has spoken at Stanford, Wharton, Harvard Business School, Harvard’s Hauser Center for Nonprofits, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Brown, the United Nations, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Council on Foundations, and the Gates Foundation, among others.  

He is a recipient of the Liberty Hill Foundation Creative Vision award, the Triangle Humanitarian of the Year award, and the Albany State University International Citizen of the Year award.

Pallotta has been featured 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, the BBC, CNN, CNBC, American Public Media’s Marketplace, and numerous NPR stations, among others.