Miami Non-Profit Leaders to Tackle Radical Approach To Achieve Success

LEAVE A LEGACY Miami hosts PHILANTHROPY MIAMI, a two-part conference on successful trends and practices in non-profit management. The Philanthropy Miami Leadership forum on Feb. 21 features social entrepreneur and author Dan Pallotta.

LEAVE A LEGACY© hosts Changing the Way the World is Changed, a PHILANTHROPY MIAMI Leadership Forum on Thursday, Feb. 21 that's designed to question whether non-profit leaders should adopt a more aggressive economic approach and manage their charitable organizations like businesses.

The half-day event from noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, features renowned author and social entrepreneur Dan Pallotta, whose book "Charity Case: How the Nonprofit Community Can Stand Up For Itself and Really Change the World," offers a radical approach to non-profit management.

Pallotta will present his philosophy to local leaders and guide them through a discussion aimed at creating a shift in the traditional nonprofit mindset.

"What if we let philanthropies [or nonprofits] operate like businesses? Let them pay for talent, advertise aggressively to build market share-even build a stock market for charity. Maybe then capitalism could finally save the world," wrote Pallotta in a recent Wall Street Journal article.

The Leadership Forum also features a discussion with leading nonprofit CEOs from organizations such as Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and Sant La Neighborhood Center, and a panel dedicated to recruiting and building strong volunteer board members.

The Leadership Forum is part of LEAVE A LEGACY's PHILANTHROPY MIAMI, a two-part conference on successful trends and practices in non-profit management. The second part of the conference is planned for Thursday, March 14 at Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Blvd. It features two separate tracks: Fundraising Basics, an intensive overview for those new to development and Toolkits, geared to those who have more experience in the field. Toolkits will showcase strategies non-profits can use to increase their donations and the number of ongoing supporters.

Susan Packard, co-founder of HGTV, headlines the conference on March 14. Packard is known in the television industry for her innovation and creating a successful cable network focused solely on home improvement. She believes that innovative is one of the keys to success for nonprofits vying for the limiting funding dollars.

PHILANTHROPY MIAMI is sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; Bank of America; Wells Fargo; Baptist Health South Florida Foundation; Florida International University; Peacock Foundation, Inc.; and SunTrust

Ticket Prices
$200 Full Conference Package
$125 - Leadership Forum - February 21, Jungle Island
$125 - Fundraising Basics - March 14, Hilton Downtown Miami
$125 - Toolkits - March 14, Hilton Downtown Miami
Bonus: By registering for the Full Conference Package or any of the Single Day Programs, you can bring board members, donors or other staff members from your organization to any one session for just $80.
Contact: 305.379.0800 or Edwina Lau,

Changing the Way the World is Changed

Keynote Speakers
Dan Pallotta, Chief Humanity Officer, Advertising for Humanity

Panel Discussions
It Takes Leadership: Implementing Big Ideas
Moderator: Dan Pallotta

Panelists: Gepsie Metellus, Executive Director, Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center; Lydia Muniz, CEO, Big Brothers, Big Sisters; and John Richard, CEO, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

Volunteer Leadership
Moderator: Noel Guillama-Alvarez, Vice Chairman, Palm Beach State College Foundation and immediate past Chair, Florida International University Foundation Board of Directors
Panelists: Dan Bell, Board Co-Chair, Miami Science Museum; Jorge Plasencia, Co-Founder & Chairman Emeritus, Amigos for Kids; Mike Tomas, Chairman, Florida International University Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center

Roundtable Discussion
Moderators: Dr. Colleen Robb, Contributive Consulting and Glenn Kaufhold, GKollaborative


LEAVE A LEGACY© is a program of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (formerly Planned Giving Council) of Miami-Dade, comprised of non-profit leaders and allied business professionals involved in estate and financial planning, whose mission is to promote philanthropy in our community. For more information, visit

Presenting Sponsor: Baptist Health South Florida Foundation

Program Sponsors: Chase Marketing Group, The Miami Foundation, The Northern Trust Company, United Way of Miami-Dade

Sustaining Sponsor: Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Miami-Dade

Sustaining Sponsors: Akerman Senterfitt, Fiduciary Trust International, Miami Children's Hospital Foundation, Morris Family Foundation, University of Miami


Categories: Non Profit

Tags: Business, Charity, non-profit, Nonprofit, philanthropy, volunteer

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