The Bolder Board Training announced for Austin Oct. 7

Notley Ventures and Dan Pallotta are thrilled to announce that The Bolder Board TrainingSM will be hosted in Austin on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Brazos Hall, located at 204 E 4th St., Austin, Texas 78701. Part lecture, part workshop the event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for the early bird rate of $150 and can be purchased here. Ticket prices will increase on Saturday, July 15. Click here for the Facebook event. For additional information, please see 

The Bolder Board TrainingSM led by TED Talk Alumni Dan Pallotta is a workshop held in cities across the nation which illuminates the double standards surrounding charity and empowers boards to create sustainable and scalable business models across the philanthropic ecosystem. It helps nonprofit boards awaken, articulate and pursue their most ambitious dreams. The Bolder Board TrainingSM teaches boards how to work with their executive directors to create audacious, scalable possibilities for impact.

“Boards have a vital role to play in supporting philanthropic innovation,” said Lisa Graham, Co-founder of Notley. “We’re excited to bring Dan Pallotta to Austin because his workshops provide an opportunity for reflection in addition to providing attendees with a framework to take back to their organizations to turn insights into action,” she said. “We welcome ED’s and CEO’s, board members, and staff to join us in revolutionizing Austin’s philanthropic ecosystem.”

The day-long session is the first board training designed specifically to offer boards a pragmatic and conscientious alternative to the prevailing norms of nonprofit finance, governance and development. The training takes place over the course of approximately seven hours on a Saturday. It is designed specifically for boards. Organizations are encouraged to bring as many of their board members as possible. Though directed towards nonprofits, the workshop’s universal message can be applied to both for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

“It is not a traditional training on governance and finance,” said Dan Pallotta. “It is an immersion in possibility and aspiration that positively and radically disrupts traditional ways of thinking.”

“The Bolder Board TrainingSM is an example of the sort of programming that will anchor the educational opportunities at the Center for Social Innovation,” said Dan Graham, Co-founder of Notley. “The goal of this type of programming isn’t to answer the big questions. The goal is to ask the big questions of a community of talented and engaged leaders and provide them the support to test new hypotheses to move their work and our community forward. We look forward to providing a permanent home for this kind of learning and collaboration in Austin.”

In every Q&A, the first question people ask Dan is, “How can I get my board to think this way?” Over time, The Bolder Board TrainingSM became his formalized response. After each workshop, Dan’s biggest piece of feedback is, “I wish my entire board were here!”

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