Powered by Notley Ventures and led by TED Talk Alumni, Dan Pallotta, The Bolder Board Training will offer a day full of talks and workshops on how to speed innovation within a city’s philanthropic ecosystem.

(AUSTIN, TEXAS – June 21, 2017; source: Juice Consulting) – Notley Ventures and Dan Pallotta are thrilled to announce that The Bolder Board Training 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 Training 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 Training 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 toward 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 Training 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 Training became his formalized response. After each workshop, Dan’s biggest piece of feedback is, “I wish my entire board were here!” For more information on The Bolder Board and Dan Pallotta, please see:

About Notley:

Notley’s mission is to fund and support businesses, nonprofits and programs making positive systemic change and social impact in the world. Notley was founded in 2015 by Dan Graham, founder of, and his wife, Lisa as a way to leverage their own business and investing success. Under the leadership of Matt McDonnell, Notley partners with seed and early stage

companies and nonprofits ready to scale. For more information, please see

About the Center for Social Innovation:

The Center for Social Innovation is a community of nonprofits and social ventures clustered at Springdale General. Located 10 minutes from downtown in East Austin, The Center will open in 2018 and feature a 50,000-square-foot campus of office and meeting space and 10,000 square feet of co-working space, bringing together nonprofits, social enterprises and capital providers in the same physical space to foster collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship. The Center will provide meeting space and educational programming in addition to open, flexible and affordable office space.

The CSI is now accepting inquiries from tenants interested in working in the space with offerings ranging from a single desk to a stand-alone 10,000-square-foot building. For more information on The Center, please see

About Dan Pallotta:

Dan 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.

In the last five years, Dan has given over 275 talks on philanthropy and innovation in 34 states and eight countries. He is a William J. Clinton Distinguished Lecturer, and has spoken twice at TED, at and for Google, eBay, KPMG, UBS, Stanford, Wharton, Brown, Harvard Business School, Harvard’s Hauser Center for Nonprofits, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Council on Foundations, the Philanthropy Roundtable, the Gates Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, national and global conferences for United Way, Boys & Girls Clubs, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Children’s Miracle Network and many others.

Media Note:

To RSVP for media coverage at The Bolder Board Training or for general press inquiries about

Notley Ventures, please contact the team at Juice Consulting:

Heather Wagner Reed

713 208 3891

Madison Snelling

210 213 8934