What If Conference

This year’s conference was a great success! Stay tuned for information about the 2019 What If Conference.

About the Conference

Join California nonprofits, world renown speakers, philanthropists, organizational experts, and passionate advocates in a full day of workshops, speeches, panels, and development sessions geared towards answering the What IF’s nonprofit realm.


February 6, 2019
7:30 am- 6:30 pm


McClellan Conference Center
5411 Luce Ave, McClellan Park, CA 95652

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Dan Pallotta

We are pleased to welcome Dan Pallotta!

“The nonprofit sector is critical to our dream of changing the world. Yet there is no greater injustice than the double standard that exists between the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. One gets to feast on marketing, risk-taking, capital and financial incentive, the other is sentenced to begging.”

Impact Foundry is pleased to welcome Dan Pallotta for the 2019 What If Conference. Dan is an author, humanitarian activist and nonprofit innovator. Dan wrote the Charity Case: How the Nonprofit Community Can Stand Up for Itself and Really Change the World, a book that describes the current philanthropy landscape and the case for moving beyond a program-first funding culture.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has described this latest book as “An Apollo program for American philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.”

Dan’s iconic TED talk on philanthropy has been viewed more than 4.3 million times, making him one of the 100 most-viewed TED speakers of all time.

In addition to the writing and speaking, Dan is the president of the Charity Defense Council, a national leadership movement dedicated to transforming the way the donating public thinks about charity and change.

Dan will be presenting on nonprofit innovation and impact at the 2019 What If Conference. Increase your mission’s impact with Dan and others on February 6, 2019.

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This year’s theme is Innovation and Impact.

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