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Bringing UnCharitable to San Francisco–The Home of Entrepreneurial and Innovative Minds

“We must champion a more entrepreneurial and risk-tolerant ethos within the nonprofit sector.” 

Embracing Dan’s call-to-action, we recently brought the principles of Uncharitable to San Francisco–the home of entrepreneurial and innovative minds. We hosted an event that united leaders from nonprofits, for-profits, tech, and policy. The aim was to brainstorm actionable ways to initiate solutions for the daunting challenges confronting nonprofits specifically in the Bay Area.

SHACK15 Conversations // Uncharitable

Participants from Tesla, Meta, VC funds, Google, and the Uncharitable Team, converged and discussed the future of philanthropy. Here are our key insights:

1️⃣ Getting on the same page: Identifying the root causes of urban and societal issues necessitates a collective effort involving all sectors. Achieving consensus on these root causes is imperative before setting attainable goals.

2️⃣ A New Framework for Coordination: Just as NASA coordinates a very complex matrix of  teams toward common objectives, we will require a centralized system of communication and collaboration, potentially embodied in a single organization.

3️⃣ Grassroots Empowerment: While top-down coordination is crucial, grassroots initiatives are equally vital. Every individual has a role to play in effecting change through education, dialogue, and challenging preconceptions. Initiatives like “Uncharitable” empower individuals to advocate for social good.

4️⃣ Embracing Discomfort: Breaking out of comfort zones is essential for driving real change. Nonprofits should proactively engage with entities outside their sector, fostering partnerships for fundraising and other shared objectivesExplore UnCharitable’s solutions to the world’ biggest problems, and ask yourself, “What if you became a part of it, a very big part, because it’s an enormous solution?

CNN’s Hollywood Minute highlights ‘UnCharitable’ around Giving Tuesday and the spirit of holiday generosity!

CNN covers “UnCharitable” and how the film redefines nonprofits this holiday season

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The Hollywood Reporter has named ‘UnCharitable’ as a top documentary to watch, in the lead-up to next year’s Oscars!

“THR’S Guide to Oscar’s Top Docs” by Tyler Coates and Beatrice Verhoeven Includes Highlight of “UnCharitable”

Director Stephen Gyllenhaal’s UnCharitable featured on page seven…

Oscar-Contending Documentary ‘UnCharitable’ Says When It Comes To What We Expect Of Nonprofits, We’ve Got It All Wrong

Deadline’s Matthew Carey and the filmmakers discuss “Is the documentary genre at risk?”

Director Stephen Gyllenhaal and Producer Meredith Blake dig deep with Deadline’s Matt Carey about how UnCharitable can be a catalyst for much needed change.

The Star’s Maryann Kerr discusses ‘UnCharitable’

We need to rethink the charitable sector

“Too many philanthropists support an inequitable system when they fail to consider the work small organizations do to address the social determinants of health.” 

AD Exclusive: A Conversation Between Andrew Yang and Dan Pallotta About ‘UnCharitable’

In an Awards Daily exclusive, writer and subject Dan Pallotta speaks with former Presidential candidate Andrew Yang about how UnCharitable hopes to open an audience’s eyes.

Director Stephen Gyllenhaal’s UnCharitable takes a lot at how our donations and charitable pledges might not actually be shaping the world the way we think they are. Is there a darker side to philanthropy?

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