Dan Pallotta was one of the original social entrepreneurs, before the term had been coined. His career making-a-difference started at age 21, when he organized 38 of his Harvard classmates to bicycle 4,200 miles across America with him to fight world hunger. He launched a for-profit social enterprise that created the AIDSRides and the Breast Cancer 3-Days. These events gave 182,000 people access to their personal heroism, raised $582 million in eight years and were the subject of a Harvard Business School case study. Dan is the author of Uncharitable: How restraints on Nonprofit Undermine Their Potential from Tufts University Press, which the Stanford Social Innovation Review said, "deserves to become the nonprofit sector's new manifesto." It is the best selling title in the history of Tufts University Press and it has changed the national conversation about change.

He is a featured contributor to Harvard Business Review online. He's spoken at Harvard, Wharton, Stanford, Brown, UCLA, NASA, the Gates Foundation, among many others, and is a William J. Clinton Distinguished Lecturer. He's the father of triplets. And he's gay. He considers being gay and fathering triplets to be the most socially entrepreneurial, socially innovative thing he's ever done.