Hi, I’m Dan.
As a writer and director, I enjoy sci-fi, action/adventure and the psychological thriller.
For over two decades, I have worked with the toughest outposts of Fortune 500 companies to get them back on track and with big results. I help flesh out business ideas, coach teams and lead senior staff through the digital age.
I’m also the author of The Nonprofit Narrative: How Stories Can Save the World. I love helping passionate people strive for the impossible and on many occasions I’ve seen it happen.
In 2006, I started The Portnoy Media Group to help nonprofits, companies and organizations better tell their stories for impact and engagement. My communication strategies have helped multiple nonprofit organizations double their online donations year over year and raise millions. I cultivate story ideas that build community, engage the outliers and remove barriers between traditional cultivation and acquisition.
I live in Pasadena, CA and love it.
Top 5 Movies (in no particular order)
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- The Fountain
- Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Currently Working on:
- My first work of fiction, a novel set in 1892. It’s a historical fiction piece where our hero encounters a secret society, an ancient evil and the rise of the mob. Due out Fall/Winter 2017
- A follow-up to The Non-Profit Narrative on how to effectively create marketing campaigns.
- A short film that I wrote called Carpool. Shooting Spring 2017.
A TV Pilot for a series called “Gods & Monsters”
Series idea for a superman spin-off, “Sons of Krypton”