Allan's work, lectures and writing focuses on the difference in society that one person can make and the important role of nonprofit organizations as the public’s conscience. From his roots in the idealism of the ‘60s and ‘70s, he brings to the fore the personal benefits of volunteering, mentoring, and social change leadership. Among his audiences are business trade associations, fraternal organizations, religious groups, alumni associations, retirement groups, and both nonprofits and for-profit corporations with social change agendas.
His leadership and nationally recognized concepts for creating model human services programs has helped to improve the lives of children-at-risk and their mentors, as well as strengthen communities that are served through volunteers.
Allan initiated and led campaigns for the successful passage of laws that have made their mark on the population at large, affecting public policy and social change. He is credited with the following:
“What Allan Luks has written on the subject of altruism fits right in with research on the physiological benefits of the positive emotions about which he has written so tellingly.”
“He's a passionate advocate for change and one of the best lobbyists I've ever met.”
—Ruth W. Messinger
Former Manhattan Borough President and City Councilwoman