Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong

We Need to Change the Way We Think About Changing the World

Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that we have with regards to the profit and nonprofit sectors and how that affects our relationships to charities. He argues that we reward nonprofits for how little they spend rather than how much the get done. He argues that in order for these organizations to take risks and innovate we can’t restrict how much of the donations go towards overhead costs. furthermore the timeframes we give them are too short considering the enormous task they have at hand. Sometimes to make more money and move forward we need to have expenses.  In order to expand the market of “compassion and love”, what he refers to the nonprofit sector,  Pallotta asks us to “change the way we think about changing the world.”


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