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

TED2013 · 18:54 · Filmed Mar 2013
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Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong
18:54 · Filmed March 2013 at TED2013 · Subtitles available in 25 languages

Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend — not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for their big goals and big accomplishments (even if that comes with big expenses). In this bold talk, he says: Let's change the way we think about changing the world.

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