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Sasha Dichter: The Generosity Experiment

Filmed Nov 2010 • Posted Sep 2011 NextGen:Charity
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In this inspiring talk at the NextGen:Charity conference, Sasha Dichter of the Acumen Fund shares the results of his month-long "Generosity Experiment" where he said "yes" to every request for help.

Sasha Dichter is director of business development at Acumen Fund, a nonprofit VC for enterprises serving the poor. He is the author of the "Manifesto for Nonprofit CEOs" and a blogger on philanthropy and social change. Full bio »

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