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TED talk: “The way we think about charity is dead wrong”

Back in July, I heard a very provocative TED talk: “The Way We Think about Charity is Dead Wrong.” (Click the image below to watch the video.)


It’s well worth watching. Dan Pallotta gives an impassioned pitch for totally shifting the way we think about non-profits in this country. He describes in a clear and interesting way how, if non-profits tried to invest the kind of time in marketing, revenue raising and innovation that the private sector does, they’d be shut down in a minute for misuse of funds, or percentage of funds being spent on “overhead.”

This piece resonated with me, reminding me of my job as Executive Director of a non-profit and my current job of consulting and coaching dozens of Executive Directors.

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