Dan Pallotta says, “My goal … is to fundamentally transform the way the public thinks about charity within 10 years.”
Dan Pallotta, who is both an activist and fundraiser, gives a TEDTalk in which he calls out the double standard that drives the US’ “broken relationship to charities.” He says, “Too many nonprofits, are rewarded for how little they spend — not for what they get done.” He would like us to start rewarding charities “for their big goals and big accomplishments,” instead of equating ” frugality with morality,” even if it comes with big expenses. He says, “Let’s change the way we think about changing the world.”
The nonprofit sector is critical to our dream of changing the world. Yet there is no greater injustice than the double standard that exists between the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. One gets to feast on marketing, risk-taking, capital and financial incentive, the other is sentenced to begging.