The way we think about charity is dead wrong (a TED talk)

Published 22 Mar 2013 

This was sent to us by one of our Facebook friends, Maggie Towers.

Dan Pallotta spent $350,000 to earn a charity $194 million over five years after expenses, then got sacked for spending too much on fundraising. He calls out the double standard that hampers 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.

You can also watch it at the TED website.