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.

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.

Every once in a while someone does such brave thinking that it revives your hope in everything. Dan Pallotta does that kind of thinking. We're excited about his new book, "Charity Case."

Every once in a while someone does such brave thinking that it revives your hope in everything. Dan Pallotta does that kind of thinking. We're excited about his new book, "Charity Case."

"This is what happens when we confuse morality with frugality" Dan Pallotta on why we're all wrong about charities when we devalue "overhead" costs and deny the nonprofit sector what they need to enact real change.

"This is what happens when we confuse morality with frugality" Dan Pallotta on why we're all wrong about charities when we devalue "overhead" costs and deny the nonprofit sector what they need to enact real change.

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.

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.

http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_pallotta_the_way_we_think_about_charity_is_dead_wrong

http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_pallotta_the_way_we_think_about_charity_is_dead_wrong

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