TED Talk Tuesday: “The Way We Think About Charity Is Dead Wrong”

Today’s TED Talk is another one of my favorites.  I first saw it after a very intense conversation among friends on vacation over the merits of certain nonprofits based on what they pay their employees.  There were heated voices on both sides, many of us either previously or currently being employed by nonprofits, and the conversation ended abruptly without resolution.

Dan Pallotta’s words in this talk are very important for us all to hear. Nonprofit work is a very complicated field these days, and yes- I think there are many people who take advantage of the generosity of others. But there are many very talented individuals with passions and experience who are getting paid a fraction of the salary they COULD be getting because they choose to work in the nonprofit sector. But hey, I’m stealing Pallotta’s show. If you routinely give away ANY of your money, you need to take 18 minutes of your time and watch this…

One thought on “TED Talk Tuesday: “The Way We Think About Charity Is Dead Wrong”

  1. This is great, and definitely indicative of the problems the field is dealing with. Thanks for the resource; I wouldn’t have found it if it weren’t for your blog!

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