“Everything we’ve been taught about giving is dysfunctional”

The other day I bumped into this TED talk video that is so good I’ve watched it three times since.

It’s full of information, – GOOD information.

The person speaking, Dan Pallota, explains why he thinks 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” he says.

According to TED.com Pallota is best known for creating the multi-day charitable event industry, and a new generation of citizen philanthropists with the AIDS Rides and Breast Cancer 3-Day events, which raised $582 million in nine years. He is president of Advertising for Humanity, which helps foundations and philanthropists transform the growth potential of their favorite grantees.

In the talk he pointedly presents four current discriminations of the non-profit sector that also stops it to grow like the profit-sector, and asks why the hell we haven’t reversed, balanced, or changed this earlier. Now I ask myself the same.

Even if you’re interested in Non-profits or not, this video will teach you a lot of interesting stuff about the way we look at both the profit and non-profit sector.

So, do something you definitely won’t regret today. Watch this video.

P.S. Elegí la versión subtitulada en español para lectores latinos. (I chose the version with Spanish subtitles for a better reach out).

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