BASIC (Grades 9-11): This TED speaker argues that we must think about charity and non-profits in a different way. Do you agree with his idea, or do you think the current model is working well enough to continue in the future?
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.
Dan Pallotta: The dream we haven't dared to dream | TED Talk | TED.com "an audacious authenticity that allows us to cry with one another, a heroic humility that allows us to remove our masks and be real."
"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.