Changing How We Think about Charity

One of the most popular TED talks about charity comes from activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta who spoke about the topic back in the spring of 2013. During his talk, Pallotta sheds light on the double standard that feeds into our contradictory and ineffective relationship to charitable organizations. He claims that too many nonprofits, are rewarded for their frugal spending habits as opposed to being applauded for the work that they actually accomplish. Pallotta suggests that instead of looking at meager expenses with piety or morality, he implores the audience to reward, acknowledge and support charities that that accomplish big goals – even if that incurs large costs! During this talk, Dan Pallotta suggests that we change the way we think about changing the world.