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The way we think about charity is dead wrong

Working with Drink for Pink and Cancer League of Colorado has me thinking a lot about nonprofits, specifically about the lack of transparency into how the funds are spent. This video from Dan Pallotta captured a lot of my thoughts. I think nonprofits do need to be far more transparent in how the funds are allocated to earn back some public trust.

If you’re interested in this sort of thing, I’m set to read Doing Good Better in December on the same kind of topic.

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  1. Definitely one of the best TED talks out there.

    It’s weird how bad that system is. With enough transparency I think you could get around most of this. If you said we spent $X on marketing which gave us $2X and we used that $2X to help our mission I think most people would be super happy about that.