The Nonprofit Problem

Eos Nonprofit Consulting

If you’re not familiar with TED Talks, it’s time for you to change your life. The TED Talk that inspired this post (linked to below) is an example of the sheer awesomeness that comes out of these frank, funny, inspiring and innovative presentations. The one I’ve linked to by Dan Pallotta, entrepreneur & activist, is terrific, but if you’re not familiar with TED at all, check out Mashable’s 15 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life. After you read this post, of course. I would encourage anyone who is remotely interested in the nonprofit sector, either as a staffer, volunteer, donor or advocate, to watch the video in its entirety.

What Pallotta addresses in his TED presentation is how the system is stacked against nonprofit organizations in the United States. Charities are expected to do vast amounts of social good, but are handicapped by a set of arbitrary values…

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