Destroying Charitable Giving

Charitable GivingUntil I watched the following video, I had never thought about this problem even though I support several charities and non-profit organizations as a volunteer and/or a donor. The double standard that the speaker mentioned in the video caused me to think about the problem and potential solutions. Watch the video, clarify the problem, and tell others how you would solve the problem. There is no right or wrong solution. The goalĀ is to exercise your brain by thinking.


  1. How do you evaluate the value of a charity?
  2. What do you feel is the solution to the problem described by Pallotta in the video?


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Thanks to Dan Pallotta, TED, YouTube, and all the other people who made it possible for me to include the picture andĀ video I used in this post.


  1. The problem is people took advantage of charities and their benefits. I help but say No too charities these days…

    1. Joseph, I am sure that is part of the problem, but I think the tax code and public perception make it difficult to do the right thing. In theory, if it cost $1 million to make $2 million, there should not be a problem. It would obviously be better if it cost only $3.00 to make $2 million, but netting $1 million is not a bad deal. Yet public perception is that a charity wasted $1 million. Nonsense! Thanks for your comment. I wish more people shared their comments.

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