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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 goal 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 and video I used in this post.

Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.

2 Responses to “Destroying Charitable Giving”

  • Joseph tomsha says:

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

    • Scott says:

      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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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.