Creating Real Social Innovation…

If you care about the nonprofit sector and you haven’t yet seen this thought-provoking TED Talk by Dan Pallotta, it is a must see!  He talks about how we as a society limit the possibility of nonprofits in 5 key ways:

  1. Compensation
  2. Advertising and Marketing
  3. Taking Risk on New Revenue Ideas
  4. Time
  5. Profit to Attract Risk Capital

I’ve always thought that forcing nonprofits to spend as little on “overhead” is extremely short-sighted if they are otherwise continuing to grow their impact.  Nonproifts need to invest money into building a better vehicle if they are to deliver greater impact. What do you think?

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