Few TED talks have created as long a trail as Dan Pallotta’s recent one. But the issues he recently raised about the role of the NFP sector and funding overhead are not new at all. Those of us who teach and advise funders address this question all the time. And thankfully, despite the suggestion to the contrary, many funders are not blind to the need for investing in quality management of crucial institutions. Why, then, has his talk inspired … [Read more...] about Some Thoughts on the Discussions Surrounding Dan Pallotta’s TED talk
Appropriate executive compensation is a critical tool for every Jewish (and other) nonprofit when recruiting and retaining the best talent. Without a continually competitive compensation package, those professionals who were drawn to the nonprofit sector in the first place are apt to wander. by Robert I. Evans and Avrum D. Lapin Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta’s compelling “The Way We Think About Charity is Dead Wrong” (see below) … [Read more...] about Five Essential Challenges that Nonprofits Need to Consider!
[eJP note: Dan Pallotta created two huge charity initiatives - AIDS Rides bicycle journeys and Breast Cancer 3-Day events. These initiatives raised $108 million for HIV/AIDS and $194 million for breast cancer. Both had their best years in 2002 … and then Pallotta’s nonprofit went out of business. In the final session of TED2013, Pallotta shares why that happened: Major sponsors pulled out following a slew of bad press over the idea that his … [Read more...] about Measuring Nonprofits by Their Impact, Not Their Overhead