The Source: Is How We Think About Charity All Wrong?

Oct 20, 2014

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Frugality in nonprofits is an understood: low pay, people doing several jobs, and anything to keep overhead costs low.  People want to know that their donation is going to the cause, not to the organizations coffers.

What if frugality comes at the cost of impact? Does the current mindset reward frugality instead of effectiveness? 


  • Dan Pallotta, head of Charity Defense Council and president of Advertising For Humanity