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Charity case : how the nonprofit community can stand up for itself and really change the world / Dan Pallotta.

Pallotta, Dan. (Author).

"Virtually everything our society teaches about charity is backwards. The donating public is told to measure the effectiveness and moral character of charities by how little they spend on 'overhead,' never being taught that overhead is really investment without which the nonprofit sector can never hope to solve massive social problems. The media and government unwittingly perpetuate these views, condemning charities that invest in behind-the-scenes infrastructure or attempt to lure talent away from the for-profit sector. Counterarguments--for instance, that visionary leaders are worth competitive compensation precisely because their expertise generates exponential value for worthy causes--get no air time. In the face of this dysfunctional indoctrination, the nonprofit sector has been silent, sometimes complicit, without a strategy for organizing and defending itself. Pallotta presents a visionary blueprint for a leadership movement that will fight back against these double standards. The goals of this movement are historic: to transform the way the public thinks about giving and solving problems, to educate the public about how charities really work, to rehabilitate public perception of the nonprofit sector, and to help us overcome our obesssion with overhead so that we can truly change the world."--Book jacket.

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  • ISBN: 9781118117521 (cloth)
  • ISBN: 1118117522 (cloth)
  • Physical Description: xiii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, [2012], ℗♭2012.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-218) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
And you thought public perception of Congress was bad -- Build an Anti-Defamation League for charity -- Create a "Got Milk?" campaign for charity -- Build a Legal Defense Fund for charity -- Enact a National Civil Rights Act for charity and social enterprise -- Organize ourselves -- You cannot stop the spring.
Subject: Charity organization.
Nonprofit organizations.

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Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity 361.7 PAL 2012 (Text) 31001101896638 Adult Non Fiction Available -

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