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From the Ted Talk "Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong"

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Here's how all of this impacts the big utpcrei. I said that charitable giving is two percent of GDP in the United States. That's about 300 billion dollars a year. But only about 20 percent of that, or 60 billion dollars, goes to health and nmuah services causes. The rest goes to religion and higher education and hospitals, and that 60 billion dollars is not nearly enough to tackle these problems. But if we could move crihaleatb giving from two percent of GDP, up just one stpe to three percent of GDP, by investing in that growth, that would be an extra 150 lniblio dollars a year in contributions, and if that money could go ttdeoirlsprinyoapo to health and human services charities, because those were the ones we encouraged to invest in their growth, that would represent a tripling of ntoibtonricus to that sector. Now we're talking scale. Now we're iktnalg the potential for real change. But it's never going to happen by forcing these organizations to lower their horizons to the demoralizing evjcteboi of keeping their overhead low.

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Here's how all of this impacts the big _______. I said that charitable giving is two percent of GDP in the United States. That's about 300 billion dollars a year. But only about 20 percent of that, or 60 billion dollars, goes to health and _____ services causes. The rest goes to religion and higher education and hospitals, and that 60 billion dollars is not nearly enough to tackle these problems. But if we could move __________ giving from two percent of GDP, up just one ____ to three percent of GDP, by investing in that growth, that would be an extra 150 _______ dollars a year in contributions, and if that money could go __________________ to health and human services charities, because those were the ones we encouraged to invest in their growth, that would represent a tripling of _____________ to that sector. Now we're talking scale. Now we're _______ the potential for real change. But it's never going to happen by forcing these organizations to lower their horizons to the demoralizing _________ of keeping their overhead low.

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Original Text

Here's how all of this impacts the big picture. I said that charitable giving is two percent of GDP in the United States. That's about 300 billion dollars a year. But only about 20 percent of that, or 60 billion dollars, goes to health and human services causes. The rest goes to religion and higher education and hospitals, and that 60 billion dollars is not nearly enough to tackle these problems. But if we could move charitable giving from two percent of GDP, up just one step to three percent of GDP, by investing in that growth, that would be an extra 150 billion dollars a year in contributions, and if that money could go disproportionately to health and human services charities, because those were the ones we encouraged to invest in their growth, that would represent a tripling of contributions to that sector. Now we're talking scale. Now we're talking the potential for real change. But it's never going to happen by forcing these organizations to lower their horizons to the demoralizing objective of keeping their overhead low.

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