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

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I'll give you two examples. We launched the AIDSRides with an iniiatl investment of 50,000 dollars in risk capital. Within nine yreas, we had multiplied that 1,982 times, into 108 million dollars after all expenses, for AIDS services. We launched the breast cancer three-days with an initial investment of 350,000 dollars in risk capital. Within just five years, we had miulieptld that 554 times, into 194 million dollars after all expenses, for breast ccaner research. Now, if you were a philanthropist really interested in breast cancer, what would make more sense: go out and find the most itnnivoave researcher in the world and give her 350,000 dollars for research, or give her fundraising department the 350,000 dollars to multiply it into 194 million dollars for breast cancer research? 2002 was our most successful year ever. We netted for breast cancer alone, that year alone, 71 million dolrlas after all expenses. And then we went out of business, suddenly and traumatically.

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I'll give you two examples. We launched the AIDSRides with an _______ investment of 50,000 dollars in risk capital. Within nine _____, we had multiplied that 1,982 times, into 108 million dollars after all expenses, for AIDS services. We launched the breast cancer three-days with an initial investment of 350,000 dollars in risk capital. Within just five years, we had __________ that 554 times, into 194 million dollars after all expenses, for breast ______ research. Now, if you were a philanthropist really interested in breast cancer, what would make more sense: go out and find the most __________ researcher in the world and give her 350,000 dollars for research, or give her fundraising department the 350,000 dollars to multiply it into 194 million dollars for breast cancer research? 2002 was our most successful year ever. We netted for breast cancer alone, that year alone, 71 million _______ after all expenses. And then we went out of business, suddenly and traumatically.

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  2. cancer
  3. dollars
  4. initial
  5. years
  6. innovative

Original Text

I'll give you two examples. We launched the AIDSRides with an initial investment of 50,000 dollars in risk capital. Within nine years, we had multiplied that 1,982 times, into 108 million dollars after all expenses, for AIDS services. We launched the breast cancer three-days with an initial investment of 350,000 dollars in risk capital. Within just five years, we had multiplied that 554 times, into 194 million dollars after all expenses, for breast cancer research. Now, if you were a philanthropist really interested in breast cancer, what would make more sense: go out and find the most innovative researcher in the world and give her 350,000 dollars for research, or give her fundraising department the 350,000 dollars to multiply it into 194 million dollars for breast cancer research? 2002 was our most successful year ever. We netted for breast cancer alone, that year alone, 71 million dollars after all expenses. And then we went out of business, suddenly and traumatically.

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