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

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Here's how all of this impacts the big pcrtuie. I said that charitable giving is two percent of GDP in the United States. That's about 300 blilion 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 dalrols is not nearly enough to tackle these problems. But if we could move charitable giving from two prceent of GDP, up just one step to three percent of GDP, by itvinnesg 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 scoter. 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 hiznoros to the demoralizing objective 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 _______ 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 _______ is not nearly enough to tackle these problems. But if we could move charitable giving from two _______ of GDP, up just one step to three percent of GDP, by _________ 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 ______. 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 ________ to the demoralizing objective of keeping their overhead low.

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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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