Uncharitable has ratings and 52 reviews. Karen said: I feel very views, last activity. Dan Pallotta Speaking at USC 4/21/09, 1, 4, Apr 21, PM. talk#1 UNCHARITABLE THIS IS DAN’S FLAGSHIP TALK ABOUT HOW THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT CHARITY IS DEAD WRONG. the talk has been delivered. Daniel M. “Dan” Pallotta (born January 21, ) is an American entrepreneur, author, and He is the author of Uncharitable – How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential, the best-selling title in the history of Tufts University Press.
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Unfortunately, the solutions entail cultural, as well as legislative, transformation, and will not happen soon. This books main points is that charities need to be able to act like for-profit companies in some unvharitable in order to maximize their effectiveness as a charity.
Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential
This case study is fascinating, and it will surely invite armchair quarterbacks to reckon how they might have handled both the media and the nonprofit organizations. Sep 07, Kathy rated it liked it Shelves: Puritan giving was motivated primarily by anxiety about eternal damnation, reciprocity if I help you now you will help me later if I am in need and the desire for community standing.
This book is a must read for anyone working or volunteering for charitable causes. I thi I really did enjoy this book – the first chapter was a bit tedious and long, I think the history of Puritans ideology influencing nonprofit ideology could have been spent explaining in less pages for sure.
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GIK, then look at the expenses. I really did enjoy this book – the first chapter was paallotta bit tedious and long, I think the history of Puritans ideology influencing nonprofit ideology could have been spent explaining in less pages for sure. Paid advertisement is discouraged because it is perceived as a waste of money. But that would be pallottw. If this makes you queasy, read Mr Pallotta’s book. The book is based on a series of what seem to me to be false, and outdated, premises:.
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Comments 0 Trackbacks 0. I read nothing about having the people participating in the events, turn into major donors or form a lasting relationship with the non-profits. Sep 20, Gregory Stuart rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Pallotta makes a great argument against using overhead spending as a measure of nonprofit efficiency and effectiveness. In my opinion, his message is still completely valid, but it makes me cringe when people assume that if they just raise enough money, they can cure cancer.
Jan 09, Tim Schlegel rated it it was ok Shelves: Feb 08, Ryan Jacobs rated it really liked it. We were paid a fixed-dollar production fee for each event – never a percentage. A hindsight calculation puts that fee at about 4. It is right that we should question the assumptions that underpin much charitable endeavour, pallotga to the extent that this is what Pallotta seeks to do, I applaud his intent.
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It’s an important book in the non profit world and I’m glad I read it. Pallotta was born in Malden, Massachusettsa suburb of Boston, the oldest of four children. My question is – if the solutions he came up with were so obvious and innovative, then when his company was forced to close its doors, there should have been countless imitators, regardless of the risks and bad press – indeed, he would have sparked a revolution in thinking about nonprofits.
Next best things in US philanthropy spark questions Jason Franklin. I was so put off by the writing and how misguided the author is, I recycled the book.
Pallotta repeats himself repeatedly see what I did thereand the readability is not helped by the sometimes condescending tone and extreme overuse of italics, which makes it seem as if everything the author is saying is the most basic and obvious fact and to think differently is blasphemous.
Actually, the point is that what he rfers to as nonprofits are really charities not including associations, etc. These organizations need the same talent that for-profit corporations desire to do the job wel This is great for all my do-gooder friends and those of you working for or looking to work for a nonprofit and even those of you who believe that nonprofit organizations do not and should not operate similarly to corporations and for-profit organizations.
Views Read Edit View history. No matter how imperfect it may seem to others, to me Uncharitable is one of the most relevant and important books of our current times.
He believes that non profits will only uncharitablr successful if allowed the same rights and freedoms as the for profit world. It’s mostly a rant about how unfairly the author was treated when his company, Pallotta TeamWorks, went out of business and how much worse off the world is without it.
Contentious material about living people that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately. The true value in this book lays not so much in the answers it provides, but in the questions it asks.
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