Sabah Baxamoosaabout 1 month ago
Hi. Thank for sharing these myths. They shed light on the prevalent attitudes in our society about working in the non-profit/social impact sector. I graduated from college at the top of my class and chose to dedicate my skills and talent to making the world a better place. So let me ask you this: why is it acceptable that we are willing to pay truck loads of money to people whose sole purpose is to make more money and find it problematic if people who are working for the greater common good demand an equitable compensation for their effort?
You're right we do need a new way of thinking about philanthropy - we need to figure out ways to attract top talent to non-profits and make it a viable option. That way $1 will probably render social impact of $100. You may benefit from watching Dan Pallotta's video on my blog that speaks to this issue eloquently. http://inspiringideasblog.wordpress.com/2013/05/02/a-generosity-of-thought/