Reward charities for what they get done
Sheridan Bruce, Fundraising Institute of New Zealand
US Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many charities, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend -- not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for their big goals and big accomplishments (even if that comes with big expenses). In this bold talk, he says: Let's change the way we think about changing the world.
Considering outcomes and the benefit to society of the good works of charities, rather that costs to achieve those outcomes, is a good story.
In another story, Susan Edmund, Fairfax reporter writes in the Sunday Star Times on 28 August, 2016, about the cost of fundraising and hints that it costs money to raise money. Not your usual media rant about the cost of fundraising. Well done Susan.
Read Susan’s article here