Our generation does not want its epitaph to read, ‘We kept charity overhead low.’ We want it to read that we changed the world.

Dan Pallotta

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Source: "The Way We Think About Charity Is Dead Wrong." TED2013. Mar. 2013. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: According to this Dan Pallotta quote, we do not want our generation's legacy to be that we were thrifty in our philanthropy; rather, we want to be remembered for making positive change in the world. The quote is from Pallotta's 2013 TED Talk on transforming the way we think about charity. Pallotta's main point is that we are overly concerned with frugality when considering which nonprofits to donate our money to, and not concerned enough about what kind of impact a charity will make. Watch the full TED Talk here: Dan Pallotta - The Way We Think About Charity Is Dead Wrong