Philanthropy is the market for love. It is the market for all those people for whom there is no other market coming.

Dan Pallotta

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“The Way We Think About Charity Is Dead Wrong.” TED2013. Feb. 2013. Conference Presentation.

Source: "The Way We Think About Charity Is Dead Wrong." TED2013. Feb. 2013. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta's 2013 TED Talk about double standards our society holds in regards to charity, and how these double standards favor for-profit business and hurt the non-profit sector. In this quote, Pallotta is saying that we tend to monetize everything when it comes to organizations; but how do you assign a monetary value to love? Philanthropy is about love -- that is, it is about giving to the needy and expecting nothing in return. It is a sort of currency that provides value to people who can't participate in the traditional economy. Watch the full TED Talk here: Dan Pallotta - The Way We Think About Charity Is Dead Wrong
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