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How do you look at charities?

How do you look at charities?

At My Charity Change, we have decided to support all charities and not-for-profit organisations, both large and small. With this in mind, we wanted to look at charities and differing insights in the management structure, staffing, overhead ratios and the complexity of operating against “for profit” organisations.

There’s a more fundamental question at play here – wouldn’t you want the charity to be using the best staff it can? Volunteers are essential, the backbone of the charity industry. But there are tasks that it would be simply unreasonable to expect a volunteer to do, and the charity will get far better results by paying someone skilled to do them.

Have a watch of the TED Talk video below from Dan Pallotta, it’s definitely worth the watch.

https://www.ted.com/talks/dan_pallotta_the_way_we_think_about_charity_is_dead_wrong/up-next?language=en

There’s a more fundamental question at play here – wouldn’t you want the charity to be using the best staff it can? Volunteers are essential, the backbone of the charity industry. But there are tasks that it would be simply unreasonable to expect a volunteer to do, and the charity will get far better results by paying someone skilled to do them.

What do you think?