I fundamentally disagree with it, but I was interested enough to see if I could be persuaded by his argument.
I don't think Palotta's idea is wrong at all, but I just worry that people do not want to donate if they know the CEO is getting paid in the upper six figures.
I've read a great deal of the literature around business performance, fundraising, effective operations, etc.
This is just an opinion book, and many of his opinions don't make sense. For most, it is clear that corporate CEOs currently get paid too much. Read morePublished 2 months ago by LWright
if you can catch him as a speaker, I highly recommend it. If you are in the business, this is a must-read/Published 5 months ago by kara
This books makes a very compelling argument, that the very design of non-profits (limited admin/marketing, poor exec compensation) hurts their ability to actually solve the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Chris
The assumption that charities have not cured diseases, poverty and societies ills and therefore these charities need leeway to be monetized and opened to personal greed in order to... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Scout
Readers who do not accept the power of markets and competition to drive innovation and growth will not accept the premise that there is a better way to endow charitable... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Driftwood
It is undeniable that the public has been grossly mislead into believing that the only useful metric for evaluating charities is the percentage of contributions that go "to the... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jesse M. Reeves
I found this book pretty infuriating. It's mostly a rant about how unfairly the author was treated when his company, Pallotta TeamWorks, went out of business and how much worse off... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Brian Olsen
Dan Palotta has devoted his life to helping others through several non-profit charities, particularly geared toward funding AIDS related causes. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Kevin Currie-Knight
The author has some pretty good conclusions about the current state of charity in the US and how it can change for the better. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Nate