“We have a visceral reaction to the idea that anyone would make very much money helping other people. Interestingly, we don’t have a visceral reaction to the notion that people would make a lot of money NOT helping other people…
You know, you want to make $50 million selling violent video games to kids, go for it. We’ll put you on the cover of Wired magazine. But you want to make $0.5 million dollars trying to cure kids of malaria, and you’re considered a parasite yourself.”
Love this TED talk about the importance of looking beyond non-profit overheads and recognising that charities need to invest in order to scale… and stand any chance at tackling the enormous social challenges which we face.
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Alice Clementi and Alex Marsh co-founded Charterpath as a community interest company in 2020, with a mission to increase the proportion of accountants volunteering from 10% to 50% - inspiring more accountants to volunteer their time and expertise, connecting them with non-profit opportunities, and engaging with a wide range of organisations so volunteering is a core part of an accountant’s career. For more information, visit www.charterpath.org.uk.