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Business

TED Weekends examines capitalism and charityTED Weekends examines capitalism and charity

Posted By Elizabeth Jacobs

Capitalism and charity. A seemingly paradoxical combination. But could running charities like businesses foster the innovation and problem-solving needed to address the most pressing issues of our time? In his talk at TED2013, The way we think about charity is dead wrong, Dan Pallotta argued that the way we think about charity is dead wrong. We […]

Design

The why and how of effective altruism: Peter Singer’s talk visualizedThe why and how of effective altruism: Peter Singer’s talk visualized

Posted By Helen Walters

If you’re lucky enough to live without want, it’s a natural impulse to want to try and help others. But what’s the most effective way to give? This was the question philosopher Peter Singer asked in his 2013 TED Talk, given in Long Beach, California, and he shared some surprising thought experiments to help balance emotion […]

Since the Talk

Bjorn Lomborg is still thinking about “evil economics”Bjorn Lomborg is still thinking about “evil economics”

Posted By Helen Walters

In 2005, Bjorn Lomborg bounced onto the TED stage in Monterey to challenge the assembled audience to think about “the biggest problems in the world.” Author of the book The Skeptical Environmentalist and the director of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre, Lomborg promptly advised the somewhat startled audience to forget about global warming. If we really want to make an impact on the serious […]

Culture

Giving It Away: TED Radio Hour examines generosity and philanthropyGiving It Away: TED Radio Hour examines generosity and philanthropy

Posted By Shirin Samimi-Moore

How can we give in better and smarter ways? This week’s new episode of TED Radio Hour explores the effects of giving – of your money, your time and your love.  As our consciousness of philanthropy is shifting towards crowdsourcing and justice-centered discourse, people begin to self-organize around the causes they are passionate about. This […]

Business

How to pick the charity that’s right for youHow to pick the charity that’s right for you

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

In 1994, Dan Pallotta created the AIDS Rides — a series of long-distance fundraising cycling journeys that netted $108 million for HIV/AIDS research and services within the space of eight years. Later, his Breast Cancer 3-Day walks netted $194 million in an even shorter period of time. Both had their best years ever in 2002. […]

Global Issues

A new way to judge nonprofits: Dan Pallotta at TED2013A new way to judge nonprofits: Dan Pallotta at TED2013

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Dan Pallotta created two huge charity initiatives — AIDS Rides bicycle journeys and Breast Cancer 3-Day events. These initiatives raised $108 million for HIV/AIDS and $194 million for breast cancer. Both had their best years in 2002 … and then Pallotta’s nonprofit went out of business. In the final session of TED2013, Pallotta shares why […]