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Dan Pallotta has an unconventional view of nonprofits: To innovate and really make an impact, he thinks they should function with business-minded acumen. But, bringing principles of the corporate world into the nonprofit sector can be a tough sell. Here, he recommends 8 articles that give more insight into why we should put a value on effective philanthropy.

Dan Pallotta wants us to reconsider the way that charity works. His challenge: Could a charitable organization grow big enough to solve a truly wicked problem by investing in great talent, in advertising and marketing and in new ideas?

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By Lisa Katayama In a developed country where the dialogue around human rights is very charity-minded, it’s rare to find young people with visions of engaging rural farmers in developing countries as equals. That’s why Tokyo native Doga Makiura stands out. When Doga was 13, he left his home in Japan and enrolled himself in […]

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Writer Seth Godin explains why it’s absolutely fine if you steal his ideas … you have to promise to make them better.

Is sharing the solution to our global challenges? Robin Chase says yes. Read about the founder of Zipcar’s vision for future collaborative economies.

Entrepreneur Iqbal Quadir makes the case for “bottom-up entrepreneurship,” revealing how young people in developing countries should think about innovation.

In 2005, Bjorn Lomborg, challenged the TED audience to think about “the biggest problems in the world” — and to forget about global warming. As he explains in this interview, he still thinks he’s right.