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Profit versus Not for Profit

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Dan Pollatta makes some interesting points in his talk below.

… we don’t like nonprofits to use money to incentivize people to produce more in social service. We have a visceral reaction to the idea that anyone would make very much money helping other people. Interesting that we don’t have a visceral reaction to the notion that people would make a lot of money not helping other people.

The third area of discrimination is the taking of risk in pursuit of new ideas for generating revenue. So Disney can make a new $200 million movie that flops, and nobody calls the attorney general. But you do a little $1 million community fundraiser for the poor, and it doesn’t produce a 75 percent profit to the cause in the first 12 months, [then] your character is called into question.

Our generation does not want its epitaph to read, “We kept charity overhead low.”

Great Glebe Garage Sale 2011 – Ottawa Celebrity Farmer

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A quick interview with one of Ottawa’s Celebrity Farmers — Mr. Paul Slomp. You can learn more about his farm (and more importantly his farming practices) at www.grazingdays.com.

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