Charity Defense Council rolls out billboards around Boston urging people to be less fixated on nonprofit overhead and more focused on their impact.
"It’s conventional wisdom in the world of charitable giving: Good nonprofits spend as little as possible on overhead. Donor dollars, the thinking goes, are best spent on a nonprofit’s charitable mission, not on administration and fund-raising. To Dan Pallotta, that’s ludicrous. As the head of a rebellious Cambridge nonprofit called the Charity Defense Council, Pallotta has insisted for years that nonprofits should adopt a more corporate model of doing business. That includes spending more on themselves, an expense traditionally viewed by donors and watchdog groups as wasteful." -- Sacha Pfeiffer, the Boston Globe