Do-Gooders Doing Better

philanthropy.jpgNothing Short of Spectacular. I’ve spent almost 15 years working for or with non-profits in the US and abroad; I’ve written for them, I’ve photographed for them, I’ve designed their brochures and websites, their research, their sales pitches, their org charts and their assessment missions. They’re like the ugly stepchildren of “real” business, the kids that turn out to have the heart of gold in spite of the cleft lip and the lack of pedigree. And this — Van Jones’ key note at the Craiglist Foundation’s Boot Camp in 2006 — is the best analysis of the odd non-profit world I’ve read in a very, very long time.

Incredibly inspirational, and spot on.