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December 24, 2008

Dan Pallotta's "Uncharitable"

AIDS Ride creator Dan Pallotta has a weblog, Uncharitable to promote his book Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential, which so far has six 5-star reviews (out of six) on Amazon. From the review by reader Michael Strong:

To my great surprise, upon reading it I find instead of earnest well-intentioned gobbeldy-gook - BOOM!!!! Gay AIDS activist meets Ayn Rand, with all the moral passion and intelligence of both. Dan is someone who has seen countless friends die and committed his life to helping to find a cure for AIDS, raising over half a billion in charitable contributions in nine years, only to discover that the philosophical constraints on non-profits and conventional attitudes towards charity and philanthropy shackled his efforts and prevented him from doing more. And then instead of simply walking away bitterly after these forces destroy his organization in 2002, he sublimates his passion into a brilliant analysis of how our existing paradigm of charitable giving and non-profit structure is itself the problem.

Filed under AIDS Rides | permalink | December 24, 2008 at 09:18 PM


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