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Volunteering Is a White Job

Chart: #Non-profit(left) -vs- #For-profit organizations (right) :Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong at TEDTalks2013

Sometime charities try to take on big challenging social issues such as: taking care of millions of disadvantaged, needy, sick people who are not expected to give anything in return neither guarantee that they become able to help themselves in the end after all.   To me those seem to be tough tasks that require one to hire a superhero, instead of trying to solve them with charity resources and long distance donations.   And also btw Superman doesn’t work for free, that was a lie.. he wants his salary…

Albeit having definitions that help rank charities with contribution and expense ratios, watch lists and ratings, the concept of practical volunteering is challenging due the misalignment of its results against efforts  in real life -vs-  on paper despite its goodwill intention in every situation.

The duties of a society describe the un-avoided obligations to its individuals. The compassion of a society is shown in gift investing between its classes however it cannot be asked for or demanded.  Philanthropic altruistism in a society may lead to non-profit services that remain impractical contributions for the disadvantaged.  Those definitions mandate the management of successful volunteering to employ free or non-profit resources to develop beneficial services that eventually gift the capability of self help to their community.   The theoretical aim to achieve self help is very essential to practical charities in the approach of “Don’t give me the fish; teach me how to fish.”    Implementing that principle tells that failure charities are the ones that who would just give full cash and no practical help.

Volunteering and charities do not speak directly about payrolls as paid jobs.  Instead of having employees evaluated, motivated, controlled, blamed and judged by a business’s net income, volunteering gets challenged by factors such as the employees’ actual qualifications or attitude to fulfill duties and services to upscale and help the lives of others.  That rough economic gear of volunteering, that demands productive generosity and offers no return investing, is what makes it more difficult in reality than on paper.    Successful volunteering models relate to the improvements of workforces over generations within the same work sector for a society.   Similarly, failed models of volunteering in a society relate to episodic productivity for each generation to that same work sector. (more…)