Is Charity a Word of the Past?
A historical word often used in regards to nonprofit organizations and philanthropic events is now on the verge of being considered a thing of the past.
With a new look at contemporary, social innovation, a new path is being paved in the way that philanthropists can continue to dream big, yet remain small.
So, what's this all about?
Well, it's being dubbed a 'socially responsible' alternative route.
With such situational examples as profitable non-profits and go-green organizations, a look at more practical solutions to social problems is being suggested.
The idea is that words like "charity" keep society trapped in an 'outmoded concept' as told by Huffington Post's Bhaskar Chakravorti in response to TEDTalk's Dan Pallotta's reverse outlook in his talk titled, "The Way We Think About Charity Is Dead Wrong."
"They reek of patronage and keep us wedded to a legacy of religious dogma and guilt, and to a bygone era of patriarchs and robber barons," said Chakravorti.
Do you agree or disagree that 'charity' is an outdated word of philanthropy?