"The people are revolting", goes the classic gag in Mel Brook's History of the World Part I. Well, they are certainly angry, distrustful and fed up.
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Traditionally, the "gold standard" of informed consent for participation in medical research entails that participants need to consent to every new research study, which means that they need to be contacted and re-consented each time.
The nonprofit marketplace doesn't exhibit the single most essential characteristic of a well-functioning market: open exchange of high-quality information that helps people make good decisions.
Don't yawn and click on another link -- administrative costs and overhead sound really boring, but they're critically important for nonprofit organizations and also for donors.
Most real-world decisions involve tradeoffs, and much corporate philanthropy lies somewhere between pure philanthropy and marketing.
Yes, any public benefit activity should be executed according to a plan. But I refute the assertion that philanthropists are the ones charged with designing a theory of change.
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