Friday’s Excerpt from #UncharitableBook
"Moreover, there is an unintentional cruelty at work in the demand for charities to be more effective. It is a bit of the blood-from-a-stone syndrome. How can charities become more effective overall if we won’t let them use the tools everyone else in the economic world uses as the fundamental basis for effectiveness? It is no blessing to throw a charity a million dollars to achieve a result and then tell it that it must apply the same set of seventeenth-century rules that have heretofore left it incapable of achieving the result in the first place. The demand for a crop won’t produce anything if you deny a man a plow. It doesn’t matter if we change what we’re measuring. If we don’t change the rules, charities will never be able to measure up."
"Uncharitable," page 11