Monday, October 26, 2009

Not In It For the Money

Interesting article at The Daily Beast on the differences between the for-profit and non-profit worlds:Gender Trouble at Non-Profits:

Society has two rulebooks; one for charity and one for the rest of the economy. This apartheid discriminates against the non-profit sector at every level.

Consider: The for-profit sector is free to pay competitive wages based on the value people produce, yet it’s considered unseemly for anyone to make money in charity. This forces our brightest young men and women to choose between doing well and doing good, and drives most of them, burdened by student debt, into for-profit careers.