“Why the world still needs nonprofits” – The Conversation

world needs nonprofits

“A recent article in The Atlantic highlighted a growing trend in economic aid of giving money directly to the needy, often without strings attached. It’s being fueled in part by the spread of smartphones, which make it a breeze to offer a few dollars to someone almost anywhere in the world – not just a person passed on the street.

“In addition, people have become frustrated with stories of nonprofits with high administrative overhead and excessive compensation packages. Meanwhile, advocates of direct payments claim giving cash – either direct from the pocket of a donor to an individual or via a nonprofit – is more effective at reducing poverty.”

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