TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, initially bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment and Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader.
We selected five TED Talks focusing on different aspects of philanthropy to provide you with food for thought.
Dan Pallotta challenges the way we think about charity, whereas Michael Norton focuses on how philanthropy is related to happiness. Amanda Palmer explores the art of asking, whereas Peter Singer sorts out the conditions under which altruism can be effective. Last but not least, Melinda Gates discusses Coca Cola as an example for nonprofit organizations.