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Oct 20, 2023

"It's time for greatness -- not for greed. It's a time for idealism -- not ideology. It is a time not just for compassionate words, but compassionate action." --Marian Wright Edelman

How Greed Could Save the World

What if all this time weve been greedy for the wrong things? What if the work we're doing to solve the world's problems is destined to stay small and ultimately fail? In this talk, filled with gripping stories and humbling experiences, Hawah Kasat, an award-winning community organizer and leader, explores some of the deep illusions behind the social sector. In a world that is crumbling between our fingers, is it possible that traditional non-profits are actually distracting us from solving the underlying problems that make them needed in the first place? Hawah invites us to reflect more deeply on whether we are spending our time and energy effectively. As non-profits struggle to gather the sparse resources provided to them through philanthropies, Hawah askswhat if we fundamentally rethink what non-profits and businesses look like? What if we start with the premise that helping a few struggling people when millions are suffering is not good enough? What if we get more greedy and stop being content with anything less than lasting, systems-level change? If we want to solve the biggest global problems well have to unite all sectors of society and dare to become a different type of greedy!


Get "greedy" for kindness, for peaceful communication, for justice and for love. Do something today to make a difference. Don't settle for tomorrow!