There has been much controversy recently around how we measure success in the not-for-profit sector. I really like this TED Talk by Dan Pallotta which challenges conventional thinking in this area and suggests that we: focus on the scale of charities dreams rather than the size of their overheads. His argument picks-up five aspects where charities face what he calls 'discrimination' against the expectations and standards we have for the private sector: #1 Compensation Pallotta argues that salaries and bonuses that are associated with 'doing well for yourself' appear to be almost without.