We Are All Ducks: Othering and Enlightened Self-Interest in the Nonprofit Sector (Fall 2019)

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Here the executive director of Rainier Valley Corps, Vu Le, challenges the notion of self-interest as inherently bad, asserting that all of us—nonprofits, donors, the communities being served—have equal stakes in how we experience the world. “Enlightened self-interest within the collective good is what will allow us to build our ideal world,” Le stresses, “not the patronizing notion of selflessness, pity for the ‘others,’ and old-school charity.” by Vu Le