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A award-winning civil rights attorney gives her personal account of receiving help from nonprofits as a child to developing one for children with special needs based on her personal experience with her son. Why do we call them non profits when we all profit? An award-winning civil rights attorney, a recurring cohost on The Emmy award winning daytime syndicated talk show “The Doctors” and a CNN legal commentator. She is also the founder and president of the Special Needs Network. Her latest book, Make It Rain, hits bookshelves in March 2018 This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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20 comments

  1. I give clothing sleeping bags personal hygiene items hammocks camping tent cell phones to survivors of Robert Hayden

  2. Good job Areva! I am so proud of you for helping 50,000 people and it just took the memory of your precious grandmother and the memory of the cheese and what the yummy cheese did for you!

  3. All this time I was hoping she was going to talk about how Rolex is a “non-profit” LOL

  4. So what you’re saying is just because they help people they can lie about taking money for themselves?

  5. Non profits are a tax funded racquet. See the hundreds of millions given to San Fran Cisco to solve the homeless problem why would they actually solve something that makes them rich. Tax payer funded raccquets

  6. Wow… she paints non-profits as being this amazing thing and does not point out the non-profit industrial complex and how she is making profit from her work. Makes it seem like “I’m making profit with my feelings, but don’t acknowledge that she does make profit from this” wild

  7. I honestly feel like I should be doing this instead of Getting paid to oppress the already poor people in private practice funny thing is I thought law school would help me make change I was so naive😑

  8. I love this ladys passion and im about to be running a life long non profit job as well.but from one mother to another i mostley want to say I have mildly vaxine damagded kids too but fortunately not as serious as autism .but I’d like everyone to know that autism is simply heavy metal poising from toxic vaccines.and there are many wonderful effective heavy metal detox and diet change protocols that can reverse the damage.provideing that you stop vaxing of course…so there is plenty of hope for these poor children ingerded by the greedy heartley big pharma…never give up autism is fixable.

  9. There is also the Tax savings by donating to your own organization. You also position yourself within the organization as an employee and profit from the donations of others. You set up your family within the organization as employees and they also benefit. Am I misunderstanding how this works?