What's on TV: Saturday, August 11

Compass

ABC, 6pm

Beginning at a Sydney cocktail party, where three small non-profit organisations are pitching in person to wealthy potential donors, this Compass episode provides a glimpse of the competitive future of philanthropy.

Compass. Simon Reeves and Kumi. M Mag TV previews for 5th August 2018. Image supplied.

Compass. Simon Reeves and Kumi. M Mag TV previews for 5th August 2018. Image supplied.

All three groups, whether they feed the impoverished, help female refugees adapt, or shelter the victims of domestic violence, are grass roots-based and sustained by the dedication of volunteers, and you might wonder whether the benefits of possible funding outweigh the valuable time spent on presentations.

In documenting how the six-minute pitches are constructed you get a sense of how necessary these services are, and how worrying it is that they have to go cap in hand to the privileged. CM

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