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5 Lessons Learned Over 10 Years With Scott Harrison From charity: water

Brady Josephson | Posted 10.28.2016 | Impact
Brady Josephson

This September, charity: water, a New York based nonprofit providing clean water in 24 countries, had their 10th birthday. I realize it's odd to talk ...

How to Change the World

Tony Woodcock | Posted 02.19.2017 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

Do you remember that time in your youth when you talked about changing the world? It seemed as though that was our one and only mission, to turn the s...

You Graduated... Now, What? (10 Steps to Building Your Life on Purpose)

Mark W. Guay | Posted 06.26.2016 | Education
Mark W. Guay

I watched as my students picked up their cap and gown and carried it in their arms like a newborn baby. I smiled, said a few last words of encouragement, then asked, "You graduated... now what?"

Julian Lennon's Artistic Horizons

Lauri Lyons | Posted 06.14.2015 | Arts
Lauri Lyons

I recently sat down with Julian to talk about his first visit to Africa, which is the subject of the Horizons exhibition at the Emmanuel Fremin Gallery.

Julian Lennon: I Wait for Things to Tell Me What to Do

Ioannis Pappos | Posted 05.13.2015 | Arts
Ioannis Pappos

Liverpool-born Julian Lennon had his exhibition, Horizon, opening this week at the Emmanuel Fremin Gallery in New York. It is an awareness-photography series, associated with his involvement in the Water and The White Feather Foundation initiative for Africa.

Reinventing the Non-Profit: An Interview w/ Scott Harrison from Charity : Water

Mark W. Guay | Posted 01.26.2015 | Impact
Mark W. Guay

Not too long ago, Scott sat in a limo w/ a bottle of fine liquor, a Rolex and an armful of "beautiful people." Major companies paid him mountains of cash just to be seen with their product in hand. From afar, it looked to many like he had it made.

This Charity Raised Enough Money In One Night To Help 60,000 People

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 12.18.2013 | Impact

Charity: water reminded us all that it's truly the season of abundance by raising major funds for those who go without the world's most basic need -- ...

100,000 Musicians Support Charities Through Music for Good

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

The charities love it, too. The musicians who choose to support them through Music for Good aren't just individual donors, they're megaphones through which the charity reaches fans and friends via the ReverbNation website, email and social media.

Lessons From Hubspot's Inbound 13

Chuck Melton | Posted 10.30.2013 | Small Business
Chuck Melton

If most people are honest with themselves, the most joyful moments in their life are a result of giving. "It is better to give than receive." Remember our parents telling us this. Of course, we may have been skeptical in our younger more self-centered days, but it is absolutely true.

Top 5 Takeaways From the First Big Kansas City

Jason Grill | Posted 06.09.2013 | Small Business
Jason Grill

Four hundred plus individuals came together to hear stories of innovation from nearly 20 leading speakers, and to build lasting relationships within the regional and national community to move entrepreneurship forward.

Water Changes Everything

Bryan Elliott | Posted 05.06.2013 | Impact
Bryan Elliott

"Almost a billion people live without clean drinking water. We call this the water crisis. It's a crisis because it only starts with water -- but water affects everything in life. We can end the water crisis in our lifetime. But first we have to let everyone know it's happening."

The New Nonprofit Is Transparent, Open, And Engaged

Rachael Chong | Posted 02.16.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Beth Kanter, whose blog is a clearinghouse for information on how organizations can use new technology for good, is rethinking how a nonprofit acts in the digital world.

How the Founder of Charity: Water Went From Packing Clubs to Building Wells

Rachael Chong | Posted 02.09.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Scott Harrison talks about his crisis of faith and a journey that took him from a debaucherous world of club promotion to becoming a powerful force for clean water in Africa.

Google Gives $23 Million To Charities To Spur Innovation, Help Girls And Minority Students

Amy Neumann | Posted 02.03.2013 | Impact
Amy Neumann

Nonprofits have longed for years to have access to the best technology. Often, even the best of ideas have challenges when technology is involved, whether it's a technical or a funding issue. That's where the newly-announced Global Impact Awards come in.

The 10 Most Generous Social Media Mavens

Rachael Chong | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Rachael Chong

Why are some people seemingly hard-wired for compassion, while others hardly notice suffering? Is generosity the by-product of a virtuous upbringing, a quality we learn primarily through early observation?

5x5x5: Scott Harrison On The Success Of Charity: Water

Posted 11.16.2012 | Impact

In partnership with the Social Innovation Summit, we're running a weekly series called 5x5x5 -- 5 Leaders, 5 Sectors, 5 Questions. Five guests from a ...

Mom Sees Dead Daughter's Dream To Build Wells In Africa Come True

Posted 07.23.2012 | Impact

Rachel Beckwith never lived to see her birthday wish to bring clean water to Africa come true. But her mother and thousands of those in need soon will...

Social Good Stars -- Charity:Water's Scott Harrison

Amy Neumann | Posted 09.10.2012 | Impact
Amy Neumann

Scott Harrison is well-known worldwide as the charismatic founder and CEO of charity: water. But the story of how charity: water came to be is quite unique. It's not often that such a colorful, inspiring, paradigm-shifting story happens.

An Evolved Take on Psychology, Brands and Poverty

Auren Kaplan | Posted 03.17.2012 | Impact
Auren Kaplan

I want people to understand how they are exactly the same as the person in the slum. In that uniquely human way, they are no better and no worse than them -- they are the same.

UPDATE: After Death, Girl's Raises Over $1 Million For Charity:Water

Posted 03.21.2012 | Impact

Updated Aug. 12, 3:56 p.m. Rachel Beckwith didn’t live to see her birthday wish, but more than 50,000 people in need of clean water will, now tha...

Water: A Global Crisis For Almost A Billion People

Scott Harrison | Posted 06.21.2011 | Impact
Scott Harrison

For Earth Day, we teamed up with Jonathan Jarvis and Kristen Bell to create a simple film on how water changes everything for people in need. Help us make this Earth Day all about water.

Charity: Water Gala Raises More Than $ 1 Million for Clean Water Crisis

Maria Russo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Maria Russo

charity: water's founder, Scott Harrison, pointed to 45 glowing light bulbs jutting from three sponsor boards marked with the names of the countries he had just advocated for during his passionate speech. A total of $470,000 was successfully raised - an amount that would provide 19,300 people with clean water.

Charity: Water-Less, but Defiant

Jennifer Simckowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jennifer Simckowitz

Today charity: water is drilling again -- this time in a nearby Bayaka village. They haven't given up and I don't believe we'll see any white flags as long as Scott keeps doing what's he doing, as one of the most exciting Change Agents of our time.

The Little GREEN Town That Could

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

The residents of Nederland, Colo. came together to build the Carousel of Happiness. Working together, town residents created a living piece of American history.

Help Us Give Clean Water to Our First Million People

Scott Harrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Scott Harrison

In the spirit of solving enormous problems, charity: water wants to step it up this September and provide our first million people with clean and safe drinking water.