Scott Harrison:

This Is Not Your Mother's Charity

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www.iamecowarrior.com in partnership with http://www.youtube.com/charitywater Former Manhattan nightclub promoter Scott Harrison founded the non-profit charity: water in 2006 following a two-year missionary trip to Liberia during which he learned that 80% of all diseases in developing nations are attributable to unsafe water and poor sanitation. One hundred percent of public donations to charity: water directly fund water projects such as building wells and sanitation facilities in 19 countri...

www.iamecowarrior.com in partnership with http://www.youtube.com/charitywater Former Manhattan nightclub promoter Scott Harrison founded the non-profit charity: water in 2006 following a two-year missionary trip to Liberia during which he learned that 80% of all diseases in developing nations are attributable to unsafe water and poor sanitation. One hundred percent of public donations to charity: water directly fund water projects such as building wells and sanitation facilities in 19 countries and growing. A humanitarian and CEO, Harrison's goal is to bring clean water to 100 million people by 2020. Transcript -- Scott Harrison: It's interesting, we are a charity; we are a full-fledged nonprofit, but we behave nothing like one. And I wasn't really--when I tried to start it I wanted to reinvent charity, the word social entrepreneurship I had never heard until four years ago. I knew that charities like kind of were lame, I didn't want it to look like my parents' charity, like my grandparents' charity. So we've operated this like a start-up. Go fast, scale, I mean, our problem is so massive. As we talk about serving people we are shooting for the hundreds of millions, and we'd like to solve this problem in our lifetime, which takes 100 billion dollars, etc. So it's been interesting to see the space and a lot of my friends are kind of mixing for-profit but also with a philanthropic arm to it. I think we are all nonprofit, like all of our shareholders are people getting clean water. And nobody here gets rich. It's kind of different than the typical scenario. All of our money goes, in fact, all of our money, 100 percent of the public's money always goes to the projects. And we kind of scrap to pay the staff of 25, to run the business from a separate smaller group of visionary investors. www.iamecowarrior.com Find your eco Solution Directed by Roger Moenks

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