My #SocialGood Favorite of Day 1

Day One of the Social Good Summit was pretty awesome. From an awesome talk by Ted Turner which left the crowd laughing and nodding their heads, to thoughtful talks by people from USAID and the State Department.

But, I’d have to say my favorite was seeing Scott Harrison on stage. If you’ve been following my work for a while this probably comes as no surprise. I’ve been a fan of Charity: Water for a while now.

Charity: Water works on a very different model than most NGOs. They track where every dollar goes so you know exactly what you funded and, unless you specifically ask to do so, they will never use your donation to pay for their salaries or marketing overhead.

I had a chance to sit down with Scott 1-on-1 and ask him about his model, how they have quantitative data that shows their work has made an impact, and how raising overhead separately still means that good aid and development costs money to be done right.

1 Response to “My #SocialGood Favorite of Day 1”


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    Dear Charity Water:I would like to share with you a more effective way of spending Charity Water dollars! An investment into waterless compost toilets that will save the community a lot of water and energy. This will keep their water pure and recycle their defecation. Please take a couple of minutes to read more here: http://compostingtoilet.org/compost_toilets_explained/index.php and watch the video here: http://blog.sustainablog.org/2011/08/waterless-toilet/ 

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