Scott Harrison: Disrupting Traditional Charity | Founder Story of Charity: Water
40 percent of Americans don’t trust charity. So when Scott Harrison set out to solve the water crisis, he decided to take ‘radical transparency’ to the next level, using technology, social media, and beautiful storytelling. About Scott Harrison: Scott Harrison is Founder and CEO of charity: water, a water aid charity bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. In ten years, with the help of more than one million donors worldwide, charity: water has raised over $225 million and funded over 21,000 water projects in 24 countries. About Founders Pledge: Founders Pledge is a global community of founders and investors who've committed to donate a small percentage of their personal proceeds to social causes post-exit. We host regular events connecting the worlds best entrepreneurs to social thought leaders, exploring the most pressing topics at the intersection of technology and philanthropy.
Founder & CEO of charity: water
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Scott spent almost ten years as a nightclub promoter in New York City before leaving to volunteer on a hospital ship off the coast of Liberia, West Africa, as a volunteer photo journalist. Returning home to New York City two years later, he founded the non-profit organization, charity: water, in 2006. Turning his full attention to the global water crisis and the world’s 663 million people without clean water to drink, he created public installations and innovative online fundraising platforms to spread international awareness of the issue.