Episode #1244 Scott Harrison: How charity: water Gave Giving Soul

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The interview video

Scott and Jenna discuss a decade of charity: water stories and the team’s life-changing impact reducing the water crisis from a billion people to 663 million. 


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Scott Harrison

Founder and CEO of charity: water View Full Profile

Learning Points

  • Scott’s trip on the Mercy Ship and how it inspired him to start charity: water- The water crisis has come down from a billion people to 663 million 
  • charity: water’s next decade and inviting more people into the story 
  • How charity: water is utilizing technology and social media to reach and inspire millions of people to take action; Take a look at their latest VR installation and learn about the team’s future plans 
  • How the water crisis falls on women and young girls and the drastic way having clean water changes their lives 
  • Storytelling at charity: water - “Stories bring out empathy in people. Statistics don't. These are true stories. We don’t need to exaggerate them.” 
  • Rachel’s Legacy - How a 9-year-old girl raised $1.3 million to impact the lives of over 37,770 people in Ethiopia 
  • charity: water's newest giving program The Spring: A network of supporters who are committed to making monthly donations to ensure that everyone on the planet has clean water (You can get involved here
  • Reflecting on Marion Wright Edelman’s insight: "Service is the rent we pay for being. It’s the very purpose of life, not just something we do in our spare time.” 
  • Scott’s favorite quote: “Do not be afraid of work that has no end.”