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Charity Water: Run By Former NYC Club Promoter, Built Like a Startup

Mr. Harrison

It’s hard to find a more social media-savvy philanthropic organization than Charity Water, whose good deeds are often being tweeted by the same folks who finance startups and launch tech companies. Over at Bits today, Nick Bilton interviews founder and CEO Scott Harrison about the non-profit’s tech bona fides.

Mr. Harrison, a former club promoter who used to make a living “selling people $16 drinks and $300 bottles of vodka,” got the idea for Charity Water, which provides clean and safe drinking water to people in the developing world, after living in Liberia with a group of humanitarian and surgeons.

The tech connection came very early on in the non-profit’s history.  Read More