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Scott Harrison, Charity Water & Running a Nonprofit | #AskGaryVee Episode 210

Scott Harrison, Charity Water & Running a Nonprofit | #AskGaryVee Episode 210


– On this episode, we come to
Charity: Water and get deep. (hip hop music) – [Gary] You ask questions, and I answer them. This is The #AskGaryVee Show. – Hey everybody,
this is Gary Vay-ner-chuk and this is episode 210 of
The #AskGaryVee Show. I’m excited about
this one, India. – [India] Mhmmm. – We’ve a phenomenal guest, dear friend of mine
for a very long time. I know a lot of you in the
Vayner Nation will know the organization and this fine
looking gentleman as well. But Scott for all the people at
home that don’t know, who are you and then tell us
a little bit about where we are and what you do and then
India we will get into the show. Hope everybody had a
wonderful weekend. I’m feeling good. It’s a nice day in New York. – Sure, man. Charity: Water based here
in Tribeca in New York City. We’ve been at it for about 10
years trying to make sure every single person on
Earth drinks clean water. And unfortunately,– – [Gary] And for people
that are undereducated– – Yeah. – like I used to before we ran
into each other, how many of those people exist that
don’t have clean water? – So there are 663 million
people living around the world without access to clear water. So, it’s about one in every
10 or 11 people on the planet. Yeah, this is a
challenging issue because no one faces this
problem here. Our kids don’t
drink dirty water. Our moms don’t
walk 8 hours with 40 pounds of nasty
water on her back. It is a really
foreign problem to us. But it’s real. It exists and it affects
about a 10th of the planet. – And when did Charity: Water
begin? And why? – Almost 10 years ago.
– Okay. – On my 31st
birthday in September. September 7th so we’re coming
up on our 10th anniversary. It began because
I saw this problem. You and I actually grew up
very close to each other. – Hunterdon County, baby. – I moved to the
city at 18 or 19. Rebelling against the
very conservative Christian upbringing and I have found
my way into nightlife so I basically lost a decade. – He’s gonna underplay this. This guy is a legend
amongst legend in that world. – So I got people drunk for 10
years and got very, very good at the velvet rope and the one-way
glass and the great DJs and all the right
people at the party. Had picked up pretty much every
vice you can imagine short of a heroine after a decade of
partying and just kind of hit bottom at the top. Realized that I had become
the worst person I knew. I was morally bankrupt. – You were unable
to look around and say that guy
is worse than me. – No, that is actually true. I was the worst guy.
People don’t believe this. I have to go find old footage and I find these old emails sometimes that I wrote and
I’m just like what an a. Like what a jerk I was. I remember once I mean this
really, this is horrible someone delivered food once
whatever version I think it was Cosmo.com back in the day.
– Yes. – And someone delivered
something and they asked me to sign it and I didn’t, they
didn’t have a pen and I spent like five minute yelling at
them for not having a pen. – Right. – There’s only one thing that you need to do
which is bring a pen. I was that guy. – You got to a real bad place.
– I got to a really bad place. – And by hitting bottom you
sprung up to a totally different version of yourself. – Big life change. Came back the faith but
really interested in service and service to the poor
and kind of living the opposite values that I was living my life of
selfishness and decadence. I made a radical change,
I sold everything I owned down to my DVD collection. I put it up on a lot
in eBay like 1500 DVDs. – Yep. Which is big back then kids.
– You know? – Give up all your apps. – I even had multiples. And then I wound up imagining
what with the opposite of my life look like and that
would be service to the poor. Serving someone
else except myself. – I’m going to jump in here for
just for a second in the context of the business show and a lot
of you that are, this man helped me change the way I viewed, I’ll never forget it,
told me, “Gary, you’re going “to be the kind of guy
who’s going to do really “well and that when you’re older
years you’re going to deploy “that wealth and do good things. “Why don’t you just
start doing it now?” Completely changed,
not only the way that I give but a lot of things in my life. Very few people have been
able to penetrate me and change me in any way, you guys
hear that all the time. I even talk bout my parents’ lack of ability to
at times to do that. What I find most fascinating
about that and this is for all of you entrepreneurs and
hustlers because I know you watch the skills that made him
the best at getting the hottest models and the best bottles and
the best places and the best DJs he has been able to bring that
marketing, that charisma, that operations skills
to a world of good. And I have been blown
away and intrigued. That’s why also got involved
in PoP, Pencils of Promise, and other things. Show me people that have the
skills that would work in the profit sector and deploy them in the nonprofit, cause, NGO whatever you want to call it
sector and you’ll show me a place that I’m
more intrigued by. Because it’s got that entrepreneurial-DNA-
hustler-ship. Watching you navigate over the
last decade, getting the people together that have become
involved in this organization it’s all the same skills that so
many of your trying to attract to deploy success for yourselves
and for the ones that are watching like myself that
you’ve gotten into a place where maybe you’ve
scratched some of those itches and you want to do other things with your life now whether that
is for cause or things of that nature, for your
family members, whoever. Understanding deploying that
same energy and DNA against the new mission at hand. I’ve watched you build this
organization from afar with your amazing team and so many of
the tactics, the strategies, the executions are predicated on
things that are tried and true in entrepreneur land and
nightclub culture and things of that nature. – It was storytime. For 10 years, I told the story
that your life had meaning if you got past the velvet rope and
you were sitting with the pretty girls and the pretty boys and you
were popping $500 of champagne or at a table where
that was happening. – Yes. – That was the wrong story for
my life and took me to a very dark place and
I’ve been fortunate to be able tell a different story. That if you are generous,
if you are compassionate, if you show empathy for others, if you live your life
in service and your time and your talent and your
money in the service of others then your life has more meaning. And that you find freedom actually outside of
the selfishness. When you serve others there is a
freedom that comes with that and I was fortunate to
find my way out. So long story short, I sell
everything I try to apply to a humanitarian organizations and
of course no one will take me because they’re serious people.
– Yes. – These are serious
people with suits and degrees. And they’ve come out of huge
UN agencies and the World Bank. So I can not get a volunteer
job and then finally one organization said if I paid them
$500 a month and I was willing to go live in Liberia on a
hospital ship, I could volunteer. And I was very fortunate to
see that I could turn the 15,000 people in my club list that I
gotten drunk for a decade and just tell them a new story
and they wanted to help. So I’m running around with
a camera talking about the problems that we’re seeing,
the people that were sick, the intervention of these doctors
who were transforming lives and then I stumbled up
this water problem. Where we saw
sickness everywhere. Doctors were leaving their
vacations behind and instead coming to operate and take care
of sick people in Liberia but yet half the country
didn’t have clean water. I’m like well if 50% of the
people in the country are drinking from swamps and ponds
and rivers, how come no one is talking about this? How come the biggest water only
organization in the country 10 years ago was raising
$15 million a year. – Yep.
– I found water through health. I later learned it
impacts education, it impacts the local economy, it gives time back to women. Water is this amazing, amazing
foundational thing but at the time it’s just like people are
going to be sick if they are drinking dirty water. And in fact 53% of all disease throughout the developing world is because bad water
and lack of toilets. So you get to play doctor to half of the sick
people in the world. It was a compelling
issue for me. And still at it 10 years later.
– I’m proud of you, brother. You’ve done some
really great work. We’ll get into more of that work
but India I think for the people that are looking for some
questions and answers that have hit us up on Facebook,– – Let me just say on your idea
for people that are listening, that idea of giving
while you’re building it– – Yes.
– It’s traditional model. It’s the Buffett model. Make all this money and then in your old wise
age give it all away. – Yes.
– The fun that he missed out on. He’s probably having
fun now watching Gates spend some of his money. You get to live vicariously
through all these organizations that you support.
– Yep. – And I know you’ve also
supported with thought capital and I’ve asked you for
introductions before. So even more the money. I mean I would encourage anyone
listening to find something, you don’t have
to write a huge check but don’t wait until the end. Because the world
is a better place– – For a small percentage that
have been successful the money is easier part. The social equity of passing on
a relationship, the sitting and planning and strategizing and
having drinks and navigating how you’re
navigating through the organization those
of the real things. India, let’s get into
this very important show. – Very important.
– Yes. – First one from Taylor. – [Voiceover] Taylor asks,
“What’s been the biggest key in “establishing
Charity: Water story? “How have you been able
to connect so well?” – Oh man, I think the biggest
key was understanding what people thought was wrong
about charities. And I think that’s true
for a lot of entrepreneurs. They start and say what
problem am I trying to solve? – I apologize for a lot of
people and there are so many youngsters and these are things
that maybe you just aren’t aware of one of the things that people
start really worrying about is wait a minute if I give a dollar why is the cause only
getting $.14. – Yep. – Why is the thing only getting
$.31 and you start unwinding, wait a minute, big
salaries, bureaucracy, politics, kickbacks. Really gnarly stuff and that
is absolutely, take it from somebody who came from very
little when you work your face off to amass what you have if
you’re giving it away to things you really want to feel good
about where it’s going and a lot of people struggled
with that and I said that was an absolute pillar for you guys. – And that was
problem number one. So 42% of Americans
don’t trust charity. Think about that. We have this amazing
heritage as this giving country. – We are the giving country. – But almost half the people that could give don’t
trust the system. And it’s all around money. So that was really
problem number one. – I don’t trust the
mainstream system. – And a lot of people don’t. – I actually have said this,
I actually think you and two or three others biggest impact ever is that you guys have become the cool versions for the next
generation and every kid growing up right now wants to have
an organization that’s more transparent and that you guys
will all solve and tackle and move the ball in your causes
but your impact on all the 13 to 22-year-olds right now
that look up to three or four organizations are the most
progressive, that you have been at the forefront of, I think your impact
is far greater on what you do to the entire
landscape of NGOs then just the
mission you have here. – Well, that was the vision. The beginning was
to reinvent charity. So most people just know
us through the mission– – Yep. – and I believe those
are very different. The mission is to give
clean drinking water. Make sure there’s a day when
we are not doing this interview talking about water. All of our kids, who are about
the same age, are growing up. – Solve it. Next. – My team is not coming in to
their school showing pictures of kids drinking nasty water. That’s the mission. But you’re right the vision
was to do charity differently. Charity is a virtue. There’s a lot of talk these
days about good businesses. – Right. – There is a role and a place
for pure philanthropic capital. There are companies out there
that are trying to solve the water crisis through
selling bottled water. They sell at $2.30 bottle of
water and five cents goes. Okay? It’s better to just get a bunch
of people to give five cents instead of buying the water. I believe there’s
a place for it. – Like every model you have
certain people that start with a good mission at hand
where buy one, give one and then every huckster comes along and here I want
to raise $15 million for my umbrella company. Gary, good
news for everybody who buys an umbrella I’m going to give
an umbrella to some kid that doesn’t need it. It becomes
tactics over religion. – But that was it. 100% of the public’s money would
be the way we’d solve it. We would go find a group of
visionary people who didn’t distrust charity and we can
get fund the staff and the operations that
we would have. That’s a group
of 110 people today, many who have been on your show. I know you and your wife have
been long-term supporters of that but it is a very
simple model: there are two bank accounts. 110 people pay
for the overhead, 1 million people have been
able to give in a pure way. So we say you don’t trust where
the money’s going how about this: 100% of your money, we
even pay back credit card fees. This costs us hundreds of
thousands of dollars a year so if someone were to give $100
bucks on their Amex because Lizzie and I you can give your
$17 and every one of them and I’m not joking and every
one of those pennies goes– – And we don’t get 17. We get $16.81.
– Yeah. – We actually take your
money to make up the difference. So that every dollar
can go to the field. – Don’t steal
those 19 cents, DRock. – We just try to connect people
to the impact that was having. Because money was not fungible.
– Yes. – These bank accounts were
separate and they were audited separately we
could track dollars. So I could say to a kid, to your
daughter, she did a birthday campaign, she can see actual
photos and GPS of those wells. – Before we go here and
I need to move this along. The birthday campaign. I don’t want to miss it
before we get into it. This was a monumental thing from afar from a
marketing standpoint. – We got lucky.
We stumbled into it. – But instead of giving the full
story you can look this up and Google it but give
them at least what it is. – People instead of throwing a
party or accepting gifts because we have enough crap
and we get stuff we don’t even need
for our birthday. And we don’t
really need parties. – It’s your 33rd birthday,– – you donate it and you
ask your age in dollars. 33-year-olds ask for $33. – Right so you ask your homies,
you send an email, put up social media posts instead of
getting me a gift, give $33. – And seven-year-olds
as for seven dollars and 89-year-olds ask for $89. This has helped a
million people get water. – I was just going to say,
what has been the impact of this campaign? – The average for person raises
$1,000 from 15 of their friends. So as an idea a million
birthdays could be billion dollars for clean water. – Right because not everybody gives just $33 on
their 33rd birthday. – Some add zero,
some give $3.30. – Great.
– Every dollar goes in– – Who’s the first
person to do it? – So I was birthday number
one on my 32nd but then this seven-year-old kid in Austin
starts knocking on doors and he raises 22 grand. And then like holy crap. And then Jack Dorsey
did three birthdays. And Will Smith
did their birthday. – And away we went. – And away we went and
89-year-olds No-No Nguyen gave up her 89th birthday and wrote a mission
statement and said, “You know, I’d like other people
to have chance to turn 89.” It’s a really beautiful idea. Our birthdays can help people
actually have more birthdays. You can actually pledge
charitywater.org/birthdays/. – Link it up. – Even if your birthday
is a year from now. You’ve done them,
I’ve done seven now. Your kid’s done one. It’s a great thing. – [India] Half birthdays.
– Half birthdays, I like that. – Yeah, I’m 26 and a half–
– and you raise on $26.50? – Yeah.
– Done. DRock, book it. – [India] Actually this segues to the next question
from Clayton. – [Voiceover] Clayton asks, “What should people look for
in a charity to know that “donations are going
to a good cause?” – Let’s go very utilitarian
here because I got a hard stop. – Go to CharityNavigator.org. – This I love. Go ahead.
CharityNavigator.org. – You can check out a charity,
however overhead is I would go to Charity Navigator and then I
would read Dan Pallotta’s work. – And Dan’s main book?
– Is “Uncharitable.” So there’s two things, you get
the numbers of how a charity spends it’s money– – And you can create more
cynicism by reading the book. – You get a different view
reading the book saying that overhead is not bad and
that we made overhead back. We have overhead
110 people cover it. – Got it. – Then looking at how
much of your money what we push for
is transparency. I’m happy to give to a charity
where $.25 of my dollar might go to a smart team
running good programs. I don’t want 50% of my dollar. I don’t want my
90% of my dollar. – Let me ask you this.
– But I want to know. – Let’s take this tact
since it’s slippery slope. You know me
very, very well. If I said I’m the marketing
genius of a generation but I need the other 17, I need DRock and he’s fancy now he
makes movies. I need $.50 but I’m going to
kill it you think you can wrap your head around that? In theory you could, right? – Dan Pallotta would
and that is one camp that says 50% is fine. – You’re so close to it but that
feels so aggressive but at some level I guess the energy of it
could be, the punch line is if you can feel
that the overhead actually justifies
the mission at hand– – But that’s it. So the transparency is
what we are pushing for. So you might be willing to
write $100,000 check and have 50 grand go.
– Yes. – The problem is some many people
don’t know how money’s handled. – That’s right. – But I may not be or maybe
you and I are both willing. Maybe India you’re
like $.50 is too much. That’s the only thing that
we have been pushing for. I’m not telling people
to adopt the 100% model. It works for us–
– Because you’re able– – the problem I was
trying to solve. – Well members that
have covered your raise. – That’s right. And people gived
for the first time. I hear it all the time this is the first charitable gift
I’ve ever made my life. I just heard it last
week someone on Twitter. Made the first charitable gift
of my life, A, that’s a little sad but that’s the kind of
person I want who doesn’t trust. – I would argue it’s not sad. I think back to that 42%. I was a grown man with a lot of
thoughts and a very decent dude when we sat, forget about Omaha,
downstairs, me, you and Sacca at that pool place and you said
that statement and it was right. – Now you have
schools in your name. And seriously, you’ve been
able to impact the world. – And not only that to be honest
with you, I’ve been able to impact other
things, not just this. Sit on boards and
do other things. It changed the way
that I thought about it. In the same way that it is
my hope and dream that a 28-year-old hustler right now
who’s made a couple bucks doing Snapchat filters ’cause he got
my advice 40 episodes ago to do that says you know what I’m good
at donate $28 right now and give away my 29th birthday.
Or whatever. And by the way I don’t judge,
you do what you want to do. You want to be 90 and
never give a dollar. Everybody does what they do.
– You’re missing out. You can really have, it’s
fun. It’s a blessing to give. We were taught this growing up. You get to live vicariously
through all of the good, your time and
your money is doing. It doesn’t need to
be Charity: Water. – I get it. – It’s a blast. – It’s a blast. Go ahead, India. – [Voiceover] Melissa asks,
“I do work in Uganda. “After clean water is creating “sustainable jobs the best
way to see impact?” – I think they’re a bunch of
pillars people need food,– – You believe once
water is drilled it opens up the whole gamut. – I do but jobs are
incredibly important. Shelter is important. Food is important. Health is important. We’ve just started with water
because I get to touch jobs. We hear these amazing stories of
women who will use the time back in their day specifically Ashley
in Uganda sometimes and they will sell rice at the market,
they’ll sell peanuts. I was in Zambia– – By the way, we’re going very
quickly here, it’s how we roll. That’s how this show rolls. I know my audience
guys when he says, gals when he says time back these are women who would walk three
hours because an hour there, 30 minutes, 20 minutes
to scoop up the crap water. Brown. Brown. And then walk back. – 40 billion hours are wasted
just in Africa collecting water. We need to talk the workforce. They did a study, 88-page study
out of the UN, every $1 invested in water and sanitation makes
the community 4-8 times richer. It yields $4-8. Jobs are incredibly
important and that’s one of the things that’s attractive to us about water because
without the time. – What’s her name?
– [India] Her name is Melissa. – Melissa, thanks
for the work you do. – Yeah.
– Yeah. Awesome, lets move it. – [India] I have one more. – [Voiceover] Nayeli asks,
“What’s the best way to “fundraise for a church that is
also a community center with “limited resources?” – All right so let’s break
out of our thing and go more holistic.
– Yeah. – One more time? What’s the best
way for a church– – [India] For a church that is
also a community center with very limited resources? – The best church campaign that
ever happened was, I don’t know what kind of church she goes
to but this was a pretty young hipster pastor in Seattle and he
was trying to show his community that they actually
weren’t over religious. So he threw a keg party. He got a local band and he
created a smoking section outside the church and
they raised over $500,000. ‘Cause the community wouldn’t
necessarily have given to the church but he actually
chose us because we were not a
faith-based charity. He chose to make a statement and
say our church community we care about the world,
we care about clean water. What we don’t need to
do it with the strings. We don’t need to do
it with an agenda. That message resonated powerful
with the Seattle community. One of things now we’re trying
to get entire churches to donate the birthday of every
single person in the church. Same thing. Your friends Gary’s not going to
give to my church community but he would give to my
clean water campaign. It’s a great way to kind of
reach outside the walls and build bridges. – I think it comes down and it
was brought up right from the beginning. It’s storytelling right? What is your
community care about? What is going to
compel them to donate? You understand the context of
the people that are part of the church community and you need to
understand the people that are outside the community and I
still believe in the context of the show and there’s many ways
but in the context of this show I think getting very aggressive
around Snapchat and becoming the best Snapchat player in a small
town in South Carolina as a church and then going to the
local newspaper to write an article about how this church
is doing Snapchat better than anybody it’s always using new
mediums that give awareness to your mission at
hand through your execution of that storytelling. And so whether it’s Snapchat or
something else live streaming on Facebook Live
for 72 straight hours, something that everybody in the world is talking about use that platform to get you awareness over
what you’re doing. – We had a fundraiser run a
campaign where he listened to Nickelback for
seven straight days, day and night. He went to
sleep with headphones on. He raised $35,000 in
sympathy from the community. I would totally agree with that. We gave our Snapchat to a team
in Berlin a few days ago who did a takeover of Charity: Water’s
Snapchat and they were running marathons and banging
on yellow Jerry cans. Stuff that we would
have never thought of. They were spray painting
Jerry cans, creating art, creating content. – I know I’ve gotta run and
I know you’ve got to run but in the last two minutes,
what’s that? – [India] You’re fine.
– Okay. In the last couple of minutes
here what do we not cover for the Vayner Nation to know
about you, Charity: Water? – Ten years, you know,
we’re getting reflective. We’ve held 6.1 million
people out of 660 million. We’re about 1% of
the global problem. – Is that crippling to you? Since India said we
have a minute or two. I’m sitting here thinking about
I’m very fortunate because I’ve been close enough to watch and
we don’t hang out every day but I’m watching, right? Boy you have hustled and for
me to say you have hustled,– – 96 flights. – To me that’s a very difficult
place to go for me to like put one on I respect your hustle
that’s hard for me to go there. I really respect your hustle. For as hard as you grind, for as many conversations, selling people one by one. Selling the story.
Biz deving. How many flights a year?
– Did almost 100. 96. – And these are not
like what I do. Like, “Hey, let
me go to Atlanta.” – We’ve never bought a business class ticket in the
history of the organization. – I really watch from afar and
very honestly and this a good opportunity for me
to say this publicly. You did such a good job selling
me my level of cynicism started off was like when’s the other shoe
going to drop, right? We’ve talked about
this on a personal level. I get it from the
business advice. – And then I started having
kids and then we’re good. – It was interesting to watch. For as hard as you’ve hustled, for as talented as you’ve done for all these crazy names that
have been associated for all the big impacts the charity events, the Gala in the different ways you’ve done it, you know, boy, for everybody
who is watching that I say, “Patience, patience,
patience,” it’s gotta be a little bit disheartening that you’re a
decade in and 1% of the problem. I don’t believe knowing how
ambitious you are and optimistic as I am as well.
– That that’s good enough. – I don’t think you would’ve sat
there 10 years ago if we were buddies from Hunterdon
and I said, “Bro, weird thing I’m a genie. “In 10 years we’re gonna be
sitting with India and DRock and “I’m going to tell
you, you crushed it. “You gone as hard as you thought
you wanted to go and great news, “you’ve moved the
needle by 1%.” – So it’s tough. I actually appreciate that you
ask this because most people take the other tact. And they say, “Did you have any ideas you
would be so successful? “Did you have any idea guys
from a cold start would raise a “quarter of $1 billion from “1 million people who
didn’t trust charity?” “Scott, you’ve transformed
19,000 communities, “your community has. “You’ve been a catalyst in
19,000 communities, “in 24 countries
and 6.1 million lives.” And I was like, “Dude,
I thought we’d be 10X.” I thought it would be 50 million people
served by now. It’s hard. As we said in the beginning it’s
hard to get people to care, bro. (laughter) It’s hard. – You’re right.
– It’s not in your face. Your kids aren’t
drinking dirty water. Your mom never
walked eight hours. These people live
thousands of miles away. You’re not selling them product. They are not useful. The poorest people, trapped in
the water crisis are not useful. They’re not going
to buy our products. – Let me ask you
a crazy question. Another thing that
nobody would ask you. I’m sitting here and I’m
listening and then I’m also thinking about all the
emails that I get every day. Emails that I’m on welfare. I owe $400,000
for student loans. My dad died last week
and I have to provide. I get some pretty gnarly emails. – I’m sure you give
to a lot of them. – Yeah but that’s
actually not where I’m going. I’m sitting here and thinking
they’re watching this and they’ve got their own problems.
– Mhmmm. – I sometimes think about the
people that are less fortunate in my inner circle. Friends I grew up with.
College buddies. Relatives. This is a really funny question, I love doing what I do in a very narrow world with far more
vanity and less nobleness than what you are up to. No question because I love the
way it makes me feel by making less money but making, somebody emailing
me and saying, “You’ve made my
business life better.” I get a high from that. Do you believe and this is where
I am poking at the audience, a lot of people don’t have a lot
of money, a lot of people are in debt yet they’re very
comfortable buying a $600 iPhone while still in
that circumstance. Just true.
Let’s call it what it is. Do you think it’s actually
innately human to not be wired, this a really serious question
for me and I’m curious from your perspective and I don’t believe
you actually have the answer I want your opinion. Do you think people are
inherently, not selfish because I would say that’s wrong, but do
you think people don’t get off or get a high from giving? Because I do and I know
it’s my biggest advantage. I actually think I have all my
things because I was blessed with the DNA of
the high of giving. I say 51/49 in
business all the time. I genuinely want the leverage
and the feeling of giving more than getting in return
because I’m good. Do you think that that is a
actual human hardwiring that most people they’re
like cool whatever bro. You’re right it’s not my face
and you don’t know my problems. I need escapism, I’m going to
buy Netflix instead of helping some kid I don’t know in a
country that I don’t care about. – I think selfishness is
easier in the default. Being a dad now
seeing how selfish my little human being is. And kind of training him about
sharing and patience all these like they’re muscles
have to work. However, I think the more you
give the more you want to give. It unlocks something. We talk here about
getting addicted to giving. You start giving to us, then
you started giving to Pencils. – That’s it. – Then you started
giving other stuff. You’re like wait, this is fun. Now, I can give some time. Now, I can give some connections. It’s one of those things
and is not about the money. There people watching that might
be able to give five dollars. – It’s the energy. – What I’ve been amazed by some
of the people in the greatest need are the most generous and that is what perplexed me. We did a campaign early
on with Saks Fifth Avenue. It was a very simple idea. Right, women come in and buy
$5,000 handbags let’s also get them to sponsor water projects. – You thought this was
going to be a home run. – It was, however, what was the
most inspiring thing that Sachs wound up raising $700,000
to their community but the employees in the Jackson, Mississippi
call center started selling their personal jewelry to raise enough money so that a well could be built on
behalf of the call center. – Love it.
– And the CEO was like, “These people, many of
them are on minimum wage.” – Right. – It’s the rich that
are supposed to giving. It’s the women that
are maybe buying a $5000 handbag that
would feel guilty. No, and that is inspiring. So you latch onto that. It’s the widow’s might. Those are the stories that we are talking about
2,000 years later. I think giving is an exercise, the more you do,
give time, give talent, give money, the more you do the
more you want to do and the more it changes you for the better. The more changes your family. The more impacts your legacy. Thanks for having me, dude. – Of course. Every guest gets to ask the question of the day. And a lot of people answer what question do you have
for the audience? – Okay. – A question that you
would like insight to. Your being, this whole show,
hopefully inspires a small group to maybe do something instead
of that route is generally like some insight on?
– Yeah. – Hundreds and hundreds of
people could leave comments on Facebook and YouTube.
– Yes. So our challenge is we’ve gotten
1 million people to give once over the decade. We’ve helped 6 million people. We start at zero every year. January 1 we have to go
do it all over again. We have to re-inspire people. I need to go remind him that his
family is making a difference. – It’s true. – We are trying to build
a monthly giving program. We’re trying to build a
subscription program and innovate and we
actually don’t know how yet. The sponsor-a-child model,
everybody is familiar with. 30 years ago bunch of charities
said if I hook Gary up with a kid he’s going to stay for
10 years until that kid. – Sally?
– Yeah. Right, and you’re not going to
stop giving $38 a month because Sally might be
out on the street. – Yeah. – It was a very
powerful idea that connection. We are starting with
a white piece of paper, what does look
like for Charity: Water to take 1 million
people who gave once and get them to give five
bucks a month, a dollar a month, 30 bucks a month, a hundred
bucks a month and bring them along for the next 10 years to
make a 10X impact? And we don’t know what
that experience is like. We have 2470 monthly givers,
we just broke $1 million which about 1/50 of the revenue of the organization or the
donation revenue. What is the
experience look like? – What are your thoughts
as business thinkers,– – Business thinkers,
what would you want? – What would you want that
excites you to give seven bucks a month or– – 30 bucks can give
one person clean water. – So 30 bucks a month. – And at the end of the year
they gave 12 people clean water we can show them what that does. What sticks where you’re at six months and you
fall on hard times? You’re gonna pay
your Netflix bill, you’re gonna
pay your Spotify bill. Here’s what actually happens. People will lose their credit
card and they won’t re-sign up for the giving. How would we make that
such a compelling program? How do we inspire people for the
next decade so that instead of the drive-by,
hey I saw this podcast. That’s cool 100%
on a hundred bucks. – What’s the next scalable
version of the birthday thing? – Yeah. – Recurring.
– where we can count on it and we can plan for the future. We’re piloting it. We got 2470 people. We’d invite anybody to join
but if you have ideas– – I got ideas. – We have a whole
team working on it. – You keep asking questions this man will continue
to change the world. Thanks, bro.
– Thanks. What’s up guys? Hope you enjoyed the show. Please do I get to
link it up anywhere? Is it in here or
is it down below? Is it in print or in my video? – [Staphon] It’ll be down
there to your left. – It’s here down to my left. Right here, there’s a button for them to subscribe to my
YouTube video? Yeah, it’s that
little buggy thing. That’s right guys, click this. That’s right, use that.

  • #QOTD Gamification of the giving process could have a huge impact and could be very sticky. I think that if people could spend hours on end playing Farmville, surely a similar model could be deployed towards actually helping people. I think a lot of game studios would be happy to partner for the game's free development as well because it's good PR for them.

  • Partner up with BLK water or a water distribution company. They will donate some of the money from their sales or they will put something on the bottle that says $.50 goes to charity water. This will help their brand's image and/or marketing as well as help your company grow.

  • #QOTD How to engage people to keep donating? Gamify it. Let me sign up for a project and I will join other people also donating to the same project to see it built. Then keep me interested by empowering some local people to keep posting content around how the water well is changing lives. I want to hear the message from the people. Then when the project meets it's donation target, have my donations move onto another project. Have a portal that provides good content on the project, where possible have the locals provide content through any means possible. Be it drawing a picture that gets uploaded, be it make a video when someone comes to inspect the site, be it writing a letter that gets scanned up, be it actually posting onto twitter. The goal is to create a community that I, as a donor, am an exclusive member of, and there is content that comes through for me to get updates. You guys are the social media experts, create a community that my donations allow me to be a privileged member of.

  • #QOTD I don't know how practical this is, but maybe document the process? Have people on the ground creating content so that donors can see the kind of impact that their donations are having…

  • #QOTD : Every Person that donate $30 to one person in Africa, the donors should see that person photo&Name. And every 3 months, you guys in charity water come to that person (That person in Africa) and then take his photo with a paper that say like "Thank you Ricky" or "How are you there ricky" (Ricky = the Donors)

    It'll make them very very guilted if they don't continue the charity

  • QOTD Definitely needs to have different price points. Like, even I with no income could scrounge together a dollar a month. Take emails, send out some cool content once a month or something like that to keep Charity water in people's minds.

  • #QOTD – An international phone call from a person that received help/aid from donations to thank them personally using the givers name (to show its not cookie cutter), then an automated reminder at the end asking to donate again.

  • Create a pen pal network. Everyone has a cell phone and WhatsApp. We can directly talk to the people we are helping 🙂

  • QOTD: I think that it's fitting that you ask this type of thing especially sitting next to Gary. My answer would be that the people who give monthly will feel good about giving if they have FRESH CONTENT about the organization/impact every month. If that money is coming out of my paycheck, i need to be REMINDED why I'm doing it. Send me videos about the people that it's helping, or send my pictures, or make a podcast, etc.

  • The reason the people at the call center were more passionate about giving is because they are more capable of understanding the struggle of others and it sparks their sense of empathy. The rich women buying $5,000 purses live in a bubble so when things don't affect them personally or they don't relate they're less likely to help.

    Would be awesome to see organizations like this replace all candy fundraisers in schools. Teach children from a young age to be involved in charity work, to think globally, to know they can make huge impacts even at young ages, and maybe inspire more of them to be leaders.

  • This is all well and good, I honestly believe that. People who devote their lives helping others is an admirable quality to have. But if we don't collectively do something to protect the environment being destroyed by us as a species (e.g. the big oil co-operations), the rate of the rainforests being cut down as well as the productions of plastics that inadvertently end up in the Ocean polluting the water: Those admirable qualities of the selfless aren't going to matter after the extinction of life on this planet.

  • #QOTD Bottom line is going to be local on site content of the actual impact happening tied to really really easy sign up to monthly subscription, like killer easy, the big barrier for people to sign up is going to be A. if the content doesn't tell the story in a compelling enough or fast enough way, and B. if the sign up is not damn simple and fast and they get bored, irritated or they change their mind, I don't think its needs overthinking, just tell the story and as people react as they will the tech should facilitate with immediacy, IMHO

  • Hope For Paws has a YouTube Channel where the animal rescuers go out with a GoPro on their head filming the rescue. They film the state of the animal when they find it and the rehabilitation.

    Photos & videos of the laying of the pipes/digging of the wells.
    Following a woman on her 3 hour walk to get water.

    When you talked about how we don't care because in our environment we don't see those problems.
    Make that little place in Uganda our environment through content.

    I don't know about the Snapchat, but when I look at the CharityWater Instagram, Twitter & Youtube I don't see things like vlogs & small updates.

    Basically making me see what you see through more content.

  • Howzit Gary!

    Thank you Scott Harrison & Gary for all you guys do D-Rock good to see you filming the Shooooooow again mate!

    #QOTD

    Scott having worked for a few Non-Profits I have a major respect for all the unseen work you guys do! Having been a fundraiser myself I do feel like in terms of NGO Models I'd be keen to hear what do you think… Models like ThankYou Group are bringing a new edge to the public eye that most large charities would get a bad rap for lack of transparency or just the current perception of what people think Charities do with their money.

    I think Charities that play the normal ads that saturate the tv's of what is happening has numbed the public and people are looking more tangible ways to know that they are giving. In terms of millennials I feel like that demo is just happy to give if they know it's a great cause but it's an interesting demo because they don't always stick it out for the long term.

    Are you looking at technologies and social media with things like snapchat that if once someone gives they get sent a snapchat on how much clean water will impact a particular community?

    Also do you feel that Non-Profits should always use the marketing to say to the people donating that they the heroes alot of millennials I spoke to think that strategy needs to change just been alot of my thoughts from talking to the public and gauging a response 🙂

  • #QOTD Low-key bragging rights. Like if you can reward donors with some sort of badge system which can be highlighted in social networks. Moreover, it'll be more convincing when they ask people to pledge on their birthdays, since people can see that that person donated much more too.

  • Gary, first of al thanks for your videos, a lot of great value!
    This interview took my very much by interest, I just got connected with WiseHeart foundation, which is also a charity for people around the world, they specialize in sending doctors and teach local doctors, education. I think if they will be connected, it would make a greater impact.

  • #QOTD, An interactive app that shows the progress of the goal you are aiming for that you can only see if you are subscribed. i think it can be infectious, and with luck can create a movement. and lots and lots of content so people can remain assured and up to date!!! my 2 cents, good luck

  • Lurker coming out here. Such a powerful talk. The show is scaling to new heights. Gary thanks so much ❤️

  • #QOTD: A contest/tracking charity system that compare and give you progress on your giving every months.

  • I like the shoooowwww better when it's just Gary. That way it's 100% value for the audience, and not having to pay attention to the guest.

  • So much value here!!!!
    I never even thought about the time that is wasted on transporting water. And the give away the birthday idea is amazing. Is anyone else going to do this.
    Snap:NFBuilder

  • I think as Gary will probably tell you, a monthly subscription for me needs one (or both) of two things:

    1. Entertainment
    2. Utility

    Those are the things I have subscriptions for. So if there's a way to show me in an entertaining way (I like humor and drama a lot FYI) how my money is being spent, or not even talk about what my money is doing, and just entertain me lol, then I'd keep giving.

    If it's the utility route, it would be something that I can use on a daily or weekly at least basis that brings me value during my day. Perhaps gamifying or tracking how much water I drink during the day? Or something along those lines? Fitness/wellness have a lot to do with water, so perhaps you can penetrate the fitness world with some sort of workout app or something they need to track on a daily/weekly basis?

    Hope that helps. You've inspired me to start giving sooner. I'd subscribe monthly if you can continue storytelling and nail either entertainment or utility for sure.

    Best

  • #QOTD I would say don't make the subscription mandatory, it will turn off quite a few people, however I do suggest telling the story, the impact, the facts after each singular donation to prompt people to subscribe monthly

  • To answer your question scott harrison: I would want a program where the people are sustainable for themselves where the town does not need your help in so and so many years.

  • #QOTD – I always thought the idea of a monthly vlog by somebody 'on the ground', being sent by email to donators would be a nice touch. A nicely put together 10 minute vlog showing the progress thats being made, the people that are being helped etc. Ive donated to a few charities and normally all you get is 1 single generic thankyou text/email as soon as you donate, then you dont hear anything, and it puts me off from donating again because of the 'where did my money go' feeling.

  • #QOTD – Progress reports on communities they provided for through email newsletters? People want to know how their $€£¥ is being used.

  • Gary, I've watched so many of your videos, thank you because you've kickstarted my hustle… And then there's this video. No other video hit me like this one. It's the next level of hustle, I can't watch this one without thinking bigger and deeper. One of your best and definitely one that will continue to impact me every day forward. Thank you. You done GOOD with this one.

  • Great job guys. Charity: water is one of my favorite organizations in the world. Gave up my birthday last year and raised about $200 – Let's keep getting people clean water!

  • #QOTD : honestly.. an occasional snapchat or other medium from the person your sponsering/donating for. People do get a high from giving…TO PEOPLE. Its seeing that you made someone else minute, hour, day, life … BETTER.
    That's the addiction.

  • Best concept: use the for-profit tactics in the nonprofit world in order to hustle for the greater good of humanity.

  • I'm starting to give now. I honestly would LOVE it if I could see EXACTLY what my money is doing. Give me the name of the town, give me stories of the people impacted. I want names, towns, families, etc. Great job!

  • This really moved me and I decided to donate my birthday to charity water and I'm going to try and get my community of followers to help me make a real difference.

  • #QOTD create an app where you can subscribe for monthly donation of your choice, allow ppl to track there money and see where it goes and who it helps with personal contact as well as a whole and videos/written content of the journey and the area which you are helping etc. i would be willing to subscribe

  • #QOTD: Train local person(s) in each areas in need to create content. Solve that specific person(s) water challenge (so they have time to learn/produce) and provide equipment. (Use old school tools where no internet, obviously) Use the content to attract subscribers and in general marketing. Allow donors to "adopt" villages, specific locales and (via the same content) get updates via social (or privately if they prefer) about their impact.

  • #QOTD so you're looking for the Patreon approach: give the people content, give them that warm feeling with updates on your progress, pictures and videos of all the good their money is doing. I think that might be a powerful way to engage an audience

  • #QOTD Tracking amount of water generated by reoccurring donations is a good start, but maybe documenting and tracking the changes in communities that that water supply was able to make would be a good content source? Happy to give Gary oxygen, -Nerdarchist Ryan

  • mobile app with content that shows the impact of the dollar on these communities so that there is less of disconnect between the giver and the receiver. The more a person feels like their dollar is going to something real instead of being put into thin air, the more likely they are to give.

  • Great shoooooow! Scott's amazingly inspiring. Thanks for bringing him on.

    P.S.: Keyword "Self-Awareness" – tyschmitt's strength isn't the voiceover of questions.

  • Awesome Episode Gary. Thank you.
    I have a suggestion for Scott. His team probably thought about this already… but here goes. The idea is based on "getting the low lying fruit." That is, people that are already donating to a cause…
    For example, my wife and I are old school. We believe in tithing 10% of our income. And it is recurs monthly, automatically….
    But to be honest, we haven't adjusted the amount we tithe in the past 5 years… and we are making more now than 5 years ago. Call it selective procrastination.
    If you can somehow structure a campaign around getting people to reassess the amount they donate. This may work…
    Love what you do Scott. God bless!

  • Gary, I come from a family of foreigners, like you. I see things you do that remind me of my family. Certain mannerisms. The non-verbal gestures at 18:34 gave me chills, reminding me of my grandfather. In an odd way, thank you.

  • Show us where's the money going, what it is doing, how is it improving or even saving lifes on daily basis… If you can really 'taste' what your money is doing and how important it is, you will keep donating. For solidarity and for ego as well!

  • #QOTD
    Make it personal.
    Create ways for donators to feel the human impact of their money regularly.
    Perhaps a monthly email outlining the story of someone who has benefited from the program. We give more readily in person because we can feel the impact of our gift. Find a way to make that easy.
    Once we are engaged emotionally, make us feel effective. Give us the numbers that would have bored us a few moments ago. After the story, tell us what our money has gone towards this month. Tell me how many wells we dug, how many lives we, you and I, have touched.
    Tell me our story.
    Make yourself part of my story that I'm proud of.
    Now that you are deliberately and regularly engaging with your audience at an emotional and intellectual level, reach out to influencers who reach those levels as well. Tim Ferriss and Sean Plott stand out to me personally. Tell them your story. Create partnerships.

  • Scott & Gary, fantastic talk – Really enjoyed this one, and I've seen them all + much more.
    Long time admirer of Charity:Water's work

    #QOTD
    There's many ways to go about it and I'm not sure that a subscription model works for CW, but if it did I think it'd need to be a 2 pronged approach;

    a: Content, content, content.
    Create content that people want to take in, engage with and is shareable. Maybe a weekly show on YouTube and FaceBook (with sublimated daily stories on SnapChat & Instagram)? One that brings value on another level and then you also incorporate updates with real stats and real impact Charity:Water is having into each show. A short update, but still real shit!
    Make it more digestible (*note so damn real when you said "It's hard to get people to care, bro" at 25:50 – so true – "your kids aren't drinking dirty water, you mom never walked 8 hours, these people live thousands of miles away")

    b: Somehow (and I'm not sure what strategy to deploy here) you have to make the fact that I'm donating and being this good person sharable.
    Look at your Donate Your Birthday idea that's been such a big thing for the mission, it's HUGELY shareable. When I do this, everyone knows I'm doing it! Yes it does feel good to do the right thing and help others in need, it feels amazingly better to do that and everyone know you are doing it/praises you for doing it.
    So a non douchey way to brag about it would be huge.

    I think instead of a subscription model, you could still do the show and content like NOW and start some plays like say Cards Against Humanity and do those mystery gifts they do and super odd one off products to boost donation revenue.

    Also branching out into starting up a business that exists just to fund Charity:Water – I think this model will being more and more prevalent with time for NGO's
    Something like a bottled water company that all proceeds go to Charity:Water and partner with some high end places like Starbucks etc.

    Keep it up guys

  • #QOTD With the monthly subscription, if you make compelling content built around research, education and inspiration, I believe that is what will incentivize people to stay engaged and cancel their Netflix (maybe) rather than canceling their Charity Water donation.

    I thought your statistic about $30 gets 1 person clean water was compelling. How can you slice that up into micro-content (see Gary, I'm listening) and educate and inspire with that type of information and content.

  • #QOTD : I feel like getting people to watch this video will compel them to donate monthly. I don't make much but i already want to donate even the little that I have. Try to share this video more. Maybe edit it where you only talk about Charitywater and share it everywhere. I will be going on twitter and adding you shortly.

  • Great episode!  I would say in todays society most want something out of giving.  Some kind of application to belong to that is linked to Facebook.  When you give on a monthly basis Charity Water exposes your good deed for all your friends to see.  As you probably already know about social media,  if you are doing it your friends will most likely follow suit.

  • #QOTD #charitywater @charitywater Scott, Im not 100% sure how your current monthly giving process works, I tried to find out online but couldn't (maybe that's step 1, but I swear I tried to look so if this is how you do it now that's amazing). My idea is for someone to sign up as subscription and small portions each week are withdrawn and given . That $10, $30, or $50 a month seems more feasible when $4-$7 a week is being removed from my account, you don't even think of it. It's automatic (like Spotify, Netflix, etc) and at the end of each month or once every other week I get an email or an SMS with a message, funny GIF, celebrating the impact I just did / we did together. #CelebrateTogether. As a supporter I feel like an arm of your team, and I think smaller portions over a month, with one or two fun celebratory messaging coming to from the team can make a big impact. I personally know what it's like to get the email 12-18 months after I gave. Imagine that each month? 🙌

  • #QOTD hey Scott. Have you thought about giving regular givers an exclusive app that tracks what their donation is creating in real time? So click in, and see how much water my regular donation has given since I started, and how many hours saved of women's time, and miles walked averted, etc. you could use gaming effects to pitch one against the other, and share your giving stats to social. Have been thinking about this for a while so give me a shout if you'd like to talk.

  • #QOTD Monthly is too long IMHO. Weekly would be a better idea. I've often mulled over the idea of a dollar donation every friday. Maybe it's over drinks and you remind your friends to donate.
    Perhaps it needs to be an app (with reminder build in) and have options for different types of charities. (maybe 6 charities max)

    Then it's a case of building the habit of giving each Friday. $1 dollar doesn't seem like much but $52 per year is worth chasing.

    Great shooooow!

  • #QOTD make a charitable/giving community! I dont know if this exists or not, but create a model of a giving community where the subscription and monetary donation will go hand in hand with a 'ticket'into this community of givers. Like Porsche owners get into the Porsche club… When you sign up for a subscription, you get into the 'charitable community'. You said, how to get people to resign once they lost their cards… if they have personal relationships with other people who give, a sense of belonging and responsibility for a certain community where 'if you don't give you are not part of us'…

    Hope this helps!! 🙂

  • #QOTD: my response? Find a way for the government to commit to matching totals donated. We give to the Canadian Red Cross not only because it's a know trusted charity, but the bigger reason is because they typically match donations in times of crisis. Double the chance of making real change. Great show…👍🏼👍🏼

  • QOTD: I think the best way is for us to personally know what impact we have made. A story, and youtube post. But not those video posts where sometimes is acted, something genuine, through FB live then posting on Youtube or SnapChat! The main reason people donate in my opinion is that people don't see the impact they are making, when they pay for Netflix, they instantly are able to use the service.

    If you can connect the dots by bringing people the sense that they really are making an impact not by read your website, but by delivering the people donate something from the people they donated, then I think you will hit the home run!

    I love what you are doing and I just signed up as a volunteer on your website! 🙂

  • #QOTD – how about something like person A donates for 6 months and you guys work some things out with local or large companies where they say, "we like people who have donated for 6 months " and they will let them have 5% off or something for x amount of time (one time deal or over the next week or something). though this can depend on what companies will agree to it and what types of offers they have for the number of months the person has donated.

  • Gary, keep up the good work – this was an humbiling show and I loved it – I would only say – he had so much more to say.

    QOTD: the last 30 seconds of the show, Scott was explaining the subscription based strategy and all the money that comes in 'just passed the million mark' and continue to bring that money in so that we can continue to do………….. then he just lost momentum – if knew more about what my money go towards monthly – that would have an impact. I HATE the – it goes towards all the running costs and so many initiatives that matter – no – I would love to know where my actual money goes or maybe give me an option – I want my money to go to building water pumps or i want my money to support the work men that install them as they do it voluntarily – I want to help facilitate the recruitment process to get the people to help. I want a tangible value return to where my money is going.

    Everyone knows that you can't isolate someones donation and allocate it accordingly – they just know but it would still sound really good to the donator " instead of donating money each month to this organisation – I know where my money is going – this well in the middle of no where and within the next two weeks – it will be complete and I can access snap chat to witness the progress of it" they are now committed and engaged emotionally and financially.

    Because they are engaged and invested, their sharing their story to others may come across so passionately that they may just inspire them to sign up also, becomes a common interest / passion.

    Just a thought – you both do amazing work – thanks to you both.

  • Hi Gary, found you recently when listening to the Rich Roll Podcast. Find it mind-blowing that in today's world I can have direct access to some of the best minds in the world as personal mentors. Keep doing what you're doing. And psyched on Charity Water. Just signed up as a monthly subscriber.

  • #QOTD I would use peer pressure via social media. I would target the "one time givers" on social media and would let them know how many of their friend/followers are already giving monthly (or a verson of this depending on what data is available from social platforms). Or I would send them a personal video via social media

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  • Hey! Tell the dude who reads the questions to have some coffee before doing so. He sounds slightly dead! 😉

  • Adding the ability for donors to subscribe (recurring donations) helps with retention, buy-in, and lifetime value of the donor.

  • 27:40 "Do you think people don't get off, or get a high, from giving?"

    My response to this is simple, yet complex. All people are selfish. Everyone simply wants what they want, because being happy is the drug that all of us want. If you think for one second that "getting a high from giving" is not being selfish, than you're dead wrong, my friend. You are simply being selfish by doing something that just so happens to help others, too.

    The caveat to that is that I would agree whole-heartedly that what you're doing is better for the world if you're giving. We just need to teach people at a young age to enjoy giving to others. Do I know how to do that? Hell no. Do I believe in my heart it's necessary? Absolutely.

  • Amazon dash button for donations?!?! Great idea! Wish I would have thought of that 😉 Would work for Charity Water. https://www.fastcodesign.com/3068070/a-dash-button-for-the-aclu-is-the-perfect-ux-for-internet-activists

  • Donors might stick around for a longer time, if they were "assigned" a family, to which they're donating, and would hear/see/read some stories from their lives, maybe even exchange messages. I guess it's easier to care about people if you know more about them. Could be difficult to arrange, though, because if clean water is a problem, WiFi is probably the least of their worries.

  • What if you try to create personalized content with 360 videos showing their impact and being thanked by the community he impacted?

  • QOTD: answer… gamification… create an app that possibly integrates within another social media platform that gives that person rank, rewards, levels to climb etc.

  • I just recently donated my first share of many more to come and I enrolled in the monthly plan, it wasn't a hard decision at all, maybe the easiest one I've made only cause 1 I truly believe in your mission and 2 I truly believed you Scott. Keep selling the story because it is real! <3

  • Awesome! Thank you so much. So great to see legends are people too, just like us and that one decision can change everything.

    We had to share this inspirational story on our blog 😉 https://globalowls.com/scott-harrison-ceo-charity-water-running-nonprofit/

  • Love to hear Scott preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
    Stoked to see you having Scott on the Ask Gary Vee Show!

    That is a CHANGED MAN!

  • I absolutely love your work, Scott! Truly inspiring. But you are DAMN wrong if you think there isn’t a water crisis happening in America! I beg you to check out the work of Jordan Chariton! #flintstilldoesnothavewater

  • Answering the question how to persist in paying the donation regularly: I wish I could watch a short video (15 sec) to see how those people live, their faces, their smile or cry, how I actually helped or what they are dealing with every month. I would like to feel the connection with those people.

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