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Charity: Water

Mission Statement on a mission to bring clean drinking water to every person on the planet. And with the support of people like you, we’ve funded 17,673 water projects in 24 countries so far.

Activities

  • We work with local partners to build water projects around the world. And every time we complete one, we prove it using photos and GPS coordinates on Google Maps
  • 100% goes to the field. When you fundraise or donate, every dollar goes directly to building clean water projects. Private donors fund our operating costs, so 100% of your money can go to the field.
  • When a community gets access to clean water, it can change just about everything. It can improve health, increase access to food, grow local economies, and help kids spend more time in school.
  • 80 percent of all diseases around the world are caused by unsafe water
  • Money is raised in a number of ways, including through the sale of $5 bracelets and $20 bottles of water, which are sold not so much for the water, but the cause.
  • So far, 633 water projects are underway in 11 countries.
  • organization has been able to provide water for a quarter of a million people
  • Diseases from dirty water kill more people every year than all forms of violence
  • 43% of those deaths are children under five years old. Access to clean water and basic sanitation can save around 16,000 lives every week.
  • In Africa alone, women spend 40 billion hours a year walking for water.
  • Access to clean water gives communities more time to grow food, earn an income, and go to school — all of which fight poverty.
  • Women are responsible for 72% of the water collected in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • When a community gets water, women and girls get their lives back. They start businesses, improve their homes, and take charge of their own futures.
  • Clean water helps keep kids in school, especially girls.
  • Less time collecting water means more time in class. Clean water and proper toilets at school means teenage girls don’t have to stay home for a week out of every month.
  • They work with local experts and community members to find the best sustainable solution in each place where we work, whether it’s a well, a piped system, a BioSand Filter, or a system for harvesting rainwater. And with every water point we fund, our partners coordinate sanitation and hygiene training, and establish a local Water Committee to help keep water flowing for years to come.

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Leadership

the founder Scott Harrison was a nightclub promoter in New York City and traveled to Africa. He sounds a good complete arrogant jerk turned his life around in 2004

Christoph Gorder was born in Liberia he has worked for charitable organizations all of his life and runs the day-to-day operations

the rest of the staff looks like very young college grads that worked in PR or advertising of some kind.

Their webpage shows pictures of young beautiful people that look like they should be out clubbing and not involved in a very serious organization saving people's lives

Finances

  • In 2014 they raised 43.4 million, 27.9 million for clean water and 15.5 million for operations
  • their webpage is incredibly slick and beautiful although it is very short on actual numbers. It talks more about their projects and very little about how much everything actually costs.
  • according to the website 100% of donations are turned into water projects, the administrative costs are private donors
  • I have a real problem with their hundred percent model if you look other webpage it says over and over again that 100% of money raised stern and to clean water but that's not really true. They take donations specifically for their operations budget which include salaries. And under salaries they talk about the average salaries of companies that taken a certain amount of money the chart is below. Sore according to their own chart a company bringing in between 40 and $50 million the CEO should make $450-$600,000 a year. That's a lot of water.

Management under $5M $5.1M - 10M $10.1M - 20M $20.1M - 50M over $50M CEO/President 140-170K 170-220K 220-270K 260-320K 320-380K Exec. VP 120-150K 130-180K 170-210K 220-270K 250-300K Executive Director 120-140K 140-170K 160-200K 200-260K 250-300K Chief Operating Officer 100-120K 120-150K 140-180K 170-220K 220-270K

Limitations and Concerns

  • I have a real problem with their hundred percent model if you look other webpage it says over and over again that 100% of money raised stern and to clean water but that's not really true. They take donations specifically for their operations budget which include salaries. And under salaries they talk about the average salaries of companies that taken a certain amount of money the chart is below. Sore according to their own chart a company bringing in between 40 and $50 million the CEO should make $450-$600,000 a year. That's a lot of water.
  • I do not like this entire set up it feels like a scam to me I do not recommend this charity for these reasons

How Can People in the Class Get Involved?

The Anchorage people to have fun raisers and send 100% of the money to their New York office