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Like Water for Charity: Social Media for Non-Profits

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In lieu of gifts for his 31st birthday in 2006, charity: water ( founder Scott Harrison asked his friends to donate $31 to help him build a well in Africa. He raised $15,000, funding charity: water’s first water project in Uganda and launched the annual September Campaign. Since then, thousands of people around the world have given up their birthdays every September, raising an average of $1 million a year. To date, the organization has funded 6,185 water projects that will provide access to clean, safe drinking water for more than 2.5 million people in 20 countries.

Join Huge and charity: water’s Director of Digital, Paull Young (, as we discuss the strategy behind the September Campaign, the benefits and challenges of utilizing technology for social good, and what digital methods other non-profits can apply to their own efforts.

Paull Young is Director of Digital at charity: water, a non-profit devoted to bringing clean and safe drinking water to the 1 billion people without. Frequently nominated as one of the leading digital non-profits, charity: water was the first non-profit to have 1 million Twitter followers and has 75% of its fundraising come through digital channels. In just 5 years charity: water has provided clean and safe drinking water to over 2 million people and raised over $60 million.

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