Overview: In Thirst, Harrison tells the unlikely story of charity- water's founding and the twists and turns that built it into one of the most respected nonprofits active today.
Book Description: In 2004, Scott Harrison boarded a plane for Liberia, West Africa after a decade of living selfishly as a top nightclub promoter in New York City. Desperately unhappy and spiritually bankrupt, Scott asked himself- What would the opposite of my life look like? This question led Harrison to found charity- water. Ten years later, with the help of more than 1 million donors, Harrison’s ‘s organization has raised over $300M to bring clean drinking water to more than 8 million people worldwide and taken a leading role at ending the world’s water crisis-in which 663 million people lack access to clean water-within our lifetime. In Thirst, Harrison tells the unlikely story of charity- water’s founding and the twists and turns that built it into one of the most respected nonprofits active today. World-renowned for its transparency, its innovative marketing, and its model in which 100% of public donations go to projects in the field, charity- water has changed how nonprofits operate, overcoming the distrust that keeps many people from donating to charity. In the bestselling tradition of books like Start Something Matters, Shoe Dog, and Mountains Beyond Mountains, Thirst is a riveting account of how to build a better charity, a better business, a better everything-and a gritty tale of personal redemption that speaks to the hunger for purpose within us all.
- Title: Thirst
- Authors: Adam Braun
- Publisher :
- Published Date: 2018-10-02
- Category: Biography, Biography & Autobiography
- Ratings Count: 1
- Average rating: 4