Naz and I had the privilege to attend Brooklyn Beta last week (more on that soon), and the first talk we attended was on charity: water, a nonprofit organization with a unique donations model that works to get 100% of all donated funds directly into water projects in developing nations. (Administrative costs are covered by a mix of private donors.)
Viktoria Harrison, charity: water’s brand manager, mentioned that one of the nonprofit’s popular donation methods was having people donate their birthdays. Which means, in lieu of gifts, birthday celebrants ask their well-wishers to donate to charity: water instead. And here we are, less than a week later, celebrating my birthday. Harrison’s suggestion was well-timed, and if you wanted to meet up during Brooklyn Beta and missed the chance, now’s your opportunity to buy me a birthday/conference drink, so to speak. Really, though, here’s an opportunity to give some people more birthdays.
Visit the campaign. Or learn a little more about charity: water.