Monday, September 19, 2011

Dollars to Projects Tracker



Charity Water still gets my vote as the NGO that best understands how to use to social media for social good. They have raised $43 million dollars to date for clean water projects around the world. They have now launched Dollars to Projects, a mycharity:water feature that tracks online where every dollar raised is being used in the world. The new initiative allows donors to track their donations to specific projects and receive reports of where that money goes and how it has been used. The reports, which include Google Maps and photo galleries, detail exactly how the money was used, who the project affects and who else donated. The reports can be shared out to friends via social media channels. The organization has helped 2.06 million people in 19 countries via more than 250,000 donations in the past five years, according to founder and CEO Scott Harrison. However, said Harrison, that only accounts for around 1/500th of the global problem.
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