Talking September on Pulse TV

Posted by Paull Young | Posted in charity: water, Internet, Marketing | Posted on 26-08-2011


My good mate Steve Garfield invited me onto his segment on Pulse.TV to talk about the charity: water September Campaign.

Steve’s been a great supporter of the September Campaign. Back in 2008 when I first gave up my September birthday Steve was my biggest donor. This was the second year in a row he had me on his show as we launched the campaign. As I wrote this post he gave another tremendous donation to my current campaign.

Steve’s a true gentleman and knows more about online video than anyone. Follow him!

Watch the full interview here:

I’d love YOU to help support the campaign! Either by visiting the September site and sharing it with your friends, or by donating for my upcoming birthday.

100% of donations will contribute to the drilling rig, and a matching donor will double what you give. For the next decade the rig will go to work in northern Ethiopia digging hundreds of wells, and we’re going to stick a GPS unit so you can see where your money goes to work!

September Campaign 2011

Posted by Paull Young | Posted in charity: water, Internet | Posted on 24-08-2011


I’m proud of my team today as we launch charity: water’s 5th anniversary September Campaign.

In 5 short years charity: water has provided access to clean water for over 2 million people in 19 countries. But with nearly 1 billion people living without safe water we’ve hardly even started. And we need to go faster.

Some of our best partners are starting to run at 100% of their capacity to bring people water, so this September we’re funding a drilling rig that can bring another 40,000 people each year water in northern Ethiopia.

Watch our video here for the full story:

The 2011 September Campaign. Our 5-year-anniversary video from charity: water on Vimeo.

I’d love it if you’d consider fundraising for the Rig this September. If you can’t fundraise, please donate for my September birthday instead of buying me a birthday beer.

And today – please share this video anywhere you can!

Nick Kristof: Rachel’s Last Fund-Raiser

Posted by Paull Young | Posted in charity: water, Internet, Life | Posted on 11-08-2011


Rachel Beckwith’s story has touched me deeply. She was trying to raise $300 for charity: water her 9th birthday when she was tragically killed in a car crash. Strangers have since donated nearly $1 million in her name.

So it’s all the more inspiring to see one of my favorite journalists, Nick Kristof, cover her story in the NY Times:

“In the midst of this grim summer, my faith in humanity has been restored by the saga of Rachel Beckwith. She could teach my generation a great deal about maturity and unselfishness — even though she’s just 9 years old, or was when she died on July 23 … Yet this is a story not just of one girl, but of a generation of young people working creatively to make this a better world.”

Read the piece in full here.

Presentation: Social Media for Nonprofits

Posted by Paull Young | Posted in Business, charity: water, Events, Internet | Posted on 02-08-2011


This Thursday I’m speaking at the Social Media for Nonprofits conference in NYC, talking about charity: water’s digital approach via a case study of the 2010 September Campaign.

If you can get to the event on Thursday in NYC please join us, but if not – never fear! I covered similar content earlier this year at the Fundraising Day conference and the awesome folk at SankyNet were good enough to record and share my presentation.

Here’s the video:

And here’s the slides on slideshare:

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