charity: water's 2011 Annual Report

A lot has happened this past year.
Read all about it in our Annual Report.

At Home

We Turned Five

To celebrate our fifth birthday, we made videos for the supporters who
helped us get there. 250 videos to be exact. Every last one of them is posted
below, for your endless viewing pleasure.

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Thank you, Bobby.

We made this video for Bobby, who is running in the NYC Marathon -- and using the race to fundraise for clean drinking water. Good luck, Bobby! We made this video for Bobby, who is running in the NYC Marathon -- and using the race to fundraise for clean drinking water. Good luck, Bobby!

250
Thank You Videos Filmed
59,000
Views on YouTube
96
Hours of Filming

charity: ball

Our team and over 2,200 of our top supporters and influencers gathered for the charity: ball gala at the epic 69th Regiment Armory in NYC. Jessica Biel hosted the evening, and filmmaker Tyler Perry emceed the Live Auction.

$2.1M
Raised in one night
100,000
People served
Stories from the field

We share stories from our time in the field to illustrate the global need for clean water and how we work to solve it. At this year’s ball, we focused on our programs in Asia and Ethiopia, and the support of fundraisers right here at home.

Live Auction

Every year at charity: ball, we host a Live Auction to raise money for clean water. Instead of ski weekends and cooking classes, we auction off water projects. In less than an hour, we raised $1.2 million for clean water around the world.

Waterwalk

Millions of people in developing countries walk three hours each day to collect water. We ask our guests to try walking a fraction of that distance with two full Jerry cans. Each walk is sponsored and helps fund water projects.

Multimedia Exhibitions

There’s no sit-down dinner at this event. charity: ball is interactive. We engage our guests with installations and activities that bring our work to life - right here in NYC. Even the cocktails are named after our project sites.

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Our 2011 Staff

Our team is made up of only the most talented and passionate
people, and our office is arranged to inspire. There’s space for
collaboration, walls to brainstorm on, and larger-than-life pictures
of people our work has helped. Every day, we get to make a difference in the world by doing jobs we love.

30 Staff in 2011

M
F
SUITE 201
Fatboy bean
bag chairs
5
Walls Covered
IDEAPAINT
11
Square
feet
4,962
Reception
Pizzas ordered
in 2011
212
Guests greeted
in 2011
2,650
Calls transferred
in 2011
7,800
Intern Program
Interns
in 2011
32
Intern applications
in 2011
640
Male/Female
ratio
5/27
Tech
Programming
languages used
7
Commits
in 2011
1,016
Commits occur
on Monday
24%
Creative
Gigabytes
of files
3,117
Photos taken
in 2011
28,421
Average
screen size
24"
IT
Lost emails
recovered in 2011
24,521
Irretrievable disc
drive failures in 2011
1
Pieces of paper
printed in 2011
30,000
Development
Lunches
in 2011
156
Business cards
handed out
1,232
Smallest donation
in 2011
$.01
Water Projects
Days in the field
in 2011
321
Countries visited
in 2011
17
Mixed currency
in their desk
$31
Accounting
Bank runs
in 2011
104
Number of
expenses approved
4,630
Calculator/Staff
ratio
2/1
Production
To-do lists for
other people in 2011
260
Meetings scheduled
in 2011
520
Mole skins
filled in 2011
8
Digital
Tweets
in 2011
1,094
When we tweet
most often
12pm
Instagram photos
in 2011
166
Kitchen
Average # of items
in the fridge
207
Pounds of coffee
ordered in 2011
312
Time food can be
left unattended
:09
Conference Rooms
Shattered door
see photo »
1
Average time to
turn on projector
1:03
Chair/Staff
ratio
1/3
photo of shattered glass door in charity: water office
Scott's Office
Words typed
per minute
161
Filled with someone other than Scott60%
Time spent
shoeless
10%

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200 Varick Street
Suite 201

Our Volunteers

They spend nights stuffing thousands of donation receipts into envelopes. They show up early and stay late at our events and
build exhibitions out of hundreds of Jerry cans. Even when they’re
off the clock, they wear charity: water gear to spark conversations
and recruit friends to fundraise. They’re some of our most
dedicated supporters.

615
Total
Volunteers
77
Different
Countries
11
Volunteer
Nights
45
States
(+ DC & PR)
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The Well

The Well is a group of donors who support the staff and operating costs of charity: water.

Members of The Well help cover everything from staff salaries, to office rent and supplies, to our flights to the field. Without their support, we couldn’t raise money for water projects or run the organization. In 2011, 87 Well members contributed to 83% of our operating costs.

14
Members
2009
56
Members
2010
87
Members
2011

STAFF &
OPERATING
COSTS

Our Well members
cover 83% of our
staff and operating
costs

The well has six levels of membership. Here’s what it looked like in 2011.

  • $1,000,000+/Year
  • $250,000+/Year
  • $120,000+/Year
  • $60,000+/Year
  • $24,000+/Year
  • $12,000+/Year

% OF THE
WELL MEMBERS
BY LEVEL

10% of our Well
members make up more
than 75% of our Well
funding
  • Matt Mullenweg building a charity: water well in Ethiopia.

    Matt Mullenweg got to experience what work is like for our well diggers in Ethiopia.

  • Shakil Khan and Michael Birch celebrating Cinco de Mayo at the charity: water office.

    Shakil Khan and Michael Birch celebrating Cinco de Mayo at the charity: water office.

  • Ross Garber speaking at the charity: water office.

    Ross Garber speaking at the charity: water office.

  • A Well screening at the Crosby Street Hotel.

    A Well screening at the Crosby Street Hotel.

  • Vince Wadhawani at charity: ball.

    Vince Wadhawani at charity: ball.

  • Steve & Karin Sadove and Rhonda Ruddy Polhill at charity: ball.

    Steve & Karin Sadove and Rhonda Ruddy Polhill at charity: ball.

  • Andrea Piana & Scott Harrison at charity: ball.

    Andrea Piana & Scott Harrison at charity: ball.

  • Charlie Ebersol hosting a Well screening in Los Angeles.

    Charlie Ebersol hosting a Well screening in Los Angeles.

  • Xochi Birch & Jessica Biel at charity: ball.

    Xochi Birch & Jessica Biel at charity: ball.

  • Greg Kwiat presenting at a Well screening.

    Greg Kwiat presenting at a Well screening.

  • Lynne Foote and Scott Harrison visiting a school in Ethiopia.

    Lynne Foote and Scott Harrison visiting a school in Ethiopia.

  • Brant Cryder DJing charity: water’s 5th birthday party at The Park in NYC.

    Brant Cryder DJing charity: water’s 5th birthday party at The Park in NYC.

  • Blake Mycoskie speaking at a Well screening in Los Angeles.

    Blake Mycoskie speaking at a Well screening in Los Angeles.

  • Jack Dorsey speaking at the charity: water office.

    Jack Dorsey speaking at the charity: water office.

  • Sean Parker speaking at a Well event at the Tribecca Grand Hotel.

    Sean Parker speaking at a Well event at the Tribeca Grand Hotel.

Members of the Well

  • Adrian Grenier
  • Alan Ginsberg
  • Alan & Jane Batkin
  • Alastair Cairns
  • Andrea Piana
  • Andrea & Mark Spears
  • Anna Oetker-Oberwelland
  • Anoop Dhakad
  • Anthony Scaramucci
  • Ben Goldhirsh
  • Blake Mycoskie
  • Brant Cryder
  • Brenda & Steve Koinis
  • Brook & Erin Hazelton
  • Bruce Nelson
  • Chris Sacca
  • Chuck Ebersol
  • Chuck & Joan Harrison
  • Courtney Nichols-Gould
  • Courtney & Carter Reum
  • Craig Hagelin
  • Craig Terrill
  • Daniel Schulman
  • Darius Contractor
  • David Kaplan
  • Davin Miyoshi
  • Edward Norton
  • Erwin McManus
  • Fred Waldman
  • Gary Vaynerchuck
  • Gordon Gould
  • Jack Dorsey
  • James Kreissman
  • Jason Flom
  • Jason Fried
  • Jessica Stroup
  • Jim & Emily Scheinman
  • John Hayes
  • John Vechey*
  • Jonathan & Lizzie Tisch
  • Joshua Spear
  • Ken & Teri Hertz
  • Kevin & Maria McEvoy
  • Kevin Rose
  • Kristen Bell
  • Kristen & Stephen Mugford
  • Kuldeep Malkani
  • The Kwiat Family
  • Lawrence & Jennifer Clark
  • Lynne & Steve Foote
  • Marissa Sackler
  • Mark & Nancy Duarte
  • Mark & Jane Wilf
  • Matthew & Sarah Hasselbeck
  • Matt Mullenweg
  • Meyrick & Janita Douglas
  • Michael & Xochi Birch*
  • Michael & Kimberly Wilkerson
  • Michelle Bach & Gene Lewis
  • Michelle Forrest
  • Mike Walsh
  • Mitch Lowe & April Gargiulo
  • Nav Sooch & Whitney Casey
  • Neil Hutchinson*
  • Nelson Saiers
  • Owen Brainard
  • Pankaj Shah
  • Penni Ludwig
  • Peter Barsoom
  • Philip & Donna Berber
  • Richard Hillenbrand
  • Rhonda & Ruddy Polhill
  • Ross & Laurie Garber
  • Sean Parker
  • Shakil Khan
  • Shawn & Eileen Budde
  • Steven & Karin Sadove
  • Suhail Rizvi
  • Timm Oberwelland
  • Tyson Ritter
  • Victor Oviedo
  • Vince Wadhwani
  • Virginia Clay
  • Warren Share
  • Winston Fisher
  • William Connolly
  • William Hyler
*ANGEL INVESTORS

Our Angel Investors are donors who recognize the impact of a major gift to our operations and give $1 million a year to our Staff and
Operations. We currently have three members at this level and they make up more than 50% of our total Well funding.