How to Kill Your Charity (Yes, That's a Good Thing): Eric Stowe at TEDxSeattle

| July 24, 2013

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Eric Stowe is the Founder and Director of Splash (www.splash.org), an international nonprofit dedicated to clean water for kids living in urban poverty. This quickly scaling organization ensures safe water daily for more than 250,000 children in orphanages, schools, shelters, and hospitals in 7 countries— and Splash will soon be doing so for more than 1 million children.

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Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh

The mission of the Women's Center & Shelter is to end intimate partner violence in the lives of women and their children. Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh provides a 24-hour crisis hotline, temporary shelter, counseling and support groups, legal and medical advocacy, children's programs, and support services for victims of intimate partner violence and their children. Our services are free and confidential. We also provide school and community education and professional training on the scope and dynamics of domestic violence.

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Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh

The mission of the Women's Center & Shelter is to end intimate partner violence in the lives of women and their children. Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh provides a 24-hour crisis hotline, temporary shelter, counseling and support groups, legal and medical advocacy, children's programs, and support services for victims of intimate partner violence and their children. Our services are free and confidential. We also provide school and community education and professional training on the scope and dynamics of domestic violence.

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