Pulse December 2015 - Page 40

WEDNESDAY’S GENERAL SESSION TAKEAWAYS Scott Harrison Take Part of the Movement B Y M A E M A Ñ AC A P - J O H N S O N cott Harrison, founder of charity: water, closed the 2015 ISPA Conference & Expo General Session with a powerful message: We can all be part of a movement that’s powered by everyday heroes. He spoke not only of the power of generosity that connects us all in the most human level, but also of the need for radical transparency when it comes to giving. “What we focus on is radical transparency, trying to move the needle forward, telling people what we’ve done with their money and using technology and data to show impact.” In his talk, he highlights at least three meaningful insights. Find your life purpose. As a nightclub promoter in New York, Harrison seemed to have it all—a famous girlfriend, a grand piano in his apartment and an expensive BMW. Yet, despite all the worldly gains, he felt completely empty. “It looked great on the outside, but on the inside, it was very dark,” he says. In his struggle to find meaning in his life, he made a radical change. He left New York behind and all its tempta [ۜ