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Jacob Harold

Opinion Jacob Harold and Bradford Smith 15 July 2016

The next generation of nonprofit data standards

Our current moment in the human story is often called the age of information. And indeed, we are too-often overwhelmed by the torrent of data coursing through our lives. As a society, we have developed …

Special feature Jacob Harold 1 September 2015

Philanthropy’s keystone species

Philanthropy is large, it contains multitudes. Amid the diversity of philanthropy there is no ‘average donor’. We might as well ask what is the ‘average’ animal in a rainforest. Natural ecosystems are diverse. So is …

Opinion 1 Foundation Center and Jacob Harold 23 November 2014

A Message From GuideStar President/CEO Jacob Harold

This article originally appeared on PhilanTopic, a Foundation Center blog, on 27 October 2014. The original article can be found here. In 2013, I joined with partners at the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and Charity …

Opinion Jacob Harold 8 January 2014

Interview with Jacob Harold, president and CEO of GuideStar

Big, medium and small: when it comes to data, one size definitely does not fit all. Jacob Harold, president and CEO of GuideStar just over a year, helps Caroline Hartnell sort them out. He also …

Interview Jacob Harold 6 January 2014

Interview with Jacob Harold

Big, medium and small: when it comes to data, one size definitely does not fit all. Jacob Harold, president and CEO of GuideStar just over a year, helps Caroline Hartnell sort them out. He also …

Opinion Jacob Harold 1 December 2011

Gorillas in the midst: foundation accountability in a networked age

Gorillas – whether or not of the 800-pound variety – are powerful creatures. The presence of a gorilla on the cover of the last issue of Alliance was a winking reference to the sheer size …

News Jacob Harold 1 September 2009

Regranting: smart humility?

A seven year-old girl named Olivia took her life savings, $35, and donated it to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Was Olivia naive to increase the Gates Foundation’s endowment by 0.0000001 per cent? Or …

Opinion Jacob Harold 1 March 2009

Learning from the farmer’s market

The global financial crisis has shaken our faith in markets. Wall Street, the City of London and other financial centres asked governments for complete freedom in the capital markets. They claimed it would create value …

Conference Report Jacob Harold 1 December 2008 For Subscribers

Online Giving Marketplaces conference

Event Online Giving Marketplaces: Changing the Face of Philanthropy Date 8 October 2008 Venue Stanford University, Stanford, USA Organizer Stanford Social Innovation Review In the heart of Silicon Valley – and in the midst of …