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Saturday, July 05, 2014

A New Guidestar-Revolutionizing Philanthropy- an interview with Jacob Harold on Uncommon Giving


The Rock the World Network is a community of uncommon givers. The Uncommon Giving show features the leaders of charities, foundations and corporations rocking our world.

This episode is #35 in popularity out of the top 50 shows on Solutionz Live!

Jacob Harold is President and CEO of Guidestar. He is a social change strategist, grantmaker, and author.

Jacob Harold, provides a roadmap of Guidestar's future and it's strategic plan to revolutionize philanthropy and nonprofit practice by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving.

Jacob came to GuideStar from the Hewlett Foundation, where he led grantmaking for the Philanthropy Program. Between 2006 and 2012, he oversaw $30 million in grants that, together, aimed to build a 21st-century infrastructure for smart giving.

Before that, Jacob worked as a consultant to nonprofits and foundations at the Bridgespan Group and as a climate change strategist for the David and Lucile Packard Foundation based at The Energy and Resources Insitute in New Delhi, India. At the beginning of his career he worked as a climate change campaigner for Rainforest Action Network and Greenpeace USA and as organizing director at Citizen Works.

Jacob has written extensively on climate change and philanthropic strategy. His essays have been used as course materials at Stanford, Duke, Wharton, Harvard, and Oxford. He earned an AB summa cum laude from Duke University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business with a certificate in public management.

Guidestar's website is http://www.guidestar.org/

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