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Roundtable with President & CEO of GuideStar, Jacob Harold

Thursday, September 29, 2016
12:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
United Way of Greater Los Angeles
1150 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Members: $0.00
Non-Members: $100.00
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Please join us for an intimate lunch with Jacob Harold, President and CEO of GuideStar, for a special conversation about ways that philanthropy can support nonprofit resiliency and effectiveness. As a key leader in the nonprofit sector, Jacob will offer his thoughts about what he’s learned from The Overhead Myth campaign, as well as his views about other macro-trends affecting the sector. Reflecting from his role at GuideStar, he’ll touch on ways we can advance transparency, make better funding decisions, and encourage charitable giving.

Jacob Harold is the President & CEO of GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information about nonprofits. He came to GuideStar from the Hewlett Foundation, where he oversaw $30 million in grants which, together, sought to build a 21st-century infrastructure for smart giving. Earlier in his career, he worked as strategist and campaigner at the Bridgespan Group, the Packard Foundation, Rainforest Action Network, Greenpeace, and Green Corps.

Harold has written extensively on climate change and philanthropic strategy. His essays have been used as course materials at Stanford, Duke, Wharton, Harvard, Oxford, and Tsinghua. He earned an AB summa cum laude from Duke University, an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and is a graduate of the Complex Systems Summer School at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Harold was born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where his parents ran small community-based nonprofit organizations.


Who May Attend:
SCG members: no cost to participate
Grantmakers eligible for SCG membership: $100 per person

SCG members: register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register)
Eligible non-members: register online. If you do not have an SCG account, contact [email protected]

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