November 12th - 13th, 2018
08:00 AM - 06:00 PM ET
WHYY Public Media Commons
150 N. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Starts: 4:50 pm | Ends: 5:20 pm
Social change is hard. With more than 1.6 Million active nonprofit organizations, how can you make sense of all this data? Jacob Harold, president and CEO of GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations, will lead a conversation about the tools needed to drive even greater social change in today’s society. Jacob will discuss the impact large-scale information scaffolding can have to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of both the sector and individual organizations. Jacob will also touch on the importance of lessening the use of “overhead ratios” as primary indicators of nonprofit performance.
As a part of this interactive conversation, Jacob will take a deep dive into GuideStar’s work as an information hub, with 3 billion pieces of data, that powers the nonprofit sector. What does it take to ensure the right information gets to the right user at the right time? He will give a behind-the-curtain look at exactly how GuideStar collects and distributes that data—by building platforms, setting data standards, inviting participation, and integrating with partners.