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Jessica Walker

Recent Posts by Jessica Walker:

Following Up on the Investing in Infrastructure Letter


As our president and CEO, Jacob Harold, noted last month, GuideStar and similar infrastructure nonprofits are the plumbing for the sector. Such organizations ensure that the information necessary for a strong sector is easily available and help to multiply the impact of philanthropy.

In the Investing in Infrastructure letter that GuideStar and 21 other organizations shared in May, we thanked funders that support infrastructure while asking the sector to consider the importance of our work. We provide the resources that ensure an effective, functioning, and vibrant nonprofit community; to continue to do so and to allow the sector to grow, infrastructure organizations need to grow, too.

Everyone’s a giver in the nonprofit sector—or are they?

What nonprofits can learn from Adam Grant’s Give and Take

Earlier this year, GuideStar began hosting a staff book club. So far, we’ve reviewed, Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, and most recently, Give and Take by Adam M. Grant. The book’s premise is that there are three types of people – givers, takers, and matchers – with givers being the most successful of the bunch, even though it may seem that takers gain more in the long-term.

Telling Your Story to Stand Out

Jessica Walker

Proposal Writing Pain Be Gone!

Jessica Walker, Development Coordinator

How to Make the Most out of Conferences

Jessica Walker

So Many Portals, So Little Time!

Jessica Walker

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