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Jessica Lauren Haynie

Public Administration


Jessica Haynie began the PhD program in Fall 2016. Her research interests include the progress and sustainability of the nonprofit sector, as well as, social innovation and entrepreneurship. She is currently working on research related to community nonprofit carrying capacity, sector density, and network analysis. Additional projects include looking at the relationship between nonproft overhead expenses and outputs, as well as adapative organizational culture. Her strong commitment to the social sector is reflected in twelve years of experience in nonprofit fundraising, management, and consulting. She is the CEO of Three Stones Consulting, a strategy firm for the social sector that she founded seven years ago. Additionally, Jessica is a contributing writer for the Philanthropy Journal, a program of the Institute for Nonprofits at NC State. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Integrative Physiology from the University of Colorado and an MBA with a focus on nonprofit management and social entrepreneurship from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University.



Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action Conference, November 2016

Southeastern Conference for Public Administration, October 2016


Applying Carrying Capacity: A Case Study of One Nonproft Sector

An Empirical Study of Nonprofit Overhead

Attributes that Affect a Nonprofit’s Adaptive Organizational Culutre to Foster Survival


  • PhD in Non-profit, Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship from N.C. State, 2016
  • MBA in Non-profit Management and Social Entrepreneurship from Syracuse University, 2008
  • B.S. in Integrative Physiology from University of Colorado, 2003