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Jessica Lauren Haynie

Public Administration


Jessica Haynie began the PhD program in Fall 2016. Her research focuses on nonprofit management including financial management and nonprofit effectiveness. She is currently working on research related to overhead ratios, efficiency, and revenue diversification. Additional research includes community nonprofit carrying capacity, sector density, and network analysis. Jessica is an instructor for the Department of Political Science at NCSU and is currently teaching Introduction to Nonprofits. Her strong commitment to the social sector is reflected in thirteen years of experience in nonprofit fundraising, management, and consulting. She is also the CEO of Three Stones Consulting, a strategy firm for the social sector that she founded eight years ago. 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 2017

Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management, November 2017

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

Southeastern Conference for Public Administration, October 2016


The Overhead Ratio is Not a Measure of Efficiency

Carrying Capacity from the Community Perspective: A Case Study of One Nonprofit Sector

From Overhead to Organizational Capacity: New Data on Nonprofit Effectiveness

The Effect of Revenue Diversification on Output Creation in Nonprofit Organizations: A Resource Dependence Perspective


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