Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 19, 2007 - Business & Economics - 336 pages
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An innovative guide to how great nonprofits achieve extraordinary social impact. What makes great nonprofits great? Authors Crutchfield and McLeod Grant searched for the answer over several years, employing a rigorous research methodology which derived from books on for-profits like Built to Last. They studied 12 nonprofits that have achieved extraordinary levels of impact—from Habitat for Humanity to the Heritage Foundation—and distilled six counterintuitive practices that these organizations use to change the world. This book has lessons for all readers interested in creating significant social change, including nonprofit managers, donors and volunteers.

Leslie R. Crutchfield (Washington, D.C.) is a managing director of Ashoka and research grantee of the Aspen Institute. Heather McLeod Grant (Palo Alto, CA) is a nonprofit consultant and advisor to Duke University’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship and the Stanford Center for Social Innovation. Crutchfield and Grant were co-founding editors of Who Cares, a national magazine reaching 50,000 readers in circulation between 1993-2000.

 

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Crutchfield and Grant, cofounders of Who Cares?, a national quarterly journal devoted to community service and social activism, have put together a workable list of the six best practices for ... Read full review

Contents

The Six Practices of HighImpact Nonprofits Introduction
1
The Six Practices of HighImpact Nonprofits Chapter One Forces for Good
11
The Six Practices of HighImpact Nonprofits Chapter Two Advocate and Serve
30
The Six Practices of HighImpact Nonprofits Chapter Three Make Markets Work
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The Six Practices of HighImpact Nonprofits Chapter Four Inspire Evangelists
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The Six Practices of HighImpact Nonprofits Chapter Five Nurture Nonprofit Networks
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The Six Practices of HighImpact Nonprofits Chapter Six Master the Art of Adaptation
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The Six Practices of HighImpact Nonprofits Chapter Seven Share Leadership
153
The Six Practices of HighImpact Nonprofits Appendix A Research Methodology
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The Six Practices of HighImpact Nonprofits Appendix B Field Experts
237
The Six Practices of HighImpact Nonprofits Appendix C Case Study Research Guidelines and Questions
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The Six Practices of HighImpact Nonprofits Appendix D Key Stakeholders Interview List
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The Six Practices of HighImpact Nonprofits Appendix E Organization Profiles
253
The Six Practices of HighImpact Nonprofits Endnotes
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The Six Practices of HighImpact Nonprofits Additional Resources
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The Six Practices of HighImpact Nonprofits Index
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The Six Practices of HighImpact Nonprofits Chapter Eight Sustaining Impact
179
The Six Practices of HighImpact Nonprofits Chapter Nine Putting It into Practice
207

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Leslie R. Crutchfield is a managing director of Ashoka: Innovators of the Public, a philanthropic adviser, and a research grantee of The Aspen Institute's Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy Program. She serves on the board of the SEED Foundation and resides in the Washington, D.C., area.

Heather McLeod Grant is an adviser to the Center for Social Innovation at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and to leading nonprofits. She is a former McKinsey & Company consultant, serves on the Advisory Board of Stanford Social Innovation Review, and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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