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

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 25, 2012 - Business & Economics - 464 pages
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An updated edition of a groundbreaking book on best practices for nonprofits

What makes great nonprofits great? In the original book, authors Crutchfield and McLeod Grant employed a rigorous research methodology derived from for-profit books 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.

  • Features a new introduction that explores the new context in which nonprofits operate and the consequences for these organizations
  • Includes a new chapter on applying the Six Practices to small, local nonprofits, including some examples of these organizations
  • Contains an update on the 12 organizations featured in the original book—how they have fared, what they've learned, and where they are now in their growth trajectory

This book has lessons for all readers interested in creating significant social change, including nonprofit managers, donors, and volunteers.

 

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Business book (short takeaways at the end of each chapter, case studies, etc.) with the titular twist. My takeaways: creating positive, engaging experiences for volunteers beyond donation is vital ... Read full review

Contents

Cover
Introduction to the Revised and Updated Edition
Forces for Good
Advocate and Serve
Make Markets Work
Inspire Evangelists
Nurture Nonprofit Networks
Master the Art of Adaptation
Sustaining Impact
Putting It into Practice
Thriving in Tumultuous Times
Deepening the Six Practices
Forces for Local Good
Forces for Good Diagnostic Tool
Questions
New Material

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About the author (2012)

Leslie R. Crutchfield is an author, speaker, philanthropic and nonprofit adviser, and leading authority on scaling social innovation and high-impact philanthropy. She is a senior adviser with FSG Social Impact Consultants and coauthor of Do More Than Give from Jossey-Bass.

Heather McLeod Grant is a consultant, author, speaker, and adviser to high-impact nonprofits and foundations. As a senior consultant at Monitor Institute, her work focuses on scaling social innovations and impact, leveraging networks for social change, and transforming large-scale legacy nonprofits. She also lectures at Stanford University and serves on several nonprofit advisory boards.

Crutchfield and Grant are the coauthors of the first edition of Forces for Good from Jossey-Bass. Visit their web site www.forcesforgood.net

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