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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User Review  - rivkat - LibraryThing

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

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The non profits used to illustrate the principles taught lost my interest. Although they are all worthy causes, they were all US based organizations. I bought this book hoping that it would spotlight ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword to the Revised and Updated Edition
9
Introduction to the Revised and Updated Edition
15
Forces for Good
27
Advocate and Serve
47
Make Markets Work
73
Inspire Evangelists
101
Nurture Nonprofit Networks
125
Master the Art of Adaptation
149
Forces for Local Good
289
Forces for Good Diagnostic Tool
321
Research Methodology
327
Field Experts
341
Original Research Interview List
349
Updated Organization Profiles
355
Research Methodology and Sources
389
Preface to the First Edition
395

Share Leadership
175
Sustaining Impact
203
Putting It into Practice
233
New Lessons for New Times
251
Deepening the Six Practices
269
Additional Resources
411
Acknowledgments
419
The Authors
425
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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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