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Oct 24

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

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium

What makes great nonprofits great?  Authors Leslie Crutchfield and Heather 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.  Studying 12 nonprofits that have achieved extraordinary levels of impact - from Habitat for Humanity to The Heritage Foundation - they distilled six counterintuitive practices that these organizations use to change the world.  Their book is an innovative guide to how great nonprofits achieve extraordinary social impact and provides lessons for those interested in creating significant social change.

Crutchfield and McLeod Grant have made a significant contribution with a Very Big Idea - the shift in focus from building an organization to building a movement. Inspired and inspiring, this book can change the way the world works by changing how leaders think.                        
- Jim Collins, author, Good to Great, and coauthor, Built to Last

Leslie R. Crutchfield is a managing director of Ashoka and research grantee of The Aspen Institute's Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy Program.  Heather McLeod Grant 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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Leslie R. Crutchfield

Heather McLeod Grant

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Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D. Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D.

Founder, Chairman of the Asian Studies Center, and Chung Ju-yung Fellow Read More