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

Leslie R. Crutchfield Heather McLeod Grant J. Gregory Dees



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John Wiley & Sons Inc
11 April 2012
Non-profitmaking organisations
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.
By:   Leslie R. Crutchfield, Heather McLeod Grant
Foreword by:   J. Gregory Dees
Imprint:   John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   Revised and Updated Edition
Dimensions:   Height: 231mm,  Width: 166mm,  Spine: 40mm
Weight:   782g
ISBN:   9781118118801
ISBN 10:   1118118804
Pages:   464
Publication Date:   11 April 2012
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Foreword to the Revised and Updated Edition J. Gregory Dees ix Part One: Introduction 1 Introduction to the Revised and Updated Edition 3 Introduction to the First Edition 13 Part Two: Achieving Impact 25 1 Forces for Good 27 2 Advocate and Serve 47 3 Make Markets Work 73 4 Inspire Evangelists 101 5 Nurture Nonprofit Networks 125 6 Master the Art of Adaptation 149 7 Share Leadership 175 8 Sustaining Impact 203 9 Putting It into Practice 233 Part Three: New Lessons for New Times 251 10 Thriving in Tumultuous Times 253 11 Deepening the Six Practices 269 12 Forces for Local Good 289 13 Forces for Good Diagnostic Tool 321 Part Four: Appendixes and Resources 325 Appendix A: Research Methodology for the First Edition 327 Appendix B: Field Experts 341 Appendix C: Case Study Research Guidelines and Questions 345 Appendix D: Original Research Interview List 349 Appendix E: Updated Organization Profiles 355 Appendix F: Research Methodology and Sources for New Material 389 Appendix G: Preface to the First Edition 395 Endnotes 397 Additional Resources 411 Acknowledgments 419 The Authors 425 Index 427

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

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