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

Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits[Download] ➺ Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits By Leslie R. Crutchfield – Heartforum.co.uk 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, emplo An innovative guide to Good: The PDF ↠ 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 studiednonprofits that have achieved extraordinary levels of impact from Habitat for Humanity to the Heritage Foundation Forces for Kindle - 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, DC 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 for Good: The ePUB ´ 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 , readers in circulation between.

Leslie Crutchfield is an Good: The PDF ↠ author, Executive Director of the Global Social Enterprise Initiative at Georgetown University s McDonough School of Business, and a leading authority on social changeLeslie s first book, Forces for Good The Six Practices of High Impact Nonprofits with Heather McLeod Grant was recognized by The Economist on its Best Books of the Year list She then coauthored Forces for Kindle - Do More Than Give The Six Practices of Donors Who Change the World with John Kania and Mark Kramer of FSG, Social Impact Consultants where she serves as Senior Advisor Her third book is How Change Happens forthcoming Wiley April , Leslie was previously a managing director at Ashoka, the global venture fund for social entrepreneurs, and she cofounded a US nonprofit for Good: The ePUB ´ social enterprise in her sShe has contributed to Fortune, Forbes, The Washington Post, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and Stanford Social Innovation Review, and has appeared on programs such as NPR and ABC NewsLeslie has served on nonprofit boards including SEED Foundation and Kiva, and she volunteered with Crossroads Africa in The Gambia She holds an MBA and BA from Harvard, and resides in the Washington, DC region.

Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact
  • Hardcover
  • 313 pages
  • Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits
  • Leslie R. Crutchfield
  • English
  • 21 October 2018
  • 0787986127

10 thoughts on “Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits

  1. Amora says:

    This book tells the story of several non profits going from completely unknown to well known and the principles they followed to expand I m starting a non profit myself and the principles mentioned in this book have been of tremendous help in spreading my name around There s a lot of data and graphs in here but this book but it s still readable for someone that is a new face to non profits This book can get repetitive at times but the content is quite good.

  2. Dave says:

    The six practices of high impact nonprofits are 1 Advocate AND serve You need to add advocacy to have high impact Leverage your message toward governments, policies, other powerful networks, etc.2 Make markets work Tap into the power of self interest and economics rather than pure altruism For instance Earned income ventures 3 Inspire evangelists Your volunteers need to be evangelists for your cause.4 Nurture non profit networks Real collaboration means helping other organizations an The six practices of high impact nonprofits are 1 Advocate AND serve You need to add advocacy to have high impact Leverage your message toward governments, policies, other powerful networks, etc.2 Make markets work Tap into the power of self interest and economics rather than pure altruism For instance Earned income ventures 3 Inspire evangelists Your volunteers need to be evangelists for your cause.4 Nurture non profit networks Real collaboration means helping other organizations and not viewing others as competitors, freely sharing information and resources with peers.5 Master the art of adaptation Listen, learn, and modify your approach based on changing situations.6 Share leadership Empower others, especially second level leaders You must have strong succession plans See page 178

  3. Ivan says:

    Lots of new categories that I had not considered before Good read, with many actionable items.

  4. Adelaida Diaz-Roa says:

    The first half of this book is 100% 5 Stars, I loved it If you re thinking of investing in a non profit or starting one, I highly recommend the first half of this book where they cover the 6 practices The second half meh 3 stars, feel like you don t really learn muchand it s just examples that support those 6 practices.

  5. Robert says:

    As is true of several other outstanding business books, the work on this one was driven by a question What makes great nonprofits great What Crutchfield and McLeod learned is shared in this volume They assert that high impact nonprofits demonstrate all or most of six practices They both advocate what is urgently needed and commit resources in response to that need are pragmatic idealists who combine social values with business smarts to make markets work build a community of evangel As is true of several other outstanding business books, the work on this one was driven by a question What makes great nonprofits great What Crutchfield and McLeod learned is shared in this volume They assert that high impact nonprofits demonstrate all or most of six practices They both advocate what is urgently needed and commit resources in response to that need are pragmatic idealists who combine social values with business smarts to make markets work build a community of evangelists as a powerful force for social change by communicating their mission, vision, and values as well as creating meaningful experiences adopt and maintain a network mind set to share resources and empower other organizations constantly adapt and modify their tactics and initiatives while maintaining the balance between stifling bureaucracy and unbridled creativity and support growth by developing high impact leadership internally, widely distributing authority as well as responsibility among those involved in the given enterpriseCrutchfield and Grant devote a separate chapter to each of these six, then suggest in Chapter Nine how to put them in action By now they have answered the original question Great nonprofits are great because they are working with and through others, as counterintuitive as that might seem It s about leveraging every sector of society to become a force for good high impact organizations bridge boundaries and work with others to achieve greater levels of change than they could accomplish alone What about all the other nonprofits How can they make what Collins characterizes as a leap from being only mediocre or good to great Stated another way, how can these other nonprofits also become effective agents of change and have high impact Those who lead them need to bridge boundaries and understand how to influence without authority They will need to see the larger system and their role in it not just their own interests They must be influential enough to convince the CEOs of global corporations to change their ways, and to make the business case, as well as the moral case, for doing so Above all else, nonprofit leaders must learn how to share power an empower others if they aren t already doing so The six practices can help to guide and inform the change initiatives that are needed What to do and where to start Please see Figures 9.1 9.6 inserted sequentially throughout pages 214 220

  6. Alex says:

    I often find books by nonprofit consultants too obvious, but this is one of the best I ve read Despite looking a multimillion dollar organizations, I found the advice relevant to small nonprofits, and was especially pleased to see them analyzing very different types of organizations from the Heritage Foundation to Teach for America I particularly appreciated the advice on inspiring evangelists and the benefits of prioritizing the movement over just the organization while recognizing that an I often find books by nonprofit consultants too obvious, but this is one of the best I ve read Despite looking a multimillion dollar organizations, I found the advice relevant to small nonprofits, and was especially pleased to see them analyzing very different types of organizations from the Heritage Foundation to Teach for America I particularly appreciated the advice on inspiring evangelists and the benefits of prioritizing the movement over just the organization while recognizing that an organization needs to be planned and run as such

  7. Cathy says:

    This is a must read for anyone who works for a nonproft, for foundations and businesses that support nonprofits, and generally for the do gooders in the world.It identifies six common practices identified in 12 effective nonprofits that have had national impact The group is diverse, ranging from Habitat for Humanity to the Heritage Foundation.We are using it for our Board retreat in a few weeks Highly recommended.

  8. James Evans says:

    This very interesting scholarly work gives those interested in nonprofit management and leadership some very good imperial advice The study follows along the lines of Jim Collins book, Good to Great.Large, successful nonprofits recognize that they are catalysts for a movement, not just a business operating in a market niche They tend to be messy in organization and operation, but they are driven by market forces i.e., recognized, but unfilled social, economic, or political needs that req This very interesting scholarly work gives those interested in nonprofit management and leadership some very good imperial advice The study follows along the lines of Jim Collins book, Good to Great.Large, successful nonprofits recognize that they are catalysts for a movement, not just a business operating in a market niche They tend to be messy in organization and operation, but they are driven by market forces i.e., recognized, but unfilled social, economic, or political needs that require the organization and channeling of volunteer forces and funds

  9. Ray says:

    The book wasn t terrible but it wasn t terribly interesting either.The things great nonprofits do 1 Great nonprofits serve help people directly and advocate policy making 2 Partner with businesses when appropriate3 Inspire evangelists to get out there and spread the word of your cause4 Create great networks of people5 Keep changing and improving their programs6 Share leadership Don t have a single point of leadership, empower your people.7 Hire amazing people and pay them well

  10. Chad Manske says:

    Well researched with a solid analytical methodology, the authors looked at high performing non profit organizations loosely using Jim Collins Good to Great evaluative process used to grade the best for profit companies Derived from this are 12 high performing non profits for which the authors extracted six common best practices leading to their success These six practices became recommendations by the authors and a lens through which all non profits could learn and apply Exceptional checklis Well researched with a solid analytical methodology, the authors looked at high performing non profit organizations loosely using Jim Collins Good to Great evaluative process used to grade the best for profit companies Derived from this are 12 high performing non profits for which the authors extracted six common best practices leading to their success These six practices became recommendations by the authors and a lens through which all non profits could learn and apply Exceptional checklists and considerations for leaders of any non profit will benefit from the wisdom herein

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