Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits (2007)

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Leslie Crutchfield and Heather McLeod Grant New York: Jossey-Bass, October 2007. 336pp.Hardback. ISBN 978-0-7879-8612-4

An innovative guide to how great non-profits achieve extraordinary social impact, based on case studies of twelve high-performing charities. The authors’ central question - what makes great non-profits great? – is answered by describing six counterintuitive practices that these organisations have used to achieve extraordinary levels of impact. For example, great non-profits spend as much time working outside their four walls as they do managing their internal operations, and they use the power of leverage to become greater forces for good. This book has lessons for all readers interested in creating significant social change, including non-profit managers, donors and volunteers.

  • Charity selection
  • Impact measurement
  • Philanthropy stats & trends