Leaders from all sectors—nonprofit, philanthropy, business and policy—can learn to apply the six practices of high-impact nonprofits to their own work. Forces for Good authors Leslie Crutchfield and Heather McLeod Grant are experienced speakers, consultants, and workshop facilitators.
Leslie Crutchfield is an internationally-renowned author, speaker, and leading authority on scaling social innovation and high-impact philanthropy. She serves as a Senior Advisor with FSG, a nonprofit strategy firm cofounded in 1999 as Foundation Strategy Group by Mark R. Kramer and Michael E. Porter. Leslie and FSG managing directors John Kania and Mark Kramer are co-authors of Do More Than Give: The Six Practices of Donors Who Change the World, which was inspired by the findings in Forces for Good. Leslie was previously a managing director of Ashoka; in the 1990s she cofounded and ran a nonprofit social enterprise. Leslie is a frequently invited to lecture at domestic and international events, and conducts workshops and private training sessions for nonprofit and philanthropic leaders. She is an active media contributor whose work has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, HBR.org, Fast Company, The Washington Post, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and Stanford Social Innovation Review, and she has appeared on programs such as ABC News, NPR and PBS. Leslie serves on the board of the SEED Foundation and she was a Crossroads Africa volunteer. She holds an MBA and a BA from Harvard University, and resides in the Washington, D.C., area with her husband and three children.
Heather McLeod Grant is a well-known author, speaker, and advisor to high-impact organizations, with 20 years of experience in the social sector. She is a Global Account Manager at Monitor Institute, where her work focuses on scaling impact, leveraging networks for social change, and transforming large-scale nonprofits; she has advised many leading organizations of our time. She is the co-author of the best-selling Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits, named a Top Ten Book of 2007 by the Economist; and the publications Working Wikily: Social Change with a Network Mindset, Transformer: How to Build a Network to Change a System, and Breaking New Ground: Using the Internet to Scale. Prior to joining Monitor, Heather worked at McKinsey & Company, and co-founded Who Cares, a national magazine for social entrepreneurs. She lectures at Stanford, speaks at industry conferences, and has been widely published. Heather currently serves on the Woodside Elementary School Site Council and the board of Jacaranda, a women’s health-care nonprofit in Africa. She has previously served the Stanford Social Innovation Review, the National Civic League, Hands On Bay Area, and the Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Duke University. She holds an MBA from Stanford University and an AB from Harvard University, and resides in the Bay Area with her husband and daughter.