Forces for Good: The Six Practices for High-Impact Nonprofits
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Awards:
The Economist picks Forces for Good for Top Ten Business Books of 2007 and features it as a Best Book of the Year Read the article

Winner: Winner: Skystone Ryan Research Prize 2008, Association of Fundraising Professionals

Winner: Gold Prize Axiom Business Book Awards, Nonprofit Division Read the article


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

“… nonprofits having the greatest impact these days are entrepreneurial, adaptive, externally-oriented, sometimes a little messy – and working together, they are not only trying to fix problems but reform whole systems. For people who want to change the world (and who doesn’t?), this book provides an invaluable roadmap. Bravo!”
--David Gergen, Professor of Public Service and Director, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government

“If you're a foundation funder or individual giver you have to read this book. It will frame how you think about lasting impact [in the sector] and greatly enhance your due diligence. The six practices should be your six principles of grantmaking.”
-- Edward Skloot, President, The Surdna Foundation

“Global problems like abject poverty require innovative, scaleable solutions. We have so much to learn from the six practices in Forces for Good because they are what lead to wide scale social change.”
-- Sheryl Sandberg, COO Facebook

“… frees social entrepreneurs from the distraction of conventional management measurements. Instead its findings say: “Go ahead and change the world!” Indeed! This is the only true bottom line.”
-- Bill Drayton, Chair/CEO, Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, Chair, Youth Venture

“Anyone who wants to effect systemic change and make a lasting difference in the world should read this important book and take its lessons to heart.”
--Professor J. Gregory Dees, Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship, Duke University's Fuqua School of Business

“As the social sector grapples with critical operational issues such as capacity building and outcomes measurement, Forces For Good reminds us that impact is of greatest importance. Although these other factors are significant, they are simply the means to an end. We need to be more focused on how our efforts make a tangible difference in the communities we serve.” --Mario Morino, Chairman, Venture Philanthropy Partners

“… an essential roadmap to success for any funder….and a must-read for nonprofit leaders who seek to build the next generation of high-impact organizations”
--William Draper, Director, and Jenny Shilling Stein, Executive Director, The Draper Richards Foundation

“Teachers and students of nonprofit management--and social change in general--will benefit from this book. It provides a fresh look at the elements of good organizations.”
-- Christine Letts, Associate Dean for Executive Education, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

“I'm constantly on the look-out for tools that can help leaders of social purpose organizations deliver mission results. Forces for Good is a great new addition to my recommended list -- it's a must-read for anyone involved in social change.”
--Kriss Deiglmeier, Executive Director, Center for Social Innovation, Stanford Graduate School of Business

News and Reviews:
Number one article of the year: “Creating High-Impact Nonprofits”, Stanford Social Innovation Review www.ssireview.org

Chronicle of Philanthropy features the authors and their research findings in the cover story, and publishes a book review and an op-ed by the authors, in its October 4, 2007 edition visit the site

Philanthropy News Digest reviews Forces for Good: “a thoughtful, highly readable call to arms for any nonprofit leader looking to affect real social change.” Read the article

The Globe and Mail, Toronto reviews Forces for Good along with Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus’s new book, World Without Poverty Read the article

Cause Planet features Forces for Good as part of their “Page to Practice” Series providing a detailed executive summary Read the article

Financial Times philanthropy blog features interview and pod cast with the authors.

Economist.com cites as “a serious piece of research” in Business. View piece about the growing field of social entrepreneurship.

Skoll’s Social Edge features a 3-part discussion on scaling and social entrepreneurship, “Beyond-The-Walls Leadership”

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