Tomorrow I’ll be releasing a podcast I recorded with Leslie Crutchfield and Heather McLeod Grant, the authors of the new book Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits. Forces for Good examines the characteristics of nonprofits that are achieving high impact. Heather’s been an advisor to the Center for Social Innovation at Stanford, as well as to many nonprofits. She holds an MBA and worked at McKinsey, consulting with for-profit companies. Leslie is a managing director at Ashoka, a research grantee at the Aspen Institute, and a philanthropic advisor to foundations and high net worth individuals.
Below you’ll find some background links. As always, they will be answering your questions and comments via the comments section of the podcast post. Check back tomorrow to join the fun.
- In my Financial Times column “True measure of giving won’t always add up“, I cited Heather and Leslie’s research.
- An excellent Chronicle of Philanthropy article giving an overview of Forces for Good.
- Leslie’s Ashoka bio.
- The Forces for Good official website.
- In October, Stacy Palmer of the Chronicle of Philanthropy moderated an online conversation with Heather and Leslie.
- An interview with Heather from the website YourOnRamp.