Forces for Good, Revised and Updated: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits, 2nd Edition

Book description

An updated edition of a groundbreaking book on best practices for nonprofits

What makes great nonprofits great? In the original book, authors Crutchfield and McLeod Grant employed a rigorous research methodology derived from for-profit books like Built to Last. They studied 12 nonprofits that have achieved extraordinary levels of impact—from Habitat for Humanity to the Heritage Foundation—and distilled six counterintuitive practices that these organizations use to change the world.

  • Features a new introduction that explores the new context in which nonprofits operate and the consequences for these organizations

  • Includes a new chapter on applying the Six Practices to small, local nonprofits, including some examples of these organizations

  • Contains an update on the 12 organizations featured in the original book—how they have fared, what they've learned, and where they are now in their growth trajectory

This book has lessons for all readers interested in creating significant social change, including nonprofit managers, donors, and volunteers.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedication
  6. Foreword to the Revised and Updated Edition
  7. Part One: Introduction
    1. Introduction to the Revised and Updated Edition
    2. Introduction to the First Edition
  8. Part Two: Achieving Impact
    1. Chapter 1: Forces for Good
      1. The Twelve High-Impact Nonprofits
      2. Shattering the Myths of Nonprofit Management
      3. The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits
      4. Maximizing Social Change
      5. Our Methodology
    2. Chapter 2: Advocate and Serve
      1. Service Meets Advocacy
      2. A Virtuous Cycle
      3. Three Ways to Bridge the Divide
      4. What’s Holding Nonprofits Back?
      5. Five Principles for Successful Policy Change
      6. Combining Service and Advocacy
      7. Chapter Two Highlights
    3. Chapter 3: Make Markets Work
      1. Doing Well and Doing Good
      2. Three Ways to Leverage Business
      3. Managing the Risks
      4. Pragmatic Activism
      5. Chapter Three Highlights
    4. Chapter 4: Inspire Evangelists
      1. Turning Outsiders into Insiders
      2. The Rules of Engagement
      3. Ripples of Change
      4. Chapter Four Highlights
    5. Chapter 5: Nurture Nonprofit Networks
      1. Adopting a Network Mind-Set
      2. How to Nurture a Nonprofit Network
      3. When to Go Your Own Way
      4. Pulling It All Together
      5. Networks Are the Future
      6. Chapter Five Highlights
    6. Chapter 6: Master the Art of Adaptation
      1. The Cycle of Adaptation
      2. What Drives Innovation?
      3. Different Cultures Support Adaptation
      4. Mastering the Cycle of Adaptation
      5. What Not to Do
      6. Chapter Six Highlights
    7. Chapter 7: Share Leadership
      1. The Power of Collective Leadership
      2. One Style Doesn’t Fit All
      3. Two at the Top: The Second-in-Command
      4. Letting Executives Lead
      5. Great Leaders Last
      6. Founder’s Syndrome and Succession Planning
      7. The Invisible, Invincible Board
      8. Leadership Matters
      9. Chapter Seven Highlights
    8. Chapter 8: Sustaining Impact
      1. Crossing the Chasm
      2. Three Critical Elements to Sustain Impact
      3. A Platform for Future Impact
    9. Chapter 9: Putting It into Practice
      1. The Virtuous Cycle
      2. The Six Practices in Action
      3. Becoming a Force for Good
  9. Part Three: New Lessons for New Times
    1. Chapter 10: Thriving in Tumultuous Times
      1. Ever Greater Impact
      2. The Paradox of Counter-Cyclicality
      3. Embracing Change
      4. Lessons for Challenging Times
      5. Bending History
    2. Chapter 11: Deepening the Six Practices
      1. Accelerating Advocacy
      2. Making Markets Work for Good
      3. Inspiring More Evangelists
      4. Nurturing the Networked Nonprofit
      5. Continuously Adapting
      6. Sharing Leadership in Tumultuous Times
      7. A Virtuous Cycle
    3. Chapter 12: Forces for Local Good
      1. The Six Practices at the Local Level
      2. Practice 1: Advocate and Serve
      3. Practice 2: Make Markets Work
      4. Practice 3: Inspire Evangelists
      5. Practice 4: Nurture Nonprofit Networks
      6. Practice 5: Master the Art of Adaptation
      7. Practice 6: Share Leadership
      8. Greater Good
    4. Chapter 13: Forces for Good Diagnostic Tool
  10. Part Four: Appendixes and Resources
    1. Appendix A: Research Methodology for the First Edition
    2. Appendix B: Field Experts
    3. Appendix C: Case Study Research Guidelines and Questions
    4. Appendix D: Original Research Interview List
    5. Appendix E: Updated Organization Profiles
    6. Appendix F: Research Methodology and Sources for New Material
    7. Appendix G: Preface to the First Edition
  11. Additional Resources
  12. Acknowledgments
  13. The Authors
  14. Index

Product information

  • Title: Forces for Good, Revised and Updated: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits, 2nd Edition
  • Author(s): Heather McLeod Grant, Leslie R. Crutchfield
  • Release date: May 2012
  • Publisher(s): Jossey-Bass
  • ISBN: 9781118237939