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Forces for Good, Revised and Updated: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits, 2nd Edition by Leslie R. Crutchfield, Heather McLeod Grant

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Foreword to the Revised and Updated Edition

Back in 2004, when Leslie Crutchfield and Heather McLeod Grant first teamed up to conduct the research for what became Forces for Good, I was excited about the project. I saw the potential for creating a popular research-based book that could help reframe the discussion of scale in the nonprofit sector, moving it away from organizational growth and replication toward a focus on broader strategies for magnifying impact on the world—which should be the goal of any nonprofit. This has been a major theme of my academic research over the past twenty years, as I’ve taught social entrepreneurship on the faculties of Duke’s, Stanford’s, and Harvard’s schools of business. And it is now a major focus of the ...

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