Introduction to the Revised and Updated Edition
What makes great nonprofits great?
That was driving question we attempted to answer as we wrote the original edition of Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits. Since then, the entire world has changed.
When we set out to study the twelve high-impact nonprofits featured in the first edition, it was the mid-2000s. The U.S. economy had recovered from the dot-com bust of 2001 and was humming along, fueled by consumer demand, housing price inflation, and rampant technological and social innovation. At that exuberant moment in time, the social sector was obsessed with growth, scale, and organizational effectiveness. As they ramped up their private foundations and shifted their energy ...