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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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Introduction to the First Edition

During the last several decades, a new cadre of entrepreneurial nonprofits has created extraordinary levels of social impact. These pioneering “change makers” are the vanguard of a growing civic sector—a segment of the U.S. economy now valued at more than $1 trillion. Operating at the interstices of government and the market—a broad and ill-defined “grey space”—these organizations play an increasingly important role in shaping our world.

That’s why we set out nearly a decade ago to research and write about some of the most successful nonprofits of our era. We surveyed thousands of nonprofit CEOs and conducted more than sixty interviews just to select the twelve exemplary organizations featured in this book. ...

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