Description : An innovative guide to how great nonprofits achieve extraordinary social impact. What makes great nonprofits great? Authors Crutchfield and McLeod Grant searched for the answer over several years, employing a rigorous research methodology which derived from books on for-profits 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. This book has lessons for all readers interested in creating significant social change, including nonprofit managers, donors and volunteers. Leslie R. Crutchfield (Washington, D.C.) is a managing director of Ashoka and research grantee of the Aspen Institute. Heather McLeod Grant (Palo Alto, CA) is a nonprofit consultant and advisor to Duke University’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship and the Stanford Center for Social Innovation. Crutchfield and Grant were co-founding editors of Who Cares, a national magazine reaching 50,000 readers in circulation between 1993-2000.
Description : Are you looking to make a real difference in your community? Are you in academia looking for a textbook for teaching students who are studying nonprofit leadership? Do you have a passion to bring about change that will benefit others? Are you looking for a way to harness that passion and give it some organizational muscle and backbone? Are you on the hunt for a career you love, not just work that pays the bills? Are you involved in a nonprofit that is not living up to its potential? Then this book is for you! Discover the lessons of great nonprofit leadership that will sharpen your vision, give it structure that works, and make it a force to be reckoned with. You’ll be excited and inspired by those like yourself who have done extraordinary work. With Navigating the Nonprofit Rapids, you’ll discover lessons that have immediate application, and that making a difference is the real adventure of a lifetime.