By Leslie R. Crutchfield
An cutting edge consultant to how nice nonprofits in achieving remarkable social influence.
What makes nice nonprofits nice? Authors Crutchfield and McLeod supply sought for the reply over numerous years, utilising a rigorous learn method which derived from books on for-profits like outfitted to final. They studied 12 nonprofits that experience accomplished outstanding degrees of effect from Habitat for Humanity to the history beginning and distilled six counterintuitive practices that those companies use to alter the realm. This booklet has classes for all readers drawn to growing major social swap, together with nonprofit managers, donors and volunteers.
Leslie R. Crutchfield (Washington, D.C.) is a handling director of Ashoka and learn grantee of the Aspen Institute. Heather McLeod supply (Palo Alto, CA) is a nonprofit advisor and consultant to Duke University's heart for the development of Social Entrepreneurship and the Stanford middle for Social Innovation. Crutchfield and supply have been co-founding editors of Who Cares, a countrywide journal achieving 50,000 readers in stream among 1993-2000.
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Service Meets Advocacy Most organizations in the social sector can be divided into two camps: direct service organizations that run programs in local communities, and advocacy organizations that raise public awareness and push for policy reform. In the field of women’s issues, it’s the difference between Junior League volunteers serving in shelters for battered women and the National Organization for Women fighting for equal pay and abortion rights. Both organizations aim to improve the lives of women, but they go about achieving that goal in markedly different ways.
Eakes and Self-Help agreed to help the bus driver. When the nonprofit’s efforts to speak with the lender failed, it helped him sue the company instead. Eventually the bus driver won the suit and was able to keep his home. Although the legal victory was encouraging, the encounter had uncovered a disturbing trend. c02 8/31/07 9:52 AM Page 31 ADVOCATE AND SERVE 31 Self-Help learned that approximately ten thousand North Carolinians were losing their homes to predatory lenders each year. These lenders targeted low-income borrowers—poorly educated, minority, or elderly people who were most vulnerable to deception—overloading loans with excessive fees and high rates.
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Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits by Leslie R. Crutchfield