October 31, 2007

The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits

Conventional wisdom says that scaling social innovation starts with strengthening internal management capabilities. But a recent study of 12 high-impact nonprofits including Teach for America, Habitat for Humanity and the Exploratorium shows that real social change happens when organizations go outside their own walls and find creative ways to enlist the help of others. The secret to their success lies in how they mobilize every sector of society -- government, business, nonprofits, and the public –- to be a force for good.

In this thought-provoking article, authors Heather McLeod Grant and Leslie R. Crutchfield crystallize their findings into six pithy practices that high-impact non-profits use to achieve extraordinary results.
"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success". --Henry Ford

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