“Change happens not by chance. It is determined by individuals and organizations and networks that bind them together in common cause.”

– How Change Happens

Leslie Crutchfield

Leslie Crutchfield is an author, Executive Director of Business for Impact at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and a leading authority on social change.

Leslie’s first book, Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits with Heather McLeod Grant was recognized by The Economist on its Best Books of the Year list. She then coauthored Do More Than Give: The Six Practices of Donors Who Change the World with John Kania and Mark Kramer of FSG, Social Impact Consultants where she serves as Senior Advisor. Her third book is How Change Happens (forthcoming/Wiley April 16, 2018).

Leslie was previously a managing director at Ashoka, the global venture fund for social entrepreneurs, and she cofounded a U.S. nonprofit social enterprise in her 20s.

She has contributed to Fortune, Forbes, The Washington Post, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and Stanford Social Innovation Review, and has appeared on programs such as NPR and ABC News.

Leslie has served on nonprofit boards including SEED Foundation and Kiva, and she volunteered with Crossroads Africa in The Gambia. She holds an MBA and BA from Harvard, and resides in the Washington, D.C. region.

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