Leslie Crutchfield

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Leslie Crutchfield

1993 Global Fellow
Founder of Who Cares Magazine with Heather McLeod Grant

Leslie Crutchfield 1993 Global Fellow


Leslie Crutchfield is an author, speaker, and leading authority on scaling social innovation and high-impact philanthropy. She coauthored Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits (Wiley 2008), recognized by The Economist on its Best Books of the Year list. Leslie serves as a senior advisor with FSG Social Impact Advisors, a nonprofit strategy firm, and is jointly writing, with John Kania and Mark Kramer, a book on effective giving. She has guided a range of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations as an independent advisor, and serves as a Changeleader at Ashoka, the oldest and largest venture philanthropy organization supporting thousands of social entrepreneurs worldwide. She is a frequent media contributor whose work has been featured in The Washington Post, Newsweek, Fast Company, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and Stanford Social Innovation Review. Leslie holds an MBA and a BA from Harvard University.

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