The world has changed significantly since the first edition of Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits was published in late 2007. The U.S. and global economies have significantly slowed down, while government cutbacks, reduced public
Heather McLeod Grant
Heather McLeod Grant is a well-known author, speaker, and advisor to high-impact organizations, with 20 years of experience in the social sector. She is a Global Account Manager at Monitor Institute, where her work focuses on scaling impact, leveraging networks for social change, and transforming large-scale nonprofits; she has advised many leading organizations of our time. She is the co-author of the best-selling Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits, named a Top Ten Book of 2007 by the Economist; and the publications Working Wikily: Social Change with a Network Mindset, Transformer: How to Build a Network to Change a System, and Breaking New Ground: Using the Internet to Scale. Prior to joining Monitor, Heather worked at McKinsey & Company, and co-founded Who Cares, a national magazine for social entrepreneurs. She lectures at Stanford, speaks at industry conferences, and has been widely published. Heather currently serves on the Woodside Elementary School Site Council and the board of Jacaranda, a women’s health-care nonprofit in Africa. She has previously served the Stanford Social Innovation Review, the National Civic League, Hands On Bay Area, and the Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Duke University. She holds an MBA from Stanford University and an AB from Harvard University, and resides in the Bay Area with her husband and daughter.