Do More Than Give: Six Practices of Donors Who Change the World

by Leslie R. Crutchfield, John V. Kania, and Mark R. Kramer


In good economic times or bad, this book provides guidance for givers to increase the impact of their charitable resources and go beyond check-writing to help solve problems and change the world.


  • Learn the answers to the most commonly asked questions about what makes a nonprofit achieve greater impact.
  • Find out why writing checks to worthy charities is no antidote to the complex problems that challenge our world.
  • Discover what trait the world’s largest funders and families share that creates transformative change.
  • Understand how nonprofits and donors alike can apply the authors’ recommendations to accomplish catalytic philanthropy.


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About the Author

Leslie R. Crutchfield is an author and a leading authority on scaling social innovation and high impact philanthropy. She is a senior advisor at FSG, a nonprofit consulting firm specializing in social sector strategy, evaluation and research. Her previous book, Forces for Good, was recognized in the The Economist on its annual list of Top Business Books.

John V. Kania is managing director at FSG who oversees the firm’s consulting practice. John is a featured author of the book Learning from the Future, and he has been published in theStanford Social Innovation Review and the Wall Street Journal. He is a former partner of both Mercer Management Consulting and Corporate Decisions, Inc.

Mark R. Kramer is cofounder and a managing director at FSG, cofounder of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, and a senior fellow at Harvard University. Mark speaks and writes extensively on topics in philanthropy and corporate responsibility and has been published in the Harvard Business Review and the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

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