University of Pittsburgh
November 4, 2010

Philanthropist Leslie Crutchfield to Discuss Philanthropy as a Vehicle for Social Change During Pitt Lecture Dec. 1

Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH—The Philanthropy Forum at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) will present a lecture by author and philanthropist Leslie Crutchfield. Hosted by GSPIA’s Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership, the lecture will take place at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 1 in Ballroom B of the University Club, 123 University Pl., Oakland. 

Crutchfield will preview her upcoming book, Do More Than Give: The Six Practices of Donors Who Change the World (Jossey-Bass, 2011), and discuss the strategies involved in moving philanthropic efforts away from simple grantmaking towards social change. 

A renowned expert in the fields of nonprofits, social innovation, and high-impact philanthropy, Crutchfield is the coauthor of the book Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits (Wiley, 2008). A study of 12 high-impact nonprofits, including Teach for America and Habitat for Humanity, the book was named one of The Economist’s Best Books of 2007. 

GSPIA’s Philanthropy Forum offers a university-based setting to explore philanthropy’s impacts and intentions. Through research and exchange with philanthropic leaders, the forum highlights previous advances in the field in order to understand future developments. 

The event is free and open to the public, though an RSVP is required. For more information or to RSVP for the event, contact the Philanthropy Forum at gspiapf@pitt.edu. 

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