Research

Book Publication

With the support of founding partner Bank of America, Business for Impact Executive Director Leslie Crutchfield and a research team of 21 students, staff, and faculty published How Change Happens: Why Some Movements Succeed While Others Don’t (Wiley/April 2018) to critical acclaim and enthusiastic reception across the United States and audiences worldwide.

“…serving as a blueprint for today’s movement leaders”

The New York Review of Books

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How Change Happens: Why Some Social Movements Succeed While Others Don’t, has been instrumental in helping organizations craft social movements and design social impact programs that get results. Leslie Crutchfield has appeared on programs such as FOX, NPR, PBS, and C-SPAN, offering expert commentary on social movements and has contributed columns on social movements to FORTUNE, The Hill, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and more.


“…providing valuable perspective for civil society leaders aiming to catalyze social change”

Stanford Social Innovation Review

State of Social Enterprise and Economic Mobility Report
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Business for Impact has assembled a world-class team to develop the first-ever “Social Enterprise and Economic Mobility in the U.S. Report.” Research and interviews are underway and the final report will be complete in the spring of 2020 and will launch with a special event to commemorate the research in early fall 2020.