Leslie Crutchfield | Author, Speaker, Executive Director, & Social Change Expert

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 - 11:30am - 1:30pm

The Global Center for Health Innovation, The Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
1 St. Clair Avenue NE, Cleveland, OH 44114


THOUGHT LEADER: RPM International Inc.

CHANGE AGENT: Cuyahoga Community College Metropolitan Campus, Wells Fargo, and Vistage

TASTEMAKERS: Lubrizol, Ratliff & Taylor, Nordson, Tarolli, The NRP Group, and Kohrman Jackson & Krantz

LUMINARIES: Pease & Associates CPAs, Social Venture Partners Cleveland, KeyBank, Dr. Scott & Anne Flamm, Dr. Anne & Rollin Steele, The Wetmore Family, Lori & Scott Niederst, Bravo Wellness, Buckingham Doolittle Burroughs Law, InterDesign, Lauren & Eric Smith, Little Jacket, The Pavilonis Family, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Third Federal, Grant Street Consultants, and Cleveland Clinic.

FOUNDATION LUMINARIES: Saint Luke’s Foundation, Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, the Cleveland Foundation, and Grants Plus


Leslie Crutchfield is an author, educator, Executive Director of the Global Social Enterprise Initiative at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and a Senior Advisor at FSG Social Impact Consultants. Leslie’s three books include How Change Happens: Why Some Movements Succeed While Others Don’t (Wiley/April 2018); Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits – recognized by The Economist on its Best Books of the Year list; and Do More Than Give: The Six Practices of Donors Who Change the World. Leslie was previously a managing director at Ashoka, the global venture fund for social entrepreneurs, and she cofounded a national nonprofit social enterprise in her 20s. She has contributed to Fortune, Forbes, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and Stanford Social Innovation Review, and has appeared on programs such as FOX, NPR and ABC News. Leslie has served as a trustee of SEED Foundation and Kiva, and volunteered with Crossroads Africa. She holds an MBA and BA from Harvard, and resides in the Washington, D.C. region.

MODERATOR: Ray Strickland, WKYC

GUEST PANELISTS: Leslie Crutchfield, Kristen Morris, The Cleveland Clinic, Augie Napoli, The United Way of Greater Cleveland, and Randy McShepard, RPM

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