McDonough School of Business

Leslie Crutchfield

Leslie Crutchfield is a social change strategist, author, educator, and Executive Director of Business for Impact at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Business for Impact team delivers world-class student experience, new insight discovery, and collective impact with corporate, nonprofit, and government partners to advance the triple bottom line – people, planet and prosperity. Leslie’s latest book is How Change Happens: Why Some Movements Succeed While Others Don’t. She also co-authored Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits and Do More than Give. She teaches courses on Corporate Social Responsibility and Nonprofit Leadership in Georgetown’s MBA program as an Adjunct Professor, and she instructs virtually via LinkedIn Learning courses on Business Leadership & Social Movements and Nonprofit Fundamentals. Leslie previously served as senior advisor at FSG Social Impact Consultants for more than a decade, advising corporations and foundations on strategies to achieve greater impact and create shared value. Prior to FSG, she served as managing director at Ashoka, the global venture fund for social entrepreneurs, and she co-founded a national nonprofit social enterprise. Leslie has contributed to Fortune, Forbes, Harvard Business, Stanford Social Innovation Review and The Chronicle of Philanthropy. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of Boldly Go Philanthropy, and she volunteered with Crossroads Africa in The Gambia. She holds an MBA and BA from Harvard.