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International Development Project Appraisal, Execution Planning and Monitoring

by Joseph Martial Ribiero Presses Internationales Polytechnique (July 08, 2011)

The purpose of International Development Project Appraisal, Execution Planning and Monitoring is to provide the reader with an overview of the various analytical efforts involved in preparing and appraising...

Catch the Fire: An Art-full Guide to Unleashing the Creative Power of Youth, Adults and Communities

by Peggy Taylor & Charlie Murphy New Society Publishers (December 23, 2013)

The key to facilitating vibrant, deep, and motivating programs for youth and adults.

The Promise of a Pencil

by Adam Braun Scribner (March 18, 2014)

The riveting story of how a young man turned $25 into more than 200 schools around the world and the guiding steps anyone can take to lead a successful and significant life.

Adam Braun began working summers at...

Effective Leadership for Nonprofit Organizations

by Thomas Wolf Allworth (January 02, 2014)

Managing a nonprofit organization has many challenges. One key to success is building a strong relationship between the executive director and the board of trustees. This book is a treasure trove of information...

Historical Dictionary of Inter-American Organizations

by David W. Dent & Larman C. Wilson Scarecrow Press (December 11, 2013)

This updated second edition of Historical Dictionary of Inter-American Organizations covers the history of through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary...

The World We Want: New Dimensions in Philanthropy and Social Change

by Peter Karoff & Jane Maddox AltaMira Press (January 19, 2007)

In The World We Want, Peter Karoff presents a collective vision of an ideal world. The book weaves together multi-sector, multidiscipline strategies, but_in large part_it is about the power of human connection,...

The Art of Governance

by Nancy Roche & Jaan Whitehead Theatre Communications Group (August 18, 2013)

A practical guide for nonprofit organizations.

China's Nonprofit Sector: Progress and Challenges

by Chien-Chung Huang, Guosheng Deng, Zhenyao Wang & Richard L. Edwards Transaction Publishers (October 16, 2013)

This book describes the development of China’s nonprofit sector since 1995, through its shifting legal framework, the relationship between government and private sector organizations, and the lack of knowledge...

Is Your Museum Grant-Ready?: Assessing Your Organization's Potential for Funding

by Sarah S. Brophy Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 03, 2005)

This succinct text provides an accessible, step-by-step guide for small museums and historic organizations to help assess their readiness for the often laborious grant-application process. It includes seven...

Financing Nonprofits: Putting Theory into Practice

by Dennis R. Young AltaMira Press (September 11, 2006)

Nonprofits often struggle financially, overwhelmed by the need to muster a complex combination of income streams that range from grants and government funding to gifts-in-kind and volunteer labor. Financing...

Managing the Non-Profit Organization: Principles and Practices

by Peter F. Drucker HarperCollins e-books (September 07, 2010)

The groundbreaking and premier work on nonprofit organizations.

The nonprofit sector is growing rapidly, creating a major need for expert advice on how to manage these organizations effectively. Management legend...

Begging for Change: The Dollars and Sense of Making Nonprofits Responsive, Efficient, and Rewarding for All

by Robert Egger HarperCollins e-books (July 06, 2010)

You are a good person. You are one of the 84 million Americans who volunteer with a charity. You are part of a national donor pool that contributes nearly $200 billion to good causes every year. But you wonder:...

Leaving Microsoft to Change the World

by John Wood HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

John Wood discovered his passion, his greatest success, and his life's work not at business school or helping lead Microsoft's charge into Asia in the 1990s but on a soul-searching trip to the Himalayas. He...

The Robin Hood Rules for Smart Giving

by Michael M. Weinstein & Ralph M. Bradburd Columbia University Press (April 23, 2013)

The Robin Hood Foundation is a charitable organization focused on alleviating problems caused by poverty in New York City. Michael M. Weinstein is the Foundation’s senior vice president, and Ralph M. Bradburd...

Historical Dictionary of the World Health Organization

by Kelley Lee & Jennifer Fang Scarecrow Press (December 14, 2012)

The Historical Dictionary of the World Health Organization covers the history of the WHO through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over...

Let's Put on a Show

by Gail Brown Allworth (September 21, 2010)

Everything a group needs, from first inspiration to closing night Makes the complexities of a theatrical production easy for a non-pro to master Filled with amusing, enlightening anecdotes from producers, directors,...

The Politics of Ministry

by Donald C. Guthrie, Bob Burns, Tasha D. Chapman & Steven Garber Ivp Books (January 08, 2019)

We all need help navigating the politics of ministry. "Politics" is often considered a dirty word. It brings to mind lies and manipulation, accusations and scandals. But at its most basic level, politics is...

Making Change

by The Laidlaw Foundation & Paul Challen Ecw Press (December 31, 2000)

The Laidlaw Foundation was established in 1949 by Walter and Robert Laidlaw, sons of the founder of the R. Laidlaw Lumber Company. This book is a history of the Laidlaw family, how it amassed money, and why...


by Christen Brandt & Tammy Tibbetts PublicAffairs (November 16, 2020)

If you've ever felt too overwhelmed to make a difference, or just unsure of how to apply your unique skills to a bigger purpose, this book is ready to unlock your potential.

When you feel that pull to be part...

Learning to Change the World

by Charles Kane, Walter Bender, Jody Cornish & Neal Donahue St. Martin's Press (December 10, 2012)

UNESCO estimates that eleven percent of primary school?age children?seventy-two million worldwide?are not enrolled in or attending school. Children who do attend may find themselves in schools that lack adequate...

Giving Done Right

by Phil Buchanan & Darren Walker PublicAffairs (April 15, 2019)

A practical guide to philanthropy at all levels of giving that seeks to educate and inspire

A majority of American households give to charity in some form or another--from local donations to food banks, religious...

Blue Ocean Shift

by W. Chan Kim & Renee Mauborgne Hachette Books (September 25, 2017)

Blue Ocean Shift is the essential follow up to Blue Ocean Strategy, the classic and 3.6 million copy global bestseller by world-renowned professors W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne.

Drawing on more than a decade...

Real Impact

by Morgan Simon Bold Type Books (October 02, 2017)

A leading investment professional explains the world of impact investing -- investing in businesses and projects with a social and financial return--and shows what it takes to make sustainable, transformative...

Social Startup Success

by Kathleen Kelly Janus Da Capo Lifelong Books (January 15, 2018)

Kathleen Kelly Janus, a lecturer at the Stanford University Program on Social Entrepreneurship and the founder of the successful social enterprise Spark, set out to investigate what makes a startup succeed or...

The Promise of a Pencil

by Adam Braun & Kirby Heyborne Simon & Schuster Audio (March 18, 2014)

The riveting New York Times bestseller about a young man who built more than 250 schools around the world--and the steps anyone can take to lead a successful and significant life.

Adam Braun began working summers...

Be Fearless

by Jean Case Simon & Schuster Audio (January 08, 2019)

Be Fearless is researched-based call to action for those seeking to live extraordinary lives and bring about transformational change.


Weaving together storytelling,...

Social Startup Success

by Kathleen Kelly Janus Da Capo Lifelong Books (January 16, 2018)

Kathleen Kelly Janus, a lecturer at the Stanford University Program on Social Entrepreneurship and the founder of the successful social enterprise Spark, set out to investigate what makes a startup succeed or...

The Law (in Plain English) for Nonprofit Organizations

by Leonard D. Duboff & Amanda Bryan Allworth (October 01, 2019)

“In easy to understand language, the book walks one through the many different foundational aspects of running a nonprofit—an important tool to have handy on one’s bookshelf!” —Michael Royce, Executive...

Corporate Social Investment

by Setlogane Manchidi Tracey McDonald Publishers (October 15, 2018)

This book is easily one of the best works yet on how to make corporate social investment work for the benefit of ordinary people … should be required reading by every CSI practitioner in Africa and abroad...

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Nonprofits and the Social Sectors

by Harvard Business Review, Peter F. Drucker, Sheryl K. Sandberg & Muhammad Yunus et al. Harvard Business Review Press (April 23, 2019)

Nonprofits and the social sectors are taking on an increasing share of the world's most vital work. Make sure your organization is ready for the challenge.

If you read nothing else on nonprofits and the social...

Strategic Planning Workbook for Nonprofit Organizations, Revised and Updated

by Bryan W. Barry Fieldstone Alliance (May 01, 1997)

In an environment of increased competition, funding cuts, and other pressures, strategic planning is a sound management tool for nonprofits. This workbook provides a guide for developing, implementing, and updating...

Nonprofit Stewardship

by Peter C. Brinckerhoff Fieldstone Alliance (September 30, 2004)

In an environment of increasing competition and eroding trust, nonprofits are under pressure to up their ability to deliver on their mission. Stewardship is a paradigm-shifting way to view your role, your board,...

The Quick Wise Guide to Fundraising Readiness

by Waddy Thompson Waddy Thompson (January 16, 2018)

The Quick Wise Guide to Fundraising Readiness helps board members and executive directors of organizations new to fundraising make educated decisions about where to go for funds and the tools and types of people...


by Peter C. Brinckerhoff Fieldstone Alliance (March 15, 2007)

The Clock Is Ticking . . . Is Your Nonprofit Ready? Boomers are leaving the workforce—soon. Do you have a plan to replace them? How do you relate to GenX and Gen@ employees, volunteers, and donors? What are...

Message Matters

by Rebecca K. Leet Fieldstone Alliance (August 20, 2007)

It's a common nonprofit complaint, "When we're dealing with such important issues why aren't more people listening?" It may be true that everyone should care about your mission, but virtue alone wont catch the...

Marketing Workbook for Nonprofit Organizations

by Gary J. Stern Fieldstone Alliance (August 15, 1997)

Don't just wish for marketing results—get them! If marketing seems too commercial or too complex, or if your current efforts aren't delivering results, this book is for you. With this helpful guide, you can...

Managing Executive Transitions

by Tim Wolfred Fieldstone Alliance (June 09, 2009)

The Essential Guide for Managing Leadership Turnovers A leadership transition can be a time of high vulnerability for a nonprofit organization. On the other hand, an executive turnover offers unique opportunities...

Managers Guide to Program Evaluation

by Paul W Mattessich. Fieldstone Alliance (August 08, 2003)

Your Guide to Getting a Useful Evaluation Evaluation is vital and beneficial to any nonprofit organization. An effective evaluation can help identify an organization's successes, share information with key audiences,...

Collaboration Handbook

by Michael Barry Winer Fieldstone Alliance (September 13, 2012)

This is your complete guide to putting together a collaboration that gets results! You'll see how to get a collaboration going, define the results you're after, determine everyone's roles, create an action plan,...

Five Life Stages

by Judith Sharken Simon Fieldstone Alliance (May 15, 2001)

The life stage model is a powerful tool for understanding — objectively — your organization's current status and preparing it to move ahead to the future. This useful guide helps you understand where your...

Wikipedia, The Free Collaborative Encyclopaedia

by 50Minutes (November 02, 2017)

Find out how Wikipedia became an internet giant in just 50 minutes!

With over 40 million articles in almost 300 languages and dialects, Wikipedia is the largest and most influential encyclopaedia in the world....

Financial Leadership for Nonprofit Executives

by Jeanne Bell & Elizabeth Schaffer Fieldstone Alliance (March 31, 2005)

Making sure that your nonprofit is going to be around long-term requires financial leadership. This means creating a financial vision for your organization and planning how you’ll get there. Financial Leadership...

Embracing Cultural Competency

by Patricia St. Onge, Beth Applegate, Vicki Asakura & Monika K Moss Fieldstone Alliance (July 10, 2009)

Start the Conversation No “how-to” manual exists on cultural competency. And, compared to other topics in nonprofit management, little exists on the skills and strategies needed to address racism and inequity....

Crossing Borders - Sharing Journeys

by Sarah Gleason Fieldstone Alliance (August 01, 2006)

A growing number of nonprofit organizations have been created by immigrants and refugees to serve their communities in North America. These immigrant- and refugee-led organizations (IRLOs) work to provide services...


by Paul W. Mattessich Fieldstone Alliance (May 15, 2001)

What makes the difference between your collaboration's failure or success? Collaboration: What Makes It Work, Second Edition answers this question with an up-to-date and in-depth review of collaboration research....

Consulting With Nonprofits

by Carol A. Lukas & Vincent Hyman Fieldstone Alliance (July 01, 1998)

At last! A comprehensive guide to the art, craft, and business of consulting with nonprofits and community groups . . . Nonprofit consulting requires specialized skills and knowledge of how the sector works....

Community Building: What Makes It Work

by Paul W Mattessich. & Wilder Research Center Fieldstone Alliance (June 15, 1997)

This practical guide shows you what really does (and doesn't) contribute to community building success. It reveals 28 keys to help you build community more effectively and efficiently. You won't find another...

Coping With Cutbacks

by Emil Angelica & Vincent Hyman Fieldstone Alliance (October 15, 1997)

Think about funding problems in a new way Coping with Cutbacks can help you deal with funding problems in a new way. Successful nonprofits today see that solutions of the past won't work in the long-run. Authors...

Nonprofit Organization

by The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. Entrepreneur Press (August 08, 2017)

The experts at Entrepreneur provide a two-part guide to success. First, learn how to turn your desire for change into a successful—and satisfying—nonprofit organization. Then, master the fundamentals of...

Best of the Board Café

by Jan Masaoka Fieldstone Alliance (June 30, 2009)

A Bestseller Becomes Even More Pertinent First published in 2005, this collection of CompassPoint online newsletter articles became instantly popular with busy board members of nonprofits. Now updated with new...