Summer Nonprofit “Beach Reads”
June 26th, 2012
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Summer is often a time when we take a mid-year break to reflect and be renewed.
For many of us, it’s hard to imagine summer without a good book, and with summer officially arriving last week, so too, have the usual summer reading lists. Not to be outdone, we thought we would take this opportunity to call your attention to a few new titles we’ve found that promise to refresh you whether you are spending time at the beach (we hope!) or in your office!
The Non-Nonprofit: For-Profit Thinking for Nonprofit Success by Steve Rothschild
Use for-profit strategies to inspire your nonprofit!
Former General Mills Executive Steve Rothschild shares business principles that he brought with him when he left the corporate sector to found Twin Cities, RISE!, a nonprofit poverty reduction program as well as for-profit concepts used by other innovative nonprofits organizations.
101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits by Melanie Mathos and Chad Norman
Get some new perspective on your social media presence!
Mathos and Norman offer 101 practical, mostly free strategies in five categories for beginner to intermediate social media professionals. Using real-life examples from leading nonprofits, this book claims it is “destined to be the most dog-eared book on your desk.”
Power Questions: Build Relationships, Win New Business, and Influence Others by Andrew Sobel and Jerold Panas
Maximize your relationships!
Power Questions presents 337 essential questions you can use to transform your professional and personal relationships illustrated by thirty-five conversations with influential personalities.
Rippling: How Social Entrepreneurs Spread Innovation throughout the World by Beverly Schwartz
Dig deeper to address the underlying social problems that drive your mission.
Beverly Schwartz has worked with hundreds of the world’s “top social change leaders.” In this book, she draws from these experiences to suggest five principles that you can use to confront global challenges and create systematic social change.
The Board Member's Easier Than You Think Guide to Nonprofit Finances by Andy Robinson and Nancy Wasserman
Summer School for Board Members!
This guide will help board members confront their “math phobia” by tackling the unasked question: “What do all these numbers mean and what am I supposed to do with them?” With this book, Robinson and Wasserman hope to take the mystery out of financial statements and empower board members to exercise appropriate financial oversight.
Have time for more? Check out these other new titles: Fundraising and the Next Generation: Tools for Engaging the Next Generation of Philanthropists and How to Win Grants: 101 Winning Strategies.
A copy of each of these books will be coming soon to our Nonprofit Resource Library, so be sure to take a look!
FOR DISCUSSION: What books have you read that you would like to recommend to other nonprofit leadership and staff? How were these books helpful to you and/or your organization?
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