Reading List

Once in a while a really great book comes along; one with ideas that can truly transform industries, change people’s hearts, or provide tools that can help lift an already successful nonprofit organization into significance.

We have a few favorite authors. Some are personal friends, others are colleagues we’ve met once or twice; most we don’t know at all, except for their work and reputations.

However, we consider each our teacher.

Following are our favorites in no particular order. These are the books we return to over and over again — the ones that have helped shape our work, our nonprofit consulting and the advice we offer our clients. We hope you’ll find them useful, too.

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Managing Transitions, 25th anniversary edition: Making the Most of Change
by William Bridges, Susan Bridges

 


The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business by Patrick Lencioni
The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business
by Patrick Lencioni

 


The Primes: How Any Group Can Solve Any Problem by Chris McGoff
The Primes: How Any Group Can Solve Any Problem
by Chris McGoff

 


The Collaboration Challenge: How Nonprofits and Businesses Succeed Through Strategic Alliances by James Austin
The Collaboration Challenge: How Nonprofits and Businesses Succeed Through Strategic Alliances
by James Austin

 


Donor-Centered Fundraising by Penelope Burk
Donor-Centered Fundraising
by Penelope Burk

 


Donor-Centered Leadership by Penelope Burk
Donor-Centered Leadership
by Penelope Burk

 


Budgeting Your Way to Financial Stability by Debra Ruegg, Terry Fraser, Anne Howden, Susan Kenny Stevens
Budgeting Your Way to Financial Stability
by Debra Ruegg, Terry Fraser, Anne Howden, Susan Kenny Stevens

 


Raising More Money: The Point of Entry Handbook- Second edition by Terry Axelrod
Raising More Money: The Point of Entry Handbook- Second edition
by Terry Axelrod

 


The Soul of Money: Reclaiming the Wealth of Our Inner Resources by Lynne Twist
The Soul of Money: Reclaiming the Wealth of Our Inner Resources
by Lynne Twist

 


Cash Flow Strategies: Innovation in Nonprofit Financial Management by Richard S. Linzer, Anna O. Linzer
Cash Flow Strategies: Innovation in Nonprofit Financial Management
by Richard S. Linzer, Anna O. Linzer

 



The Nonprofit Mergers Part I: The Leader’s Guide to Considering, Negotiating, and Executing a Merger
by David La Piana

 



The Nonprofit Mergers Workbook Part II: Unifying the Organization after a Merger
by David La Piana

 


Good to Great and the Social Sectors: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great by Jim Collins
Good to Great and the Social Sectors: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great
by Jim Collins

 


Govern More, Manage Less: Harnessing the Power of Your Nonprofit Board, 2nd Edition by Cathy A. Trower, Ph.D.
Govern More, Manage Less: Harnessing the Power of Your Nonprofit Board, 2nd Edition
by Cathy A. Trower, Ph.D.

 


Nonprofit Lifecycles: Stage-Based Wisdom for Nonprofit Capacity by Susan Kenny Stevens, Ph.D.
Nonprofit Lifecycles: Stage-Based Wisdom for Nonprofit Capacity
by Susan Kenny Stevens, Ph.D.

 


The Nonprofit Strategy Revolution: Real-Time Strategic Planning in a Rapid-Response World by David La Piana
The Nonprofit Strategy Revolution: Real-Time Strategic Planning in a Rapid-Response World
by David La Piana

 


Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
by David Allen

 


The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
by Atul Gawande

 


Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler
Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition
by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler

 

 

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