Books

Fundraising for Social Change by Kim Klein

Fundraising for Social Change is the preeminent guide to securing funding, with a specific focus on progressive nonprofit organizations with budgets under $5 million. Used by nonprofits nationally and internationally, this book provides a soup-to-nuts prescription for building, maintaining, and expanding an individual donor program. Author Kim Klein is a recognized authority on all aspects of fundraising, and this book distills her decades of expertise into fundraising strategies that work. This updated seventh edition includes new information on the impact of generational change, using social media effectively, multi-channel fundraising, and more

 

The Revolution will not be Funded

A $1.3 trillion industry, the US nonprofit sector is the world’s seventh largest economy. From

art museums and university hospitals to think tanks and church charities, over 1.5 million

organizations of staggering diversity share the tax-exempt 501(c)(3) designation, if little else. Many social justice organizations have joined this world, often blunting political goals to satisfy government and foundation mandates. But even as funding shrinks and government surveillance rises, many activists often find it difficult to imagine movement-building outside the nonprofit model. The Revolution Will Not Be Funded gathers original essays by radical activists from around the globe who are critically rethinking the long-term consequences of this investment. Together with educators and nonprofit staff they finally name the “nonprofit industrial complex” and ask hard questions

 

StrengthsFinder

Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day?

Chances are, you don't. All too often, our natural talents go untapped. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths.

To help people uncover their talents, Gallup introduced the first version of its online assessment, StrengthsFinder, in 2001 which ignited a global conversation and helped millions to discover their top five talents.  Loaded with hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths, this new book and accompanying website will change the way you look at yourself--and the world around you--forever.

 

Leadership & the One Minute Manager

From Leadership and the One Minute Manager® you’ll learn why tailoring management

styles to individual employees is so important; why knowing when to delegate, support, or direct is critical; and how to identify the leadership style suited to a particular person.

By consistently using Situational Leadership® II’s proven model and powerful techniques,

leaders can develop and retain competent, committed employees. This remarkable, easy-to-follow book is a priceless guide to personalized leadership that elicits the best performance from your staff—and the best bottom line for any business.

 

The Inclusion Paradox

It turns out that the warm, let's-all-get-along connotations of inclusion are misleading. Achieving true inclusion is hard. Very hard. Harder than achieving awareness. Harder than achieving tolerance and sensitivity. Harder than diversity itself. In The Inclusion Paradox: The Obama Era and the Transformation of Global Diversity Andrés Tapia, Hewitt Associates' Chief Diversity Officer, reveals how in these times of unprecedented peril and opportunity, diversity's demographic tsunami is accelerating today's social, economic, and political tectonic shifts.

 

Coaching Skills

Coaching Skills for Nonprofit Leaders offers practical steps for coaching leaders to greatness and complements the academic and theoretical work in nonprofit leadership theory. The book can be used by the coaching novice as a thorough topical overview or by those more experienced with coaching as a quick reference or refresher.

 

Crucial Conversations

The first edition of Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to:

  • Prepare for high-stakes situations

  • Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue

  • Make it safe to talk about almost anything

  • Be persuasive, not abrasive

 

FYI: For Your Improvement

The NEW FYI® for your improvement is an easy-to-use competencies development guide based on Korn Ferry Leadership Architect™ Global Competency Framework. Each chapter is dedicated to one of the 38 Korn Ferry Leadership Architect™ competencies, as well as 10 career stallers and stoppers. In these chapters you’ll find:

  • Definitions – of the competencies.
  • Context – gives you the lay of the land. The context reviews the general case for the competency, how it operates, and why it's important.
  • Quotes – to inspire and give food for thought.
  • Development tips – suggested readings, deep dive learning links and recommended search terms.



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