Some great books useful for work in the nonprofit / NGO sector. Some remind us of the role that the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in building community and nurturing democracy.
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community, Robert D. Putnam
Community: The Structure of Belonging, Peter Block
Philanthrocapitalism: How the Rich Can Save the World, Matthew Bishop and Michael Green
Robin Hood Was Right: A Guide to Giving Your Money for Social Change, Chuck Collins and Pam Rogers, New York: W.W. Norton & Company 2000
One of my favorite books ever. Thanks to Nondas Voll, here in RI, who gave me my first copy. Essential reading for all fundraisers and workers in the nonprofit/NGO sector.
Three Cups of Tea: One Man, Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
Small Change: Why Business Won't Save the World, Michael Edwards
Marvelous must-read book for anyone committed to philanthropy or democracy.
Building Community, John W. Gardner, Independent Sector Washington D.C.
One of the greatest pieces ever! http://www.independentsector.org
Diving into the Power Pool, The editors, Nonprofit Quarterly
This is a great magazine. Subscribe and read it. And check out my web column at www.nonprofitquarterly.org.
Nonprofits Help Make Us Good Citizens, Arthur C. Brooks, Nonprofit Quarterly
Subscribe to NPQ magazine. It's strategic, challenging, insightful. Yay. Not another how-to magazine. Read my column “Unraveling Development” at the NPQ website. http://www.nonprofitquarterly.org
Philanthropy and Social Welfare Policy, Alice O'Connor, Nonprofit Quarterly
Powerful Nonprofit Leadership: The D Factor, The editors, Nonprofit Quarterly
The Bright Future of Community Building, Bill Traynor, Nonprofit Quarterly
The Commons: Our Mission If We Choose to Accept It, Roger Lohmann, Nonprofit Quarterly
The Greatest Leadership Challenge: Renewing our Belief in Democracy and Political Advocacy, Scott Harshbarger, Nonprofit Quarterly
The Question of Class, The editors, Nonprofit Quarterly
The Third Sector as a Protective Layer for Capitalism, Joan Roelofs, Nonprofit Quarterly
Who's Promoting the General Welfare?, Jeff Madrick, Nonprofit Quarterly