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!

Diving into the Power Pool, The editors, Nonprofit Quarterly
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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.

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

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