How to Help Your Board Govern More Manage Less (Boardsource Governance Series) by Richard P. Chait
This resource was developed by the National Center for Nonprofit Boards, now called Boardsource. It outlines ten ways to help nonprofit boards maintain governance accountability and develop clear boundaries between responsibilities that should appropriately be held at the Board level versus the management level.
Fearless Fundraising for Nonprofit Boards by Dave Sternberg
Motivate and empower your board to get wholeheartedly involved in fundraising. This completely updated version of one of Boardsource’s best-selling books explains how board members, development officers, and chief executives can clarify the process of successful fundraising, target and approach potential funders, and increase levels of support. They will discover why some donors give…and why others do not. Fearless Fundraising for Nonprofit Boards is filled with practical, actionable advice and includes a quiz to assess your board’s fundraising culture, role playing exercises, a sample board member letter of agreement, and a fundraising checklist.
Leveraging Good Will: Strengthening Nonprofits by Engaging Businesses by Alice Korngold
Leveraging Good Will shows how nonprofit organizations can access the extraordinary resources of businesses, and how for-profits can benefit from partnering with nonprofits. Written by Alice Korngold – an expert in matching business professionals with nonprofit organizations – this important resource clearly demonstrates how nonprofits can gain valuable experience, expertise, relationships, and funding that will elevate and advance their organizations while businesses can build stronger relationships with the community and develop the next generation of leaders. Filled with illustrative examples and real-life success stories, Leveraging Good Will is an insider’s guide to what it takes for nonprofits to transform their organizations through partnerships with businesses. Step by step, the book outlines how to create a solid plan based on proven-in-practice techniques.
Why Nonprofits Fail: Overcoming Founder’s Syndrome, Fundphobia and Other Obstacles to Success by Stephen R. Block
In Why Nonprofits Fail, Stephen Block explains that many well-intentioned leaders hold on to views of their nonprofit organizations that perpetuate problems rather than help fix them. According to Block, the first step to success is to challenge one’s own personal paradigms and ideas and be open to unique and alternative approaches to solving problems. This much-needed book helps nonprofits get back on track and offers advice about the seven most common stumbling blocks, including: founder’s syndrome, fundphobia, financial misfortune, Recruitment disorientation, cultural depression in nonprofit organizations, self-serving political performance and role confusion between the board and executive director.
Forces for Good, Revised and Updated: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits by Leslie R. Crutchfield and Heather McLeod Grant
In the first edition of Forces for Good, the authors studied 12 nonprofits that achieved extraordinary levels of impact and distilled six counter-intuitive practices that these organizations used to change the world. This revised and updated edition explores how the recent economic and social upheavals has impacted those noteworthy organizations.