Books for nonprofits
Make your Board dramatically more effective, starting today.
by Gayle L. Gifford, ACFRE
Can you put your average or good board on the road to greatness? Indeed you can, says Gayle Gifford in How to Make Your Board Dramatically More Effective, Starting Today. And you’re closer than you think. Gifford’s approach is ingenious. She doesn’t lecture, doesn’t scold, doesn’t harangue. Instead she challenges your board to transform itself by answering a series of straightforward but provocative questions.
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NEW! You and Your Nonprofit Board. Advice and Practical Tips from the Field’s Top Practitioners, Researchers, and Provocateurs
Edited by Terrie Temkin,PhD
One reviewer says, You and Your Nonprofit Board reads like a conversation among friends, if all your friends were brilliant and brimming with ideas.”
This a book of how, not what. Eschewing a single perspective of governance, it is suggestive, not prescriptive. And it invites you to be part of the dialogue. Itis the first governance book of its kind to:
Whether you are new to the field or have been immersed in it for years, you will find new ideas to help you navigate today’s fast-paced, information-saturated reality in which wise practice is rapidly evolving.
Gayle’s contribution, “You’re Not the Boss of Me: the Board Chair and CEO Relationship,” is one of 46 thoughtful essays by America’s leading writers on nonprofit governance.
NEW! The Nonprofit Consulting Playbook
What if you could sit down with 25 successful nonprofit consultants and ask them what makes their businesses tick?
This editors have compiled a first-of-its-kind insight into the everyday lives of consultants to the nonprofit sector. This collection of firsthand articles takes the reader on a journey that spans a consultant’s professional life—from the decisions that formed the business to a detailed set of options for winding it down.
The contributing authors cover a variety of subjects. You will learn about planning issues relating to governance, fundraising, administration and marketing. You will learn about leadership, and other topics as well. The editors’ goal is for you to enjoy reading about nonprofit management, leadership and fundraising and in the process learn ways to add value to your own work as someone who is, or will be, engaged in the nonprofit sector.
Look for Gayle’s contribution, “The Work We Do for Love” which describes how she gives back, balancing her volunteer service and our paid work for nonprofits.
|You and Your Nonprofit. Practical advice and tips from the CharityChannel professional community
Forty-three contributing authors at the top of their game (Gayle among them) share their hard-won expertise in this easy-to-read, down-to-earth book. In his foreword, Bob Carter, Chair-elect, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), writes, “This is surely the book I wish I had decades ago.”The contributing authors cover a variety of subjects. You will learn about planning issues relating to governance, fundraising, administration and marketing. You will learn about leadership, and other topics as well. The editors’ goal is for you to enjoy reading about nonprofit management, leadership and fundraising and in the process learn ways to add value to your own work as someone who is, or will be, engaged in the nonprofit sector.Buy Now Use this coupon code CCPRESS423
|Bringing a Development Director on Board
by Susan E. Geary, CFRE and Gayle L. Gifford, ACFRE This handy guide will help you and your organization find and attract just the right candidate to the critical job of managing and growing your philanthropic revenues. Gayle and a colleague wrote this handy guide pro-bono for the Association of Fundraising Professionals.This book is available online for free. Bringing a Development Director on Board.
|Meaningful Participation, A Citizens Guide to Collaborative Policy-making
by Gayle L. Gifford, ACFRE Business and government use collaborative processes to avoid drawn-out battles with citizen activists. When should citizens agree to collaborate and how can they be sure their needs will really be part of the solution? This handbook for citizens is a long-needed addition to a literature of public participation dominated by powerful organizations. $9.95 Download for free.