books about: nonprofit
Zilch: The Power of Zero in Busines
The CEO of Do Something explains what big businesses can-and should-learn from not-for-profits. Tough times have forced businesses to slash their headcount, marketing budgets, and other resources. Managers at small start-ups and Fortune 100 companies alike are now expected to do more with less-but how? No one is more qualified to answer that question than the leaders who always thrive on a shoestring. Nancy Lublin, CEO of Do Something ...
Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity (Columbia Business ...
Columbia University Press
August Turak is a successful entrepreneur, corporate executive, and award-winning author who attributes much of his success to living and working alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey for seventeen years. As a frequent monastic guest, he learned firsthand from the monks as they grew an incredibly successful portfolio of businesses. Service and selflessness are at the heart of the 1,500-year-old monastic tradition's remarkable business ...
The Daily Drucker
A powerful new learning tool for the ambitious, self-directed manager, entrepreneur, or business person today, The Daily Drucker distils the essence of management guru Peter F. Drucker's teachings in an easy-to-access, daily calendar format. It presents in organized form: a key statement of Drucker’s, followed by a few lines of comment and explanation, with topics ranging across a great many fields of his work: management, business and the ...
Jantsen's Gift: A True Story of Grief, Rescue, and Grace
Grand Central Publishing
Nine years ago, Pam Cope owned a cozy hair salon in the tiny town of Neosho, Missouri, and her life revolved around her son's baseball games, her daughter's dance lessons, and family trips to places like Disney World. She had never been out of the country, nor had she any desire to travel far from home. Then, on June 16th, 1999, her life changed forever with the death of her 15-year-old son from an undiagnosed heart ailment. Needing to get ...
Be The News: A Guide To Going Viral With Your Human Interest Story
Surfsounds Publishing, 2012
Have you ever dreamed of going viral? Not just on YouTube, but like wildfire across all media, including radio, television and the world's most important newspapers and magazines? Be the News is the ONLY how-to book that will teach you how to promote your human interest story so it becomes a national discussion. Beyond standard public relations strategies, Be the News guides readers towards speaking to the media to create precedent-setting ...
The House That Love Built: The Story of Linda & Millard Fuller, Founders of Habitat for Humanity and the ...
Hampton Roads Publishing, 2007
In the hearts of volunteers who mobilize resources to build houses, “Habitat for Humanity” signifies caring. However, few people know that thirty years ago, successful entrepreneur Millard Fuller and his wife Linda left behind their materialistic lifestyle and crumbling marriage to start over as missionaries in Zaire. Upon returning to Georgia, they started building houses to bring new life to the poverty-stricken as their personal Christian ...
The Dragonfly Effect: Quick, Effective, and Powerful Ways To Use Social Media to Drive Social Change
Proven strategies for harnessing the power of social media to drive social change Many books teach the mechanics of using Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to compete in business. But no book addresses how to harness the incredible power of social media to make a difference. The Dragonfly Effect shows you how to tap social media and consumer psychological insights to achieve a single, concrete goal. Named for the only insect that is able to move ...
The Nimble Nonprofit: An Unconventional Guide to Sustaining and Growing Your Nonprofit
Bright+3 Media, 2012
The Nimble Nonprofit: An Unconventional Guide to Sustaining and Growing Your Nonprofit is the unconventional, irreverent, and pragmatic guide to succeeding as a nonprofit leader. The Nimble Nonprofit cuts through the clutter, offering no-nonsense, real-world lessons for social sector leaders and aspiring leaders alike. It’s incisive and straightforward. The Nimble Nonprofit is a conversational, fast read, but it’s loaded with practical, ...
The Entrepreneur Mind: 100 Essential Beliefs, Characteristics, and Habits of Elite Entrepreneurs
Kevin D. Johnson
Johnson Media Inc.
To achieve unimaginable business success and financial wealth—to reach the upper echelons of entrepreneurs, where you’ll find Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Sara Blakely of Spanx, Mark Pincus of Zynga, Kevin Plank of Under Armour, and many others—you have to change the way you think. In other words, you must develop the Entrepreneur Mind, a way of thinking that comes from learning the vital lessons of the best entrepreneurs. In a ...
Understanding Michael Porter: The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy
Harvard Business Review Press
Competitive advantage. The value chain. Five forces. Industry structure. Differentiation. Relative cost . If you want to understand how companies achieve and sustain competitive success, Michael Porter’s frameworks are the foundation. But while everyone in business may know Porter’s name, many managers misunderstand and misuse his concepts. Understanding Michael Porter sets the record straight, providing the first concise, accessible ...
THE ENTREPRENEURIAL BIBLE TO VENTURE CAPITAL: Inside Secrets from the Leaders in the Startup Game
40 leading venture capitalists come together to teach entrepreneurs how to succeed with their startup The Entrepreneurial Bible to Venture Capital is packed with invaluable advice about how to raise angel and venture capital funding, how to build value in a startup, and how to exit a company with maximum value for both founders and investors. It guides entrepreneurs through every step in an entrepreneurial venture from the legalities of ...
A Year Up: Helping Young Adults Move from Poverty to Professional Careers in a Single Year
“[Chertavian] demonstrates that with hard work and the right supports … young adults can overcome even the toughest of circumstances.” —Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO, Harlem Children’s Zone There are many good jobs in America—and many urban young adults eager to take them—if they can bridge the Opportunity Divide that strands many motivated workers at the bottom of the job ladder. In 2000, Gerald Chertavian, a successful ...
Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability
Praise for NONPROFIT SUSTAINABILITY "This is much more than a financial how-to book. It's a nonprofit's guide to empowerment. It demystifies mission impact and financial viability using The Matrix Map to provide strategic options for any organization. A must-read for every nonprofit CEO, CFO, and board member." — Julia A. McClendon , chief executive officer, YWCA Elgin, Illinois "This book should stay within easy reaching distance and end up ...
KaBOOM!: How One Man Built a Movement to Save Play
KaBOOM! is the powerful, uplifting journey of a man who grew up in a group home with his seven brothers and sisters and went on to build a world-class nonprofit that harnesses the power of community to improve the lives of children. In 1995, Darell Hammond read an article in the Washington Post about an unthinkable tragedy: Two young children suffocated in a car on a hot summer day in southeast Washington, DC. The story indicated that the ...
Business Networking and Sex
Hazel M. Walker
It’s no surprise that communicating with the opposite sex can be tricky. Hidden in the glitches are often misleading assumptions about each gender that beg for help. Finally, help is here. Learn the secrets to accurately reading between the gender lines, and uncover a new edge for your businessthe power to effectively talk business and successfully network with the opposite sex.
The Simplified Guide to Not-for-Profit Accounting, Formation and Reporting
A complete and easy to understand guide to the fundamentals of how not-for-profit organizations are formed and run, as well as their structure and the unique accounting and reporting issues they face. Providing you with a comprehensive understanding of how to maintain the "books" of a typical nonprofit entity and comply with numerous reporting requirements, The Simplified Guide to Not-for-Profit Accounting, Formation & Reporting equips you ...
Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals
Darian Rodriguez Heyman
A comprehensive handbook for leading a successful nonprofit This handbook can educate and empower a whole generation of nonprofit leaders and professionals by bringing together top experts in the field to share their knowledge and wisdom gained through experience. This book provides nonprofit professionals with the conceptual frameworks, practical knowledge, and concise guidance needed to succeed in the social sector. Designed as a handbook, the ...
To Lead is to Serve
SMB Publishing Inc., 2012
Double your donations. Triple your members. Increase volunteers 500% using the "To Lead is to Serve" method. Author Shar McBee had never received leadership training when she was suddently put in charge of supervising over 500 volunteers. It was hard until a wise mentor taught her a secret that made it easy for people to say YES. Since then Shar has taught the secret to over 150,000 people. In this book she will teach the secret to you. ...
Wine to Water: A Bartender's Quest to Bring Clean Water to the World
The captivating story of an ordinary bartender who's changing the world through clean water. Doc Hendley never set out to be a hero. In 2004, Hendley-a small- town bartender- launched a series of wine-tasting events to raise funds for clean-water projects and to bring awareness to the world's freshwater crisis. He planned to donate the proceeds through traditional channels, but instead found himself traveling to one of the world's most ...
Brandraising: How Nonprofits Raise Visibility and Money Through Smart Communications
In the current economic climate, nonprofits need to focus on ways to stand out from the crowd, win charitable dollars, and survive the downturn. Effective, mission-focused communications can help organizations build strong identities, heightened reputations, and increased fundraising capability. Brandraising outlines a mission-driven approach to communications and marketing, specifically designed to boost fundraising efforts. This book ...
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