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When you purchase books from the National Council’s bookstore, a small portion of each sale helps support the National Council’s commitment to share knowledge that builds the capacity of the nonprofit sector. We have organized our recommendations by category so that you can locate the right book for your needs.

Advocacy and Lobbying

A Voice for NonprofitsA Voice for Nonprofits
by Jeffery M. Berry with David F. Arons
Brookings Institution Press (2005)

Advocacy for Social Justice: A Global Action and Reflection GuideAdvocacy for Social Justice: A Global Action and Reflection Guide
by David Cohen, Rosa de la Vega and Gabrielle Watson
Oxfam Advocacy Institute (2001)

Nonprofit Board Member's Guide to Lobbying and AdvocacyNonprofit Board Member's Guide to Lobbying and Advocacy
by Marcia Avner with Kirsten Nielsen
Fieldstone Alliance (2004)

Nonprofits and Government: Collaboration and ConflictNonprofits and Government: Collaboration and Conflict
Edited by Elizabeth T. Boris and C. Eugene Steuerle
The Urban Institute (2006)

Politics and Partnerships: The Role of Voluntary Associations in America's Political Past and PresentPolitics and Partnerships: The Role of Voluntary Associations in America's Political Past and Present
Elizabeth S. Clemens and Doug Guthrie, editors
University of Chicago (2011)

Seen but not Heard: Strengthening Nonprofit AdvocacySeen but not Heard: Strengthening Nonprofit Advocacy
by Gary D. Bass, David F. Arons, Kay Guinane, and Matthew F. Carter
Aspen Institute (2007)

So You Want to Make a DifferenceSo You Want to Make a Difference
by Nancy Amidei
CreateSpace (2010)

The Third House: Lobbyists and Lobbying in the StatesThe Third House: Lobbyists and Lobbying in the States
by Alan Rosenthal
Congressional Quarterly Inc. (2000)

Boards and Governance

Boards That Work, A Practical Guide to Building Effective Association Boards
by Douglas C. Eadie
American Society of Association Executives

Financial Responsibilities of Nonprofit BoardsFinancial Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards
by Andrew S. Lang, CPA
BoardSource (2009)

Fundraising Responsibilities of Nonprofit BoardsFundraising Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards
by James M. Greenfield
BoardSource (2009)

Getting the Best from Your Board: An Executive’s Guide to a Successful PartnershipGetting the Best from Your Board: An Executive’s Guide to a Successful Partnership
by Sherill K. Williams and Kathleen A. McGinnis
BoardSource (2007)

Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit BoardsGovernance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards
by Richard P. Chait, William P. Ryan, and Barbara E. Taylor
Wiley (2005)

Joining a Nonprofit Board: What You Need to KnowJoining a Nonprofit Board: What You Need to Know
by Marc J. Epstein and F. Warren McFarlan
Jossey-Bass (2011)

Legal Responsibilities of Nonprofit BoardsLegal Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards
by Bruce R. Hopkins, JD, LLM
BoardSource (2009)

Pillars of Accountability: A Risk Management Guide for Nonprofit BoardsPillars of Accountability: A Risk Management Guide for Nonprofit Boards
by Melanie L. Herman
The Nonprofit Risk Management Center (2006)

Reinventing Your Board: A Step-by-Step Guide to Implementing Policy GovernanceReinventing Your Board: A Step-by-Step Guide to Implementing Policy Governance
by John Carver and Miriam Mayhew Carver
Jossey-Bass (2006)

Structures and Practices of Nonprofit BoardsStructures and Practices of Nonprofit Boards
by Charles F. Dambach, MBA, Melissa Davis and Robert L. Gale
BoardSource (2009)

Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit BoardsTen Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards
by Richard T. Ingram
BoardSource (2009)

The Best of the Board Café: Hands-on Solutions for Nonprofit BoardsThe Best of the Board Café: Hands-on Solutions for Nonprofit Boards
by Jan Masaoka
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation (2009)

The Board GameThe Board Game: A Story of Hope and Inspiration for CEOs and Governing Boards
by William R. Mott, Ph.D.
William R. Mott Ph.D. (2012)

The Board Member's Easier Than You Think Guide to Nonprofit FinancesThe Board Member's Easier Than You Think Guide to Nonprofit Finances
by Andy Robinson and Nancy Wasserman
Emerson and Church (2012)

The Nonprofit Board’s Role in Mission, Planning and EvaluationThe Nonprofit Board’s Role in Mission, Planning and Evaluation
by Kay Sprinkel Grace, MA, Amy McClellan, MNO, and John A. Yankey, Ph.D.
BoardSource (2009)

The Nonprofit Policy SamplerThe Nonprofit Policy Sampler
by Barbara Lawrence and Outi Flynn
BoardSource (2006)

The Policy Governance Model and the Role of the Board MemberThe Policy Governance Model and the Role of the Board Member
by John Carver and Miriam Carver
Jossey-Bass (2009)

Business Planning/Sustainability

Fiscal Sponsorship: Six Ways to Do It RightFiscal Sponsorship: Six Ways to Do It Right
by Greg Colvin
Study Center Press (2006)

How to Form a Nonprofit CorporationHow to Form a Nonprofit Corporation
by Attorney Anthony Mancuso
NOLO (2011)

How to Jump-start Your Sponsorship Strategy in Tough TimesHow to Jump-start Your Sponsorship Strategy in Tough Times
by Gail S. Bower
Bower & Co. Consulting LLC (2009)

Mission ImpactMission Impact: Breakthrough Strategies for Nonprofits
by Robert Sheehan
Jossey-Bass (2010)

Nonprofit Kit for DummiesNonprofit Kit for Dummies
by Stan Hutton and Frances Phillips
Wiley (2009)

Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial ViabilityNonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability
by Jeanne Bell, Jan Masaoka, and Steve Zimmerman
Jossey-Bass (2010)

Starting & Building a Nonprofit: A Practical GuideStarting & Building a Nonprofit: A Practical Guide
by Peri H. Pakroo, J.D.
NOLO (2009)

Mission MythThe Mission Myth - Building Nonprofit Momentum Through Better Business
by Deirdre Maloney
Business Solutions Press (2012)

Nonprofit Business PlanThe Nonprofit Business Plan: A Leader's Guide to Creating a Successful Business Model
By David La Piana, Heather Gowdy, Lester Olmstead-Rose, and Brent Copen
Turner Publishing (2012)

 

Collaboration and Partnerships

Collaborative GovernanceCollaborative Governance: Private Roles for Public Goals in Turbulent Times
by John D. Donahue and Richard J. Zeckhauser
Princeton University Press (2011)

Fiscal Sponsorship: Six Ways to Do It RightFiscal Sponsorship: Six Ways to Do It Right
by Greg Colvin
Study Center Press (2006)

How to Jump-start Your Sponsorship Strategy in Tough TimesHow to Jump-start Your Sponsorship Strategy in Tough Times
by Gail S. Bower
Bower & Co. Consulting LLC (2009)

Nonprofit Mergers and Alliances, 2nd EditionNonprofit Mergers and Alliances
by Thomas A. McLaughlin
Wiley (2010)

Nonprofit Mergers: The Power of Successful PartnershipsNonprofit Mergers: The Power of Successful Partnerships
by Dan H. McCormick
Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc. (2003)

Nonprofits and Government: Collaboration and ConflictNonprofits and Government: Collaboration and Conflict
Edited by Elizabeth T. Boris and C. Eugene Steuerle
The Urban Institute (2006)

Fundraising

Donor Centered Leadership coverDonor-Centered Leadership
by Penelope Burk
Cygnus Applied Research, Inc. (2013)

Fundraising for Social ChangeFundraising for Social Change, 6th Edition
by Kim Klein
Jossey-Bass (2011)

Fundraising Responsibilities of Nonprofit BoardsFundraising Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards
by James M. Greenfield
BoardSource (2009)

Made Possible By: Succeeding with SponsorshipMade Possible By: Succeeding with Sponsorship
by Patricia Martin
Jossey-Bass (2004)

The Joy of FundraisingThe Joy of Fundraising
by Terry Axelrod
Benevon Publications (2006)

Leadership

Chief Executive Transitions, How to Hire and Support a Nonprofit CEOChief Executive Transitions, How to Hire and Support a Nonprofit CEO
by Don Tebbe
BoardSource (2008)

Navigating the Organizational Lifecycle
by Paul M. Connolly
BoardSource (2006)

Navigating the Organizational Lifecycle

By Paul M. Connolly

BoardSource (2006)

Donor Centered Leadership coverDonor-Centered Leadership
by Penelope Burk
Cygnus Applied Research, Inc. (2013)

Great by ChoiceGreat by Choice
by Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen
Harper Collins (2011)

Improving Leadership in Nonprofit OrganizationsImproving Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations
Edited by Ronald E. Riggio and Sarah Smith Orr
Jossey-Bass (2004)

Lean In coverLean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
by Sheryl Sandberg
Knopf (2013)

Nonprofit Governance and ManagementNonprofit Governance and Management
Edited by Victor Futter, Judith A. Cion and George W. Overton
American Bar Association (2003)

Nonprofit Resources: A Companion to Nonprofit GovernanceNonprofit Resources: A Companion to Nonprofit Governance
Edited by Victor Futter and Lisa A. Runquist
American Bar Association (2007)

The Charismatic Organization: Eight Ways to Grow a NonprofitThe Charismatic Organization: Eight Ways to Grow a Nonprofit
by Shirley Sagawa and Deborah Jospin
Jossey-Bass (2009)

The End of Membership as We Know ItThe End of Membership as We Know It
by Sarah L. Sladek
ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership (2011)

The Leadership ChallengeThe Leadership Challenge
by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner
Jossey-Bass (2007)

Legal Issues

Guidebook for Directors of Nonprofit CorporationsGuidebook for Directors of Nonprofit Corporations
Edited by George W. Overton
American Bar Association (2003)

Nonprofit Law Made EasyNonprofit Law Made Easy
by Bruce R. Hopkins
Wiley (2005)

Nonprofit Leadership and the LawNonprofit Leadership and the Law
by Don Kramer, Jeff Garson, and Roberta Snow
Nonprofit Issues (2000)

The ABCs of NonprofitsThe ABCs of Nonprofits
by Lisa A. Runquist
American Bar Association (2005)

The Nonprofit Legal LandscapeThe Nonprofit Legal Landscape
Edited by Thomas K. Hyatt
BoardSource (2005)

Management and Outcomes

Philanthropy

Give Smart: Philanthropy that Gets ResultsGive Smart: Philanthropy that Gets Results
by Thomas J. Tierney and Joel L. Fleishman
Public Affairs (2011)

Giving 2.0Giving 2.0
by Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen
Jossey-Bass (2011)

Inspired Philanthropy: Your Step by Step Guide to Creating a Giving Plan and Leaving a LegacyInspired Philanthropy
by Tracy Gary, Kim Klein, Suze Orman and Nancy Adess
Jossey-Bass (2007)

The Art of Giving: Where the Soul Meets a Business PlanThe Art of Giving
by Charles Bronfman and Jeffrey R. Solomon
Jossey-Bass (2009)

Risk Management

Coverage, Claims and Consequences: An Insurance Handbook for NonprofitsCoverage, Claims and Consequences: An Insurance Handbook for Nonprofits
by Melanie Lockwood Herman
Nonprofit Risk Management Center (2008)

Exposed: A Legal Field Guide for Nonprofit ExecutivesExposed
by Melanie L. Herman
Nonprofit Risk Management Center (2009)

Managing Special Event Risks: 10 Steps to SafetyManaging Special Event Risks
by Melanie Lockwood Herman and Joe Risser
Nonprofit Risk Management Center (2009)

No Surprises: Harmonizing Risk and Reward in Volunteer ManagementNo Surprises
by Melanie L. Herman
Nonprofit Risk Management Center (2009)

Pillars of Accountability: A Risk Management Guide for Nonprofit BoardsPillars of Accountability: A Risk Management Guide for Nonprofit Boards
by Melanie L. Herman
The Nonprofit Risk Management Center (2006)

Theory of Change

Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact NonprofitsForces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits
by Leslie R. Crutchfield and Heather McLeod Grant
Jossey-Bass (2010)

The Four Pillars of High PerformanceThe Four Pillars of High Performance
by Paul C. Light
McGraw-Hill (2004)

The Networked Nonprofit: Connecting with Social Media to Drive ChangeThe Networked Nonprofit: Connecting with Social Media to Drive Change
by Beth Kanter and Allison Fine
Jossey-Bass (2010)