Suggested Charity Books to Read

Just some of the books that you should be reading if you’re involved in a charity.

Book Description
Managing without Profit: Leadership, Management and Governance of Third Sector Organisations
Managing Without Profit – now in its fifteenth year of publication – has sold over 18,000 copies and been translated into three languages. Over the years this title has become the essential guide to leading, managing and governing nonprofit organisations. Distilling a vast amount of information into an easy-to-use guide, Managing Without Profit provides a practical overview for busy managers and board members who need to learn a lot in a short space of time. The new edition has been completely revised and updated, with new chapters on managing strategic partnerships and managing knowledge and new sections on winning work from the public sector and tracking corporate performance. It also includes many new case examples drawn directly from the author’s recent work. Mike Hudson is Director of Compass Partnership, a group of consultants that has been working exclusively with nonprofit organisations for 25 years.
Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success
GIVE AND TAKE presents the fascinating secrets to givers’ success. The results are unequivocal: givers gain big. Jack Welch, Richard Branson, Jon Huntsman Sr. – all of them are givers. In a world in which so many takers such as Bernard Madoff and Raj Rajaratnam have ruined lives and reputations, this book will reassure readers that the real power lies in becoming a giver. Since the vast majority of people aren’t born givers, Grant not only presents the case for why givers win, he also offers their hidden strategies for winning.
The Nonprofit Strategy Revolution: Real-Time Strategic Planning in a Rapid-Response World
The world changes continuously and rapidly. It s foolhardy to believe that strategies should not do so as well. Nonprofit leaders already know this, but traditional strategic planning has locked them into a process that s divorced from today s reality. That s why plans sit on the shelf and why smart executives are always seeking workarounds in between planning periods. ” The Nonprofit Strategy Revolution” offers a nimble and powerful alternative. In this groundbreaking book, strategy expert David La Piana introduces Real-Time Strategic Planning, a fluid, organic process that engages staff and board in a program of systematic readiness and continuous responsiveness. With it, your nonprofit will be able to identify, understand, and act on challenges and opportunities as they arise. At the heart of this practical book is the Real-Time Strategic Planning Cycle. Based on four years of research and testing with a variety of nonprofits, this proven process guides you through the steps to sound strategy. You ll find tools for clarifying your competitive advantage; generating a strategy screen criteria for evaluating strategies to be able to respond quickly; handling big questions; developing and testing strategies; and implementing and adapting strategies.

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