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To be a successful nonprofit leader, it's critical that you are up-to-date on the latest nonprofit research, trends and best practices. This can require sifting through a lot of nonprofit books to decide which ones are right for you.

As a nonprofit leader, your time is limited. CausePlanet's staff and collaborators curate and summarize the most important new books ranging from nonprofit marketing to governance to fundraising.

We offer a variety of ways for you to quickly and easily stay on top of key trends in your sector and your own professional development. Download a summary, dig deeper with an author interview or see what's new in our blog and newsletter.

Get smarter faster by reading the best books on our planet.

Driven to Distraction at Work: How to Focus and Be More Productive
Donor Cultivation and the Donor Lifecycle Map: A New Framework for Fundraising + Website
The Nonprofit Fundraising Solution: Powerful Revenue Strategies to Take You to the Next Level
With Charity for All: Why Charities Are Failing and a Better Way to Give
Fail Better: Design Smart Mistakes and Succeed Sooner
The Invisible Yellow Line: Clarifying Nonprofit Board and Staff Roles
Mission-Based Management: Leading Your Not-for-Profit in the 21st Century, 3rd Ed.
Brainfluence: 100 Ways to Persuade and Convince Consumers with Neuromarketing
The Nonprofit Consulting Playbook: Winning Strategies from 25 Leaders in the Field
Let's Stop Meeting Like This: Tools to Save Time and Get More Done
The Ask: How to Ask for Support for Your Nonprofit Cause, Creative Project or Business Venture
The Abundant Not-for-Profit: How Talent (Not Money) Will Transform Your Organization

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