Kris Rutledge

Kris Rutledge is the Editor, a contributor and a content manager for CausePlanet.org, a thriving professional development website for nonprofit executives, featuring Page to Practice™ book summaries, articles and training. Her career has been dedicated to helping students and professionals reach their full potential, including years of service in English and literacy at the secondary and higher education levels. As an instructor, her primary areas of focus included reading, writing and literacy advocacy for students of all abilities. Rutledge has extensive experience in coaching and facilitation as well and has directed numerous staff development programs. Rutledge also enjoys freelance editing for nonprofit organizations in her spare time. You can reach her at kris@causeplanet.org.

Distracted at work? Tune in for ways to refocus

A few books periodically capture my attention because I can’t stop thinking about them. We recently featured Dr. Ned Hallowell’s book, Driven to Distraction at Work: How to Focus and Be More Productive. Dr. Hallowell’s book is one of those books that I keep bringing up to friends and using to help me block out... Read more

CausePlanet’s Choice Awards–Top Books for nonprofits from 2014

Here they are — our favorites from 2014. We read so many compelling, insightful books last year on a variety of essential topics, but the final choices came down to originality and applicability. Each of our Choice Book Awards had either a fresh perspective on an imperative competency or broadened our thinking by tackling new... Read more

Management Café Virtual Book Club returns April 3

You have another chance! You can build your knowledge about best practices and recommended books through discussions with other professionals. All from your desk via webcast! The Nonprofit Cultivation Center, teaming up with our Page to Practice™ book summaries, is offering its next virtual monthly book club. It’s a unique professional development opportunity to explore... Read more

The winner of the Nook is…

Congratulations to Kelly Headrick from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS-CAN) for winning the Nook! We asked CausePlanet readers to recommend a book they’ve read or suggest one they want to read in our Facebook contest for December’s Read a New Book month. Thank you for all your fantastic books! We’re looking forward... Read more

High-impact boards: Trower answers your questions

Last week, we hosted a lively interview with Cathy Trower about The Practitioner’s Guide to Governance as Leadership. Her essential how-to edition for boards and nonprofit CEOs generated so many questions from our webinar attendees that Trower answered what we couldn’t get to during the hour here in this article. As many of you know,... Read more

Maloney stresses systems in your nonprofit (Audio)

We are interviewing authors of intriguing leadership and nonprofit texts to showcase more recommendations and best practices. Join us for our second installment of an interview with Deirdre Maloney, author of "The Mission Myth," here. She talks about how essential implementing systems is to you

Trista Harris on “How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar” (Audio)

A few weeks ago we featured an article by Trista Harris on how to build your nonprofit network. We also wanted to interview her as part of our book preview series that showcases intriguing leadership and nonprofit texts and their authors. Her book, coauthored with Rosetta Thurman, is aptly titled How to Become a Nonprofit... Read more

Podcast: Reynolds on “Nonprofit-KnowHow”

We are interviewing authors of intriguing leadership and nonprofit texts to showcase more recommendations and best practices. Join us for our conversation with Rebecca Reynolds, author of "Nonprofit-KnowHow," which was nominated for the 2012 Terry McAdam Book Award. Whether you're a seasoned

“Mild audacity” and leadership lessons (Audio)

We are interviewing authors of intriguing leadership and nonprofit texts to showcase more recommendations and best practices. Join us for our final installment of an interview with Deirdre Maloney, author of "The Mission Myth," here. She talks about the importance of telling it like it is and her new book, "Tou

Build nonprofit momentum through better business (Audio)

We are interviewing authors of intriguing leadership and nonprofit texts to showcase more recommendations and best practices. Join us for our first installment of the interview with Deirdre Maloney, author of “The Mission Myth,” here.

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