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Social entrepreneur Aaron Hurst founded the Taproot Foundation in 2001. The Foundation is the architect of the pro bono service movement to engage the nation's millions of business professionals in pro bono service providing the marketing, technology, strategic planning and other critical consulting nonprofits need to thrive. The Taproot Foundation and its signature Service Grant program have generated over one million hours of pro bono services to over 1,500 nonprofits in the Bay Area, New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago and Los Angeles. In the process, Taproot has recruited over 40,000 business professionals to serve. The program finally has proven that pro bono service is a critical and reliable solution for the sector, with 94 percent of projects completed and 98 percent of nonprofit clients reporting they would recommend the program to their peers. Learn more at http://www.taprootfoundation.org/
Alice Korngold is a national consultant who has worked with hundreds of businesses and nonprofit organizations. She is the former chief founding executive, president and CEO of Business Volunteers Unlimited (BVU), a national program that trains and places business professionals and executives on nonprofit boards of directors. Previously, Alice developed the Health Trustee Institute for hospital governing boards in Northeast Ohio and, prior to that, the cooperative education program on three campuses of Pace University in New York. She was recognized by The Nonprofit Times as one of the Power and Influence Top 50 in 2000, 2001, 2003, and 2004. She has a B.A. cum laude and an M.S.Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania and lives in New York City.
Leveraging Good Will: Strengthening Nonprofits by Engaging Businesses
Alison Goldberg, Karen Pittelman & Resource Generation
Alison Goldberg has worked for a number of nonprofits and within her own family foundation to promote social and economic justice. She joined Resource Generation’s (RG) staff after the organization she created and directed, Foundations for Change, merged with RG. Her previous publications include “Opportunity of a Lifetime: Young Adults in Family Philanthropy” for the National Center for Family Philanthropy’s Passages Series and “Social Change Philanthropy and How It’s Done” for Foundation News & Commentary. Contact her at email@example.com. Karen Pittelman served as RG’s first program coordinator and is the author of RG’s Classified: How to Stop Hiding Your Privilege and Use It for Social Change. At 25 she dissolved her $3 million trust to co-found the Chahara Foundation, a fund run by and for low-income women activists in Boston. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Resource Generation is a national nonprofit organization that works with young people with financial wealth who believe in social change. Since 1996, the organization has offered a variety of programs educating young funders about social change philanthropy. Visit them at www.resourcegeneration.org.
Creating Change through Family Philanthropy: The Next Generation
Allison H. Fine is a social entrepreneur and writer dedicated to helping grassroots organizations and activists implement and sustain social change efforts. She is the founder and past executive director and president of Innovation Network, Inc. (InnoNet), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping nonprofits better plan and evaluate their services and programs. She can be reached at email@example.com or http://www.afine.us/.
Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age
Allyson Kapin and Amy Sample Ward
Allyson Kapin has been named one of the Most Influential
Women In Tech by Fast Company, one of the “Top Tech Titans” by the Washingtonian, and one of the top 30 women
entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter by Forbes for her leadership role in
nonprofit technology, online advocacy, fundraising and social media. She’s
founding partner of the web agency Rad Campaign and created Women Who Tech in
2007. Allyson sits on several advisory boards, including the Anita Borg
Institute, the Green It Consortium, and the Planning Committee for NTEN’s NTC
Amy Sample Ward
is an author, speaker and trainer who has worked with groups all over the world
to help changemakers use technology to build community. She’s been a “most-read
blogger” for Stanford Social Innovation Review’s opinion blog and named on the
list of the 100 Most Powerful Women on Twitter by TwitterGrader. She is the
coauthor of Social by Social: A Practical
Guide to Using New Technologies for Social Impact (2009) and manages
#CommBuild community, holding weekly online chats about best practices and
resources. Amy co-organizes the 501TechNYC group, bringing together nonprofit
staff, technologists, activists, and community members monthly to learn and
share. Amy is the Membership Director at NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology
Ben McConnell and Jackie Huba
Ben McConnell is the author (with Jackie Huba) of Creating Customer Evangelists: How Loyal Customers Become a Volunteer Sales Force (Dearborn Trade Publishing, 2003). As a speaker and business advisor, Ben has worked with Starbucks, Microsoft, Ulta, Discovery Education, Eli Lilly, PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, as well as thousands of small and medium businesses at association conferences. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.citizenmarketers.com/. Jackie Huba is a speaker and business advisor who has worked with Microsoft, Ulta, Discovery Education, Yahoo and Verio, as well as thousands of small and medium businesses at association conferences. Previously, she led B2B marketing efforts for 12 years at IBM in its software division. Contact her at email@example.com or www.citizenmarketers.com.
Citizen Marketers: When People Are the Message
Bernard Ross & Clare Segal
Bernard Ross is co-director of The Management Centre (=mc) (http://www.managementcentre.co.uk/), an internationally-based management consultancy that works exclusively with charities and other nonprofit organizations. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Clare Segal is co-founder and co-director of The Management Centre. She can be reached at email@example.com.
The Influential Fundraiser: Using the Psychology of Persuasion to Achieve Outstanding Results
Beth Kanter and Allison Fine
Beth Kanter was named one of the most influential women in technology by Fast Company and one of Business Week’s “Voices of Innovation for Social Media.” Kanter is the author of Beth’s Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media (http://www.bethkanter.org/). Allison Fine is the author of Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age, which was the recipient of the 2007 Terry McAdams National Nonprofit Book Award. Fine is a senior fellow on the democracy team at Demos: A Network for Change and Action in New York City and is the author of A. Fine Blog.
The Networked Nonprofit
The Networked Nonprofit: Connecting with Social Media to Drive Change
Beth Kanter and Katie Delahaye Paine
Beth Kanter has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 33 years. She started Beth’s Blog (http://www.bethkanter.org/) in 2003 when many people would ask her, “What’s a blog?” Today it is one of the most popular and influential blogs for nonprofits. Kanter has modeled public learning and helped shine a light on social media measurement mavens and network weavers working in nonprofit trenches. She earned recognition from Business Week magazine as one of the social media innovators of 2009. Kanter is an avid volunteer and board member, using her media expertise to further causes such as the Sharing Foundation and the Giving Challenge in Cambodia. Katie Delahaye Paine launched her first measurement company, The Delahaye Group, in 1987. In 2002, she launched KDPaine & Partners, LLC, a company dedicated to providing affordable metrics to nonprofits, government agencies and small businesses. In 1996, she pioneered measurement of consumer-generated media when a consumer electronics company asked her to design a research program “to measure this Internet thing.” In 2003, she began a blog, KDPaine’s Measurement Blog (http://kdpaine.blogs.com/) and in the process, learned how to measure blogs. She has also authored Measuring Public Relations and Measure What Matters.
Beverly Schwartz is vice president of global marketing at Ashoka, the world's largest association of leading social entrepreneurs. Schwartz is an "entrepreneurial" behavioral scientist and has made her career in the field of social marketing. She has devoted her career to working on some of the world's most challenging societal issues, including smoking and drug prevention, gender equity, educational and environmental reform, and HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. She holds an MS degree from Queens College, City University of New York. Please visit her at www.changemakers.com.
Bob Johansen is a Distinguished Fellow and board member with the Institute for the Future (http://www.iftf.org/), where he served as president from 1996 to 2004. He helps both nonprofits and corporations prepare for and shape the future. He is the author of eight books, including Get There Early: Sensing the Future to Compete in the Present. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leaders Make the Future: Ten New Leadership Skills for an Uncertain World
Brad Szollose is a recognized thought leader, entrepreneur, business coach and speaker who specializes in transitioning leaders from the Industrial Age to the Information Age. Brad cofounded K2 Design, Inc., which became the first dot-com agency to go public. During Brad’s tenure at K2, the company experienced 425 percent growth and received the Arthur Andersen Enterprise Award for Best Practices for Fostering Innovation.
Liquid Leadership: From Woodstock to Wikipedia – Multigenerational Management Ideas That Are Changing the Way We Run Things
Cathy Trower, PhD is a senior research associate at
Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. She is the author of the
second edition of Richard Chait’s book, Govern
More, Manage Less. Trower is nationally known for her expertise on board
policies, leadership, structure, organizational change, best governance
practices and strategic planning. She is in high demand as a speaker,
consultant and advisor and works with nonprofit boards independently through
her consulting firm, Trower and Trower, Inc. You can find out more at www.trowerandtrower.com.
Cheryl A. Clarke
Cheryl A. Clarke is a fundraising consultant with more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She works with a wide range of nonprofit agencies to improve their fundraising capacity. Clarke is also a much-in-demand trainer and speaker and has presented at several international conferences of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Her website is http://www.cherylaclarke.com./
Chip Heath and Dan Heath
Chip Heath is the Thrive Foundation for Youth Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Chip and his brother Dan are the authors of the New York Times bestseller Made to Stick, as well as a monthly column in Fast Company magazine. Dan Heath is a Senior Fellow at Duke University’s CASE Center, which supports social entrepreneurs. Dan and his brother Chip have appeared on Today, NPR’s Morning Edition, CNBC and MSNBC, and have been featured in The New York Times, Time and People.
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard
Chris Zook and James Allen
Chris Zook is a partner at Bain & Company and cohead of Bain's Strategy Practice, where his work focuses on helping companies find their next wave of profitable growth. He is the author of the bestselling business books Profit from the Core, Beyond the Core and Unstoppable. James Allen is a partner in Bain & Company's London office and cohead of Bain's Strategy Practice. He is coauthor of Profit form the Core and is a frequent speaker at the World Economic Forum and other conferences.
Christopher Kush is CEO of Soapbox Consulting and has trained thousands of citizens from all over the United States to effectively influence Congress, state and local governments. He has helped design sophisticated key-contact networks, Lobby Days and grassroots training programs for many national associations, including the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Human Rights Campaign, Easter Seals, Goodwill International and United Way Worldwide. Mr. Kush is the author of three books on grassroots organizing, including Grassroots Games (ASAE, 2002) and most recently, The One-Hour Activist: The 15 Most Powerful Actions You Can Take To Fight for the Issues and Candidates You Care About (Wiley, 2004). He has appeared on National Public Radio, ABC and Fox news affiliates, C-SPAN’s “Book TV,” Sirius Satellite Radio Network, and in U.S. News & World Report and The Los Angeles Times.
Claire Diaz-Ortiz leads corporate social innovation and philanthropy at Twitter, Inc. and is a sought-after speaker on social innovation. Diaz-Ortiz is the cofounder of Hope Runs, a nonprofit organization operating in AIDS orphanages in Kenya, and owns Do Well Media. She holds an MBA and other degrees from Oxford and Stanford. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Find more information at http://www.clairediazortiz.com/ and on Twitter via @ClaireD.
Dan Erling is a recognized name in the business community. Dan appears regularly as a media go-to expert for advice on hiring trends and recruiting methods. He is also a well-known public speaker and consultant. Erling has been recognized as one of Atlanta’s up-and-coming young executives, running a forty-year-old regional accounting/finance recruiting firm (Accountants One) and maintaining partnership in a staffing firm (The Waters Organization). In 2004, Dan created the Search for the South’s Funniest Accountant, which has become a successful fundraiser for Junior Achievement. He is a member of Financial Executives International (FEI), Georgia Association of Personnel Services (GAPS) and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). Visit Dan at http://www.danerling.com/.
Match: A Systematic, Sane Process for Hiring the Right Person Every Time
Dan Pallotta is a builder of movements. He created the multi-day charitable fundraising event industry, including the AIDS Rides and Breast Cancer 3-Days, which raised $582 million in nine years and were the subject of a Harvard Business School case study. Multi-day charitable events have raised in excess of $1.1 billion to date. The Stanford Social Innovation Review said his groundbreaking 2009 book Uncharitable deserves to become “the nonprofit sector’s new manifesto.” He lives in Massachusetts. For more information, visit http://www.charitycasebook.com/.
David La Piana
David La Piana is founder and president of La Piana Associates, Inc. (www.lapiana.org), a consulting firm specializing in solutions to the strategic issues faced by nonprofit organizations and their funders. He is the author of many books for nonprofit leaders, including The Nonprofit Mergers Workbooks (Parts I and II) and Play to Win: The Nonprofit Guide to Competitive Strategy. He can be reached at email@example.com.
The Nonprofit Strategy Revolution: Real-Time Strategic Planning in a Rapid-Response World
David La Piana, Heather Gowdy, Lester Olmstead-Rose, Brent Copen
David La Piana is the bestselling author of The Nonprofit Strategy Revolution and The Nonprofit Mergers Workbook. He is a leading expert on strategy for nonprofit organizations. He is the founder of La Piana Consulting, a firm specializing in strategy and business planning, mergers and other forms of strategic restructuring for nonprofit organizations. His coauthors are Heather Gowdy, senior manager for research and innovation with La Piana Consulting and coauthor of Convergence: How Five Trends Reshape the Social Sector; Lester Olmstead-Rose, partner at La Piana Consulting and a leading strategy consultant; and Brent Copen, chief financial officer at Asian Americans for Community Involvement and former senior manager at La Piana Consulting.
Doug White has worked with charities for 25 years as an employee, consultant, trustee, volunteer and donor. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the National Committee on Planned Giving, where he founded Leave a Legacy®, a national initiative that promotes planned giving. He is the author of the award-winning The Art of Planned Giving: Understanding Donors and the Culture of Giving (Wiley, 1996) and is an adjunct instructor in ethics and fundraising at New York University. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charity On Trial: What You Need to Know Before You Give
Emily Davis has been working in the nonprofit sector as an executive director, staff member, consultant, founder, board member and volunteer for over 15 years. She currently serves as the President of EDA Consulting in addition to participating in many Colorado and national board and advisory roles. She trains and consults on a number of different areas, including board development, online communications, multigenerational philanthropy and fundraising. Her passion for effective leadership has garnered numerous awards and nominations. Emily received her master's degree in nonprofit management from Regis University.
Eric Mosley and Derek Irvine
Eric Mosley was interested in the power of corporate culture to influence individual behavior long before cofounding Globoforce. He’s now seeing the proof of this in the critical role strategic recognition plays at some of the largest and most admired companies in the world. Visit www.globoforce.com/thought-leadership/resources/ for more about Winning with a Culture of Recognition 60-minute webinar. Derek Irvine is head of Globoforce’s strategy and marketing team. Irvine has spent the last 10 years helping companies set a higher ambition for global strategic employee recognition, leading workshops, strategy meetings and industry sessions around the world. Visit Irvine’s blog at http://www.recognizethisblog.com/
Fisher Howe is a consultant for nonprofit organizations with the Washington, D.C. firm of Lavender/Howe & Associates. Among other positions he has held in nonprofit organizations, he was assistant dean and executive director of the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He can be reached at email@example.com.
The Nonprofit Leadership Team: Building the Board-Executive Director Partnership
Frances Kunreuther, Helen Kim and Robby Rodriguez
Frances Kunreuther is the director and founder of the Building Movement Project (http://www.buildingmovement.org/), which works to strengthen the role of U.S. nonprofit organizations as sites for social change, and focuses in part on generational change in leadership. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Helen Kim is a consultant with experience in community organizing, fundraising and organizational development. She specializes in strategic planning, board development, executive coaching and leadership transition. Contact her at email@example.com. Robby Rodriguez is the executive director of SouthWest Organizing Project (SWOP) (http://www.swop.net/), a statewide multi-racial, multi-issue, community-based membership organization in New Mexico. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working Across Generations: Defining the Future of Nonprofit Leadership
Holly Ross, Katrin Verclas and Alison Levine
Holly Ross is the executive director of The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) (http://www.nten.org/), which provides hands-on training, sector-wide research and a network of peers to nonprofit staff to help them effectively use technology in their work. She can be reached at email@example.com. Katrin Verclas is a former executive director and current board member of NTEN. She is an IT consultant and project manager. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Reproduction in whole or part is prohibited. Alison Levine is a special projects fellow with NTEN and has worked in the nonprofit sector for over ten years. Contact her at email@example.com.
Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission: A Strategic Guide for Nonprofit Leaders
James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner
James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner, Ph.D., are the coauthors of A Leader’s Legacy, Credibility, Encouraging the Heart and The Leadership Challenge Workbook, and have developed the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) and LPI Online, 360-degree assessment tools based on The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership™. James Kouzes is Dean’s Executive Professor of Leadership at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, and Barry Posner is Dean of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University and Professor of Leadership. They can be reached via their Web site at www.leadershipchallenge.com.
The Leadership Challenge (4th Ed)
James Robbins is a consultant and
professional speaker who helps organizations increase productivity and decrease
employee turnover. By weaving his own tales of adventure into thought-provoking
presentations on leadership, James equips managers to lead with excellence. You
can follow #9MinutesOnMonday to learn more or visit www.jamesrobbins.com.
James Surowiecki is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where he writes the popular business column, “The Financial Page.” His work has appeared in a wide range of publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Artforum, Wired and Slate. For more information, visit http://www.wisdomofcrowds.com/.
The Wisdom of Crowds
Janice Gow Pettey
Janice Gow Pettey, CFRE, MNM, is principal of J.G. Pettey & Associates (http://www.jpgconsulting.com/), a consulting firm serving foundations and nonprofits. She is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco, where she has taught courses in fundraising and strategic planning for many years. She is also the current chair of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) International Ethics Committee and has served on the committee for seven years. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ethical Fundraising: A Guide for Nonprofit Boards and Fundraisers
Jason Saul is one of the nation’s leading experts on measuring social impact. He is the CEO of Mission Measurement, a social impact consulting firm, and serves on the faculty of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. In 2010, Jason was recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of America’s most promising social entrepreneurs. He is the author of Social Innovation, Inc. from Jossey-Bass and Benchmarking for Nonprofits.
The End of Fundraising: Raise More Money by Selling Your Impact
Jeanne Bell, Jan Masaoka, Steve Zimmerman
Jeanne Bell is CEO of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services (http://www.compasspoint.org/), one of the country’s leading providers of training and consulting services to nonprofit organizations, based in the San Francisco Bay Area with a national practice. Jeanne is a nationally respected author, consultant, researcher and speaker on nonprofit finance, strategy and executive leadership matters. Jan Masaoka is director and editor in chief of Blue Avocado, an online magazine for nonprofits that has 60,000 subscribers (http://www.blueavocado.org/). She served as executive director of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services for 14 years, in which position she was named Nonprofit Executive of the Year by the Nonprofit Times in 2003. Steve Zimmerman is principal at Spectrum Nonprofit Services (http://www.spectrumnonprofit.com/) in Milwaukee, where he provides consulting to community-based organizations in the areas of finance and strategy and works with staff and boards to better understand and strengthen their business models. Steve also speaks frequently and conducts trainings nationally on these subjects. Prior to Spectrum, Steve was with CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, consulting for clients with budgets ranging from $250,000 to $20 million.
Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability
Jocelyne Daw is vice president, Marketing and Social Engagement, at Imagine Canada, the national voice for Canada's nonprofits, charities and socially-responsible businesses. She has over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, with a focus on marketing, social enterprise, corporate-cause partnerships, cause marketing and fund development. Reach her at email@example.com.
Cause Marketing for Nonprofits: Partner for Purpose, Passion, and Profits
Jocelyne S. Daw, Carol Cone, Kristian Darigan Merenda and Anne Erhard
Jocelyne S. Daw has over 25 years experience in the nonprofit sector and is a recognized pioneer in the evolution of business-community partnerships and the integration of marketing and fundraising. Most recently, she was Vice President of Marketing and Community Engagement at Imagine Canada. Jocelyne is an international speaker and author of Cause Marketing: Partner for Purpose, Passion and Profits (Wiley). She advises leading business and community organizations in building innovative community strategies that deliver stand-out brand identity, strengthen relationships and power results. Carol Cone has over 25 years experience creating substantive partnerships between companies and social issues. As founder of Cone, Inc., she led the development of cause initiatives for Avon, Reebok, ConAgra Foods, PNC, and the American Heart Association, helping raise awareness and more than $1.2 billion for various social issues. In 2007, PR Week called her “arguably the most powerful and visible figure in the world of Cause Branding.” In 2010 she joined Edelman Public Relations to continue her journey guiding groundbreaking brand and corporate citizenship efforts.
Joel L. Fleishman is professor of Law and Public Policy at Duke University. He has served as president of the Atlantic Philanthropic Service Company, the U.S. program staff of Atlantic philanthropies, and currently serves as a trustee of The John and Mary Markle Foundation, chairman of the board of Trustees of the Urban Institute, and chairman of The Visiting Committee of the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He is also a director of Boston Scientific Corporation, Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation and James River Group.
The Foundation: A great American secret; How private wealth is changing the world
John Brothers and Anne Sherman
John Brothers is a recognized leader in the nonprofit and
philanthropic arena with over 20 years of sector experience and is a national
expert in the field of executive leadership, nonprofit effectiveness,
sustainability, and assisting organizations in both organizational growth and
decline. Brothers has a doctorate in law and policy from Northeastern University,
an MPA in nonprofit management from NYU, and an MBA in public policy from
American Public University. He is a popular source and prolific writer and
blogger for numerous sector publications and national news media. He currently
serves as an adjunct professor in social welfare policy at Rutgers University and
in nonprofit management at NYU. You can find him at www.quidooconsulting.com, where he is the principal of his consulting
Anne Sherman is the vice president of nonprofit strategy at
Growth Philanthropy Network. Before GPN, she was the director of strategy at TCC
Group, a consultancy that assists nonprofits, foundations and corporate
community involvement programs. Prior to TCC Group, she was community
initiatives manager at Minneapolis Way To Grow, a citywide school-readiness
initiative. Sherman holds a master’s degree in public affairs from the
University of Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs. Her
volunteer work includes serving as chair of the governing body of the Center
for Family Life in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and as a member of the board of SCO Family
of Services. She also serves on the selection committee of the New York
Community Trust-New York Magazine Nonprofit Excellence Awards. Sherman can be
reached at www.growthphilanthropy.org.
John P. Kotter
John P. Kotter is the Konusuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership, Emeritus at Harvard Business School and is widely regarded as the world’s foremost authority on leadership and change. He is the author of many books including the international bestsellers, Leading Change and Our Iceberg Is Melting. For more information about his books, visit http://www.johnkotter.com/.
John P. Kotter and Lorne A. Whitehead
John P. Kotter is the Konosuke Matsuhita Professor of Leadership, Emeritus, at Harvard Business School. Kotter is a best-selling author (Leading Change, The Heart of Change, A Sense of Urgency, among others) and widely considered the world’s foremost authority on leadership and change. He is the founder of Kotter International, a firm designed to guide global leaders in transformational leadership. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Lorne Whitehead is the Leader of Education Innovation at the University of British Colombia, where he is also the NSERC/3M Chairholder in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Buy-In: Saving Your Good Ideas From Getting Shot Down
Juana Bordas is president of Mestiza Leadership International (www.mestizaleadership.com) and serves on the boards of the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership and the International Leadership Association. She was a faculty member of the Center for Creative Leadership and founding president and CEO of the National Hispana Leadership Institute. She received the Franklin Miller Award from the U.S. Peace Corps for her lifelong commitment to advancing communities of color; the Leadership Legacy award from Spellman College’s Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement; and was initiated into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame.
Salsa, Soul, and Spirit: Leadership for a Multicultural Age
Juanita Brown with David Isaacs and the World Café Community
Juanita Brown, Ph.D. is co-originator of the World Café and has served as a senior affiliate at the MIT Sloan School’s Organizational Learning Center (now the Society for Organizational Learning), as a research affiliate with the Institute for the Future, and as a fellow of the World Business Academy. David Isaacs is president of Clearing Communications and designs strategic dialogue forums with senior leaders in the United States and abroad. He is also a co-originator of the World Café and serves as adjunct faculty with the University of Texas Business School’s executive MBA program. The World Café Community is made up of organizational and community leaders and others who are fostering conversational leadership across the globe.
World Cafe: Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations That Matter
Julia Ingraham Walker
Julia Ingraham Walker has been active in fundraising in New Orleans and the surrounding region for over 25 years. She served as vice president for advancement at Tulane University, where she directed a successful $250 million campaign. For the past twelve years, Julia has worked as an independent fundraising consultant on a regional and national basis. While her specialty has been consulting on capital campaigns, she became very active in a variety of rebuilding efforts in the calamitous post-Katrina period in New Orleans. She was named New Orleans Outstanding Fundraising Executive by the Association of Fundraising Professionals for her work at Tulane and is the author of three other books published by Wiley. Julia’s ongoing work with numerous nonprofit boards inspired her to write this guide for board members.
Kari Dunn Saratovsky and Derrick Feldmann
Kari Dunn Saratovsky is principal of KDS
Strategies and previously was vice president of social innovation at the Case
Foundation. She has spent her career working in both the government and
nonprofit sectors building alliances, directing programs and facilitating
national efforts that advance social change. Saratovsky writes and speaks
extensively on the rising generation of Millennials and how they are changing
the nature of nonprofits and institutions. Derrick
Feldmann is CEO of Achieve, a creative campaign and fundraising agency. He
leads the research team on the Millennial Impact Project (www.themillennialimpact.com/)--an annual research
initiative to understand how Millennials connect, involve and give—and leads
the planning team for the Millennial Engagement Summit (MCON). Find out more
about Cause for Change: http://causeforchangebook.com/.
Karlin Sloan is founder and CEO of Karlin Sloan & Company, which provides leadership development consulting and executive coaching to clients worldwide. Her articles have appeared in OD Practitioner, ASTD’s Leadership and Organization Development Newsletter, and the International Journal of Coaching in Organizations. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.karlinsloan.com/.
Smarter, Faster, Better. Strategies for Effective, Enduring, and Fulfilled Leadership
Karlin Sloan and Lindsey Pollak
Karlin Sloan is founder and CEO of Karlin Sloan & Company, which provides leadership development consulting and executive coaching to clients worldwide. Her articles have appeared in OD Practitioner, ASTD’s Leadership and Organization Development Newsletter, and the International Journal of Coaching in Organizations. Contact her at email@example.com or http://www.karlinsloan.com/. Lindsey Pollak is a writer and editor with a wide range of experience in books and magazines. She is coauthor of Women for Hire: The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Job (Penguin Putnam, 2002) and a contributor to Women’s Studies on Its Own: A Next Wave Reader in Institutional Change (Duke University Press, 2002).
Smarter, Faster, Better. Strategies for Effective, Enduring, and Fulfilled Leadership
Kay Sprinkel Grace
Kay Sprinkel Grace, CFRE, is well-known in the U.S. and internationally as an authority on board
development and organizational management. Grace speaks frequently at regional, national and international
conferences, including CASE, AFP, AHP and DMA. She is the author of six books and has contributed chapters
to several books. Her bachelor's and master's degrees are from Stanford University, where she served as the first
woman Volunteer Chair of the Stanford Fund. She has received Stanford's highest award for volunteer service,
the Gold Spike, as well as its Associates' Award, Outstanding Achievement Award, Award of Merit and
Ken Burnett is an author, lecturer and consultant on fundraising, marketing and communications for nonprofit organizations worldwide. He has served on several volunteer boards, including the executive committee of the UK Institute of Fundraising, the council of BookAid International and the board of trustees of ActionAid International. He is also the manager of SOFII, the Showcase of Fundraising Innovation and Inspiration, a free online resource that archives the best of fundraising creativity and good practice from history and around the world (http://www.sofii.org/). Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Relationship Fundraising: A Donor-Based Approach to the Business of Raising Money, 2nd Ed.
Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler
Kerry Patterson has authored award-winning training programs and led multiple long-term change efforts. He received the 2004 BYU Marriott School of Management Dyer Award for outstanding contribution in organizational behavior. He did doctoral work in organizational behavior at Stanford University. Joseph Grenny is a keynote speaker and consultant who has designed and implemented major corporate change initiatives for the past 20 years. He is cofounder of Unitus, a nonprofit that helps the world’s poor achieve economic self-reliance. Ron McMillan is a speaker, consultant and cofounder of the Covey Leadership Center, where he served as vice president of research and development. He has worked with leaders ranging from first-level managers to corporate executives on topics such as leadership and team development. Al Switzler is a consultant and speaker who has directed training and management initiatives with dozens of Fortune 500 companies worldwide. He is on the faculty of the Executive Development Center at the University of Michigan. This team of authors has also co-written Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking when Stakes are High (2002) and Influencer: The Power to Change Anything (2007). They can be reached via their Web site at http://www.vitalsmarts.com/.
Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Talking About Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior
Influencer: The Power to Change Anything
Kim Klein provides training and consulting through Klein & Roth Consulting (www.kleinandroth.com). She is a member of the Building Movement Project, where she leads workshops on tax policy and fundraising. She is also the found of the bimonthly Grassroots Fundraising Journal, and the author of Fundraising for Social Change, Fundraising for the Long Haul, Ask and You Shall Receive, Raise More Money and Fundraising in Times of Crisis. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Reliable Fundraising in Unreliable Times: What Good Causes Need to Know to Survive and Thrive
Kivi Leroux Miller
Kivi Leroux Miller is the founder of NonprofitMarketingGuide.com, one of the leading sources of information and guidance for nonprofit organizations with limited resources. Leroux Miller is a communications consultant, trainer and blogger. Visit www.nonprofitmarketingguide.com/book for additional resources, tools and tips that go with this book.
The Nonprofit Marketing Guide
Leslie Crutchfield and Heather McLeod Grant
Leslie R. Crutchfield is a managing director of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, a global association of social entrepreneurs; a philanthropic adviser; and a research grantee of The Aspen Institute’s Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy Program. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Heather McLeod Grant is an advisor to the Center for Social Innovation at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, as well as to nonprofits. She is a former McKinsey & Company consultant and serves on the Advisory Board of the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Contact her at email@example.com.
Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits
Leslie R. Crutchfield, John V. Kania, and Mark R. Kramer
Leslie R. Crutchfield is an author and a leading authority on scaling social innovation and high impact philanthropy. She is a senior advisor at FSG, a nonprofit consulting firm specializing in social sector strategy, evaluation and research. Her previous book, Forces for Good, was recognized in the The Economist on its annual list of Top Business Books. John V. Kania is managing director at FSG who oversees the firm’s consulting practice. John is a featured author of the book Learning from the Future, and he has been published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review and the Wall Street Journal. He is a former partner of both Mercer Management Consulting and Corporate Decisions, Inc. Mark R. Kramer is cofounder and a managing director at FSG, cofounder of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, and a senior fellow at Harvard University. Mark speaks and writes extensively on topics in philanthropy and corporate responsibility and has been published in the Harvard Business Review and the Stanford Social Innovation Review.
Do More Than Give: The Six Practices of Donors Who Change the World
Mal Warwick is the founder and chairman of Mal Warwick Associates (Berkeley, Calif. and Washington, D.C.), a fundraising agency specializing in direct response fundraising and marketing (http://www.malwarwick.com/). He has been raising money professionally since 1979, has written or edited 18 previous books, and teaches fundraising throughout the world. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fundraising When Money Is Tight: A Strategic and Practical Guide to Surviving Tough Times and Thriving in the Future
Marcia Festen and Marianne Philbin
Marcia Festen of Marcia K. Festen Associates in Chicago is a consultant to nonprofits and foundations. In addition to conducting evaluations, she develops policy and grantmaking strategies, programs and initiatives. She was a senior program officer at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and has over 20 years of experience in the field. Marianne Philbin is a writer, trainer and consultant specializing in nonprofit organizational development. She has worked for a wide range of foundations and nonprofit organizations and has an extensive background in grantmaking, fundraising and nonprofit management. She is an instructor for the Donors Forum of Chicago and a lecturer at Northwestern University’s School of Continuing Studies.
Level Best: How Small and Grassroots Nonprofits Can Tackle Evaluation and Talk Results
Mario Morino, a former software entrepreneur, is Chairman of the Morino Institute, Chairman of Venture Philanthropy Partners (VPP) and a special partner with General Atlantic Partners. The Morino Institute is dedicated to improving the lives of young people from low-income families. Morino launched VPP to support the Morino Institute with a goal of making capital available to help established community-based organizations grow in scale and effectiveness. To date, VPP’s generous investors have committed in excess of $30 million. Morino also serves on several boards for institutions and universities, including Case Western Reserve University (his alma mater), The Brookings Institution and the Yale School of Management. Morino has received numerous honors and awards, including several prestigious entrepreneurial/business awards: KPMG and Washington Techway’s Tech Legend Award (2002), induction into the Washington Business Hall of Fame (2001), and National Ernst and Young Supporter of Entrepreneurship (2000)
Martin Teitel has worked in the world of nonprofits for 45 years, 30 of them for grant making foundations, including a 12-year stint as CEO of the Cedar Tree Foundation in Boston. Teitel has a doctorate in philosophy from the Union Institute, Cincinnati, and Master in Social Work from San Diego State University. He is a Field Education Supervisor for the Harvard Divinity School. Follow his blog at http://saltmarshmarty.blogspot.com/.
Matthew Bishop and Michael Green
Matthew Bishop is the New York bureau chief of the Economist and an award-winning writer on issues concerning business and society. He was a member of the Advisors Group to the United Nations Year of Microcredit in 2005. His previous book is Essential Economics (Bloomberg Press, 2004). Michael Green taught economics at Warsaw University under a Soros-funded program in the early 1990s before joining the Department for International Development (DFID), where he managed the UK aid programs to Russia and the Ukraine and ran the communications department. For more on the authors or their book, visit http://www.philanthrocapitalism.net/.
Philanthrocapitalism: How Giving Can Save the World
Michael Edwards is a writer and activist affiliated with the think tank Demos in New York, the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University, and the Brooks World Poverty Institute at Manchester University in the UK. Previously, he was director of the Ford Foundation’s Governance and Civil Society Program and worked for the World Bank, Oxfam and Save the Children. Contact him via his website as www.futurepositive.org.
Michael Fullan is professor emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. He currently serves as special advisor in education to the premier of Ontario. He is also the author of Leading in a Culture of Change (Jossey-Bass, 2007) and Turnaround Leadership (Jossey-Bass, 2006). Contact him via his Web site at www.michaelfullan.ca.
The Six Secrets of Change: What the Best Leaders Do to Help Their Organizations Survive and Thrive
Michael J. Rosen
Michael J. Rosen, CFRE, is president of ML
Innovations, Inc., a fundraising and marketing consulting firm in Philadelphia.
The firm serves nonprofit organizations and the for-profit companies that work
with them. Prior to MLI, Michael cofounded The Development Center, a pioneering
direct mail/telephone fundraising company established in 1982 and sold in 1997.
Rosen graduated from Temple University with a degree in journalism. He has
contributed to several published books and written numerous articles for
respected nonprofit publications.
Michael Lee Stallard with Carolyn Dewing-Hommes and Jason Pankau
Michael Lee Stallard is the founder and president of E Pluribus Partners, a think tank that helps organizations increase employee and customer engagement. Formerly, he was the chief marketing officer for businesses at Morgan Stanley and Charles Schwab, where he was a thought leader on the topic of engaging people on the front line of business. He can be reached at email@example.com. Carolyn Dewing-Hommes is a cofounder and partner at E Pluribus Partners. Previously, she worked at Citibank for 15 years where she worked on a global task force identifying companies worldwide whose practices successfully engaged their employees. Jason Pankau is also a cofounder and partner at E Pluribus Partners and is president of Life Spring Network, an organization that helps people realize life’s potential.
Mike Green with Henry Moore and John O\'Brien
Mike Green has worked for 25 years as a community organizer to help groups of
people come together for collective action. Mike has experience developing
neighborhood resident organizations, congregation-based organizations and
community partnerships to address social and economic issues. He was the
training director of the Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Neighborhood
Circle, which was a learning organization of over 20 community organizations
across North America to learn what works and what does not work to use ABCD
community organizing. He helped start a small public school in Denver where
students, parents, neighbors, teachers and principal were all partners. Founder
of three successful small businesses, Mike is also a licensed clinical social
worker and family therapist. Find out more at www.mike-green.org.
Moore was the son of a tobacco sharecropper in rural North Carolina. He graduated
from North Carolina A & T State University and earned a master’s degree in
urban studies from the University of Maryland. He worked in government and
community building for more than 30 years. Moore passed away in 2006. John O'Brien learns about building more just and inclusive communities from
people with disabilities, their families and their allies. He uses what he
learns to advise people with disabilities and their families, advocacy groups,
service providers and governments and to spread the news among people
interested in change through writing and workshops.
Nancy Lubin is the CEO and “Chief Old Person” of DoSomething.org, which uses technology and pop culture to help young people “rock causes they care about.” Previously, she was the founder and CEO of Dress for Success, which she started at age 23. Lubin has won numerous honors and is frequently quoted in the media. She’s a contributing columnist for Fast Company and an adjunct faculty member at New York University and the Yale School of Management. She lives with her family in New York City.
Ori Brafman and Rod A. Beckstrom
Ori Brafman is an entrepreneur whose business ventures have included a wireless start-up, a health food advocacy group and a network of CEOs working on public benefit projects, which he co-founded with Rod Beckstrom. He holds a BA in peace and conflict studies from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from Stanford Business School. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rod A. Beckstrom founded CATS Software, Inc. and has helped start and build other high-tech firms. He has served on various private and nonprofit boards. He holds a BA and an MBA from Stanford University and was a Fulbright Scholar. Contact him at email@example.com
The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations
Paige Hull Teegarden, Denice Rothman Hinden, Paul Sturm
Paige Hull Teegarden, MPP, has more than 15 years of experience building the effectiveness of a wide range of organizations. As president of Think Outside (http://www.thinkoutside.net/), she leads innovative strategy, team and leadership development with nonprofits, government agencies, small businesses and collaborations. Denise Rothman Hinden, PhD, ACC, has more than 25 years of experience in nonprofit management, organization development, research, group facilitation and professional coaching. As president of Managance Consulting & Coaching (http://www.managance.com/), she facilitates bold strategic thinking and planning; business planning; and leader, team board and group development, with attention to group process and individual responsibility. Paul Sturm, MPA, MS, has worked on the cutting edge of nonprofit leadership development and capacity building for more than 25 years. He founded and led two organizations nationally recognized for their innovation and outcomes. He has served as a consultant to nonprofit and capacity-building organizations throughout the United States. His groundbreaking article, “The Seven Rules of Successful Collaboration,” was published in Nonprofit World in 2000.
The Nonprofit Organizational Culture Guide: Revealing the Hidden Truths that Impact Performance
Pamela Bilbrey helps organizations maximize their current strengths and bring out their ordinary greatness to achieve extraordinary results. She is a consultant, coach and international speaker, and has authored three books and over 50 articles on employee engagement, leadership and team development, and organizational change. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Brian Jones helps teams and organizations achieve real results with ordinary but great tools and advice. He is the author of several articles on leadership development and employee engagement. Contact him at email@example.com.
Ordinary Greatness: It’s Where You Least Expect It ...Everywhere
Pamela J. Wilcox has over 20 years of executive and nonprofit leadership experience. She is founder and president of SAVé—Staff and Volunteer Excellence—which devises new ways of thinking about nonprofit leadership and is dedicated to advising and helping leadership teams across all nonprofit sectors.
Exposing the Elephants: Creating Exceptional Nonprofits
Patrick Lencioni is the founder and president of The Table Group, Inc., a San Francisco Bay Area management consulting firm that specializes in organizational health. In addition to Death by Meeting, Pat has written four other leadership fables, including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team , The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive, and The Five Temptations of a CEO. Pat's latest book, Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars, addresses the issue of silos, the barriers that create organizational politics.
Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable...About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business
Paul C. Light
Paul C. Light is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service and a nonresident fellow with the Brookings Institution. Among his many books are A Government Ill Executed (Harvard, 2008) and Government’s Greatest Achievements (Brookings, 2002). He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Search for Social Entrepreneurship
Peter Block is a partner in Designed Learning, a training company that offers workshops designed to build the skills outlined in this book. He is the author of several books and was the recipient of the American Society for Training and Development Award for Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance and the Association for Quality and Participation President’s Award. Contact him at email@example.com.
Community: The Structure of Belonging
Peter Senge, Bryan Smith, Nina Kruschwitz, Joe Laur, Sara Schley
Peter Senge is a senior lecturer at MIT and the founding chair of the Society for Organizational Learning (SoL). He is also the author or co-author of several bestselling books, including The Fifth Discipline (Currency, 2006). Bryan Smith is a member of the faculty at York University’s Sustainable Enterprise Academy and president of Broad Reach Innovations, Inc. Nina Kruschwitz is manager of The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook Project and editor of Reflections: The SoL Journal. Joe Laur and Sara Schley co-founded the SoL Sustainability Consortium in 1998. Joe is vice president of content for Greenopolis.com, and Sara is a mentor for the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.
The Necessary Revolution: Working Together to Create a Sustainable World
Peter Sims is the coauthor with Bill George of the Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek bestselling book True North. His work has appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Fortune, and TechCrunch, and he is a contributor to the Reuters and Harvard Business Review blogs. He received an MBA from Stanford Business School, where he and several classmates established a popular course on leadership, and he has had a long collaboration with faculty at Stanford’s Hass Plattner Institute of Design (the d.school). Previously, he worked in venture capital with Summit Partners, a leading investment company, and was part of the team that established the firm’s London office. He frequently speaks to or advises corporations, associations and universities. Learn more at http://www.petersims.com/.
Philip Kotler and Nancy R. Lee
Philip Kotler is S.C. Johnson & Son Distinguished Professor of International Marketing at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. He is the author of several books, including Marketing Management, now in its 13th edition (Prentice Hall, 2008). He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nancy R. Lee is president of Social Marketing Services, Inc. (www.socialmarketingservice.com), a consulting firm for social marketing campaign development and evaluation. She has co-authored four books with Philip Kotler. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Up and Out of Poverty: The Social Marketing Solution
Dr. Reynold Levy has been the president of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts since 2002. Formerly, he was the president of the International Rescue Committee; senior officer of AT&T in charge of government relations; president of the AT&T Foundation; executive director of the 92nd Street Y; and staff director of the Task Force on the New York City Fiscal Crisis. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yours for the Asking: An Indispensable Guide to Fundraising and Management
Richard & Anna Linzer
Richard Linzer is a consultant and facilitator who works with a cross-section of businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies in the areas of financial management, board development, group facilitation, institutional analysis and strategic planning. Anna Linzer is a poet and writer who, with Richard, leads retreats and sessions on nonprofit financial management. Her book of fiction, Ghost Dancing, received the American Book Award in 1999.
The Cash Flow Solution: A Nonprofit Board Member’s Guide to Financial Success
Richard Linzer and Anna Linzer
Richard Linzer provides consultation for businesses, nonprofits and government agencies. He works with organizations in the areas of financial management, board development, group facilitation, institutional analysis and strategic planning. Since 1965, Linzer has consulted with more than 500 organizations in numerous causes including the arts, humanities, education, health care, social services and environmental fields. Anna Linzer is a poet and writer and long-distance cold water swimmer. Her novel, Ghost Dancing, received an American Book Award in 1999. Additionally, her poetry and stories have appeared in literary magazines and anthologies. Richard and Anna Linzer have coauthored The Cash Flow Solution, It’s Simple! Money Matters for the Nonprofit Board Member, Money Matters! A Kit for Nonprofit Board and Staff Members, and It’s Easy! Money Matters for Nonprofit Managers. It’s Simple! received the 2000 Terry McAdam Award, Honorable Mention, for outstanding contribution to the advancement of the nonprofit sector from the Alliance for Nonprofit Management. Their website is http://www.linzerconsulting.com/.
Rodd Wagner and James K. Harter, PhD
Rodd Wagner is a principal of The Gallup Organization, where he interprets employee engagement and business performance data for many Fortune 500 companies. He was formerly the research director for the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram, a reporter and news editor for The Salt Lake Tribune, and a radio talk show host. James K. Harter, Ph.D., is chief scientist for The Gallup Organization’s international workplace management practice. He has authored or co-authored more than 1,000 research studies for profit and nonprofit organizations, some of which has been popularized in the business bestsellers, First ,Break All the Rules and How Full is Your Bucket?
12: The Elements of Great Managing
Ron Mattocks is a consultant, lecturer and author with over 30 years experience developing financial strength for nonprofit organizations. He has served as executive staff, board member and/or consultant with a wide array of nonprofits, and specializes in helping nonprofit organizations identify the liabilities of living in the Zone of Insolvency. He can be reached at Ron@MattocksAssociates.com.
Zone of Insolvency: How Nonprofits Avoid Hidden Liabilities and Build Financial Strength
Sarah Durham is the principal of Big Duck, a firm she founded in 1994 that works exclusively with nonprofits to help them raise money and increase their visibility through smart communications. Clients include the Robin Hood Foundation, United Way of New York City, American Jewish World Service, Women’s Sports America and Partnership for a Drug-Free America. She is a volunteer trainer for the Support Center for Nonprofit Management and a frequent presenter at the Association of Fundraising Professionals conference and other nonprofit industry conferences. Visit Sarah and her team at http://www.bigducknyc.com/, or join her in conversation on Twitter @BigDuckSarah or use #brandraising.
Brandraising: How Nonprofits Raise Visibility and Money Through Smart Communications
Shawn Achor is one of the world’s leading experts on human potential, having researched and lectured in 42 countries, working to bridge the gap between the science of happiness and performance in our everyday lives. He is the founder and CEO of Aspirant, a research and consulting firm that uses positive psychology to enhance individual achievement and cultivate a more productive workplace. Achor’s lectures have received attention in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, and on CNN and NPR. Visit www.shawnachor.com.
The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work
Shirley Sagawa and Deborah Jospin
Shirley Sagawa is a national leader, expert on policy and philanthropy, and former presidential advisor. She has been called the “founding mother of the modern service movement.” Deborah Jospin is the former director of AmeriCorps. Prior to that position, she served as the associate general counsel for the Corporation for National and Community Service and as chief of staff to the CEO. Together, Sagawa and Jospin are cofounders of sagawa/jospin, a strategic consulting firm for nonprofit organizations. To reach the authors, visit http://www.charismaticorganization.com/ or http://www.sagawajospin.com/.
The Charismatic Organization: 8 Ways to Grow a Nonrpofit that Builds Buzz, Delights Donors, and Energizes Employees
Steve Rothschild is the founder and board chair of Twin Cities RISE! This organization is an anti-poverty program for low-income adults living in generational poverty. It trains under- and unemployed adults for jobs and connects them with employers who pay a living wage. Rothschild was also its CEO for its first nine years. In addition, he founded Invest in Outcomes, which developed the human capital performance bond, a new financial instrument to fund nonprofits. In his previous corporate career, he launched Yoplait yogurt in the U.S., was the company’s first president, and later became the executive vice president of General Mills. For more information, please visit http://www.steverothschild.org/
Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan
Steve Zaffron is the CEO of the Vanto Group, a global consulting firm that designs and implements large-scale initiatives to elevate organizational performance. Zaffron has directed major corporate initiatives with more than 300 organizations in 20 countries. Dave Logan is on the faculty at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California and is a former associate dean. He is also senior partner of CultureSync, a management consulting firm. Logan has written three books, including Tribal Leadership.
Susan U. Raymond, Ph.D. and Mary Beth Martin, Esq.
Susan U. Raymond, Ph.D., is senior managing director of Research, Evaluation and Strategic Planning for Changing Our World, Inc. and its philanthropy division, Archimede Philanthropy Partners. She has extensive experience in research, analysis and planning, most recently with the New York Academy of Sciences. Prior to this, Raymond was a project officer at the World Bank and a senior consultant to the U.S. Agency for International Development and to various private organizations, including the Carnegie Corporation, specializing in healthcare and international economic research. Mary Beth Martin, Esq., is a senior managing director at Changing our World, Inc. and its philanthropy division, Archimede Philanthropy Partners, overseeing the firm’s Boston office. With nearly 20 years’ experience in the fundraising field, she has done extensive work in higher education, focusing primarily on planned giving, major gifts and capital campaigns.
Mapping the New World of American Philanthropy: Causes and Consequences of the Transfer of Wealth
Terry Burton is founder of Dig In Research 2007 Inc., a consultancy providing B2B (business to business) research and strategic planning services to fundraising professionals based on his national survey of naming opportunities and named gifts. His online database includes over 34,000 entries and more than 3,000 news items offering strategic insights into the sector. He can be reached at email@example.com
Naming Rights: Legacy Gifts and Corporate Money
Thomas A. McLaughlin
Thomas A. McLaughlin has more than 30 years of experience as a nonprofit professional, trade association executive and management consultant. He is a nationally recognized expert in nonprofit mergers and alliances, financial management and strategic positioning, as well as a nonprofit consultant with Grant Thornton, LLP in Boston. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nonprofit Strategic Positioning: Decide Where to Be, Plan What to Do
Tom Ahern is recognized as one of North America's top authorities on nonprofit communications. He began presenting his top-rated "Love Thy Reader" workshops at fundraising conferences in 1999. Since then, he has introduced thousands of fundraisers in the U.S., Canada and Europe to the principles of reader psychology, writing and graphic design that make donor communications highly engaging and successful. He founded his consulting practice in 1990. His firm specializes in capital campaign statements, nonprofit communications audits, direct mail and donor newsletters. His efforts have won three prestigious IABC Gold Quill awards, given each year to the best communications work worldwide. You can visit his site at www.aherncomm.com.
How to Write Fundraising Materials That Raise More Money
Tom Wolff, Ph.D., is a community psychologist and expert committed to issues of
social justice and building healthy communities through collaborative
solutions. He is the founder of Tom Wolff & Associates and a fellow of the
American Psychological Association. Wolff is a nationally recognized consultant
on coalition building and community development, and he has a lifetime of
experience training and consulting with individuals, organizations and
communities across North America and internationally.
Tommy Spaulding founded Leader’s Challenge (the largest high-school civic and leadership program in Colorado) and was the CEO of Up With People, one of the largest leadership nonprofit organizations in the world. He is the founder and CEO of Spaulding Companies, a consulting firm based in Denver. Spaulding is an international speaker on leadership and has spoken to hundreds of organizations, schools and corporations on four continents. To contact him, visit www.tommyspaulding.com.
It’s Not Just Who You Know: Transform Your Life (and Your Organization) by Turning Colleagues and Contacts into Lasting, Genuine Relationships
W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne
W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne are professors of strategy and management at
INSEAD and co-directors of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute in
William J. McEwen
William J. McEwen, Ph.D., is a Global Practice Leader at The Gallup Organization, where he consults with major clients on brand communications and brand equity management. Before joining Gallup, he spent 25 years in senior planning and account management positions with leading advertising agencies, including McCann-Erickson, FCB and D’Arcy.
Married to the Brand: Why Consumers Bond with Some Brands for Life
William R. Mott, Ph.D.
William R. Mott, Ph.D., is a consultant, speaker, author,
teacher and leader in the school and nonprofit world. Bill’s successful career
includes being the head of two private schools, president of a small college,
director of a historic house museum and director of development of a nationally
recognized university. He currently serves as the coordinator of the master’s
program in Independent School Leadership at Trevecca Nazarene University in
Nashville, Tenn. Bill earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership from
Vanderbilt University and regularly consults with schools and NPOs regarding
all aspects of board and governance issues. For more information about having
the author speak to your organization or group, visit www.williamrmottphd.com or www.theboardgamecoach.com.
Ann Goldman Consulting
Goldman Consulting provides consulting, coaching and training services to the nonprofit community in all areas of strategic planning, board development and fundraising.
The three practice areas of Corona Insights create the perfect blend of research and consulting.
Doolin Consulting is a recognized expert at helping nonprofits and foundations to expand their thinking and advance strategically.
Established in 2009, fiveseed, llc is a leading Denver-based, strategy consulting firm founded on the principle of creating positive change for our clients and our community.
interSector Partner's social mission is to help nonprofits become more sustainable, for-profits to become more socially responsible and government agencies to support both in their communities.
Nonprofit Financial Management
NFP specializes in Sage MIP Fund Accounting Software, and Sage Fund Raising Software.
The Management Center
The UK’s leading training and consultancy organization working exclusively with nonprofit organisations worldwide.
Trebuchet Group makes a difference in clients' businesses by using customized collaborative approaches that result in more effective people and organizations.
Networks, alliances and directories
Increases the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations by strengthening boards of directors.
NetImpact is a global network of leaders changing the world through business.
Idealist.org offers 59,000 nonprofits listed in 165 countries as well as volunteer opportunities and a career center.
Global Impact is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the poorest people on earth. Global Impact represents more than 50 of the most respected U.S.-based international charities in workplace giving campaigns across the nation.
The Nonprofit Congress is an unprecedented effort to unite nonprofits and strengthen the charitable sector.
National Council of Nonprofit Associations
The National Council of Nonprofit Associations (NCNA) is the network of state and regional nonprofit associations serving over 20,000 members.
American Humanics is a national alliance of colleges, universities, and nonprofits; their mission is to educate, prepare, and certify professionals to strengthen and lead nonprofit organizations.
News, information and research
Fresh news and analysis on the future of sponsorship today.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
News, information and job postings in higher education.
The Nonprofit Gateway Network
As the U.S. government's official web portal, USA.gov makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the Web.
Human services news.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
News, information and postings in the nonprofit sector.
The mission is to educate and engage members in the ethical delivery of counsel and related services to non-profits through research, advocacy, and best practices.
Books, advice and inspiration from the father of modern management.
Foundations and philanthropy
A directory of charitable grantmakers since 1995.
Council on Foundations
The Council on Foundations (COF) is a membership organization of more than 2,000 grantmaking foundations and giving programs worldwide.
Foundation Center is the nation's leading authority on philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust.
Guidestar’s goal is to create a more transparent and accountable nonprofit community and thereby reshape the infrastructure of the nonprofit sector.
Nonprofit Sector is an independent effort by charities and foundations to ensure that the nonprofit community remains a vibrant and healthy part of American society.
What Kind of World Do You Want
Tell the world what kind of world you want and raise money for charity by making and uploading a video of yourself, your friends or your family answering the question,
Business in the Community
BITC is a unique movement of more than 700 of the UK’s top companies committed to improving their positive impact on society.
Business for Social Responsibility
Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) provides socially responsible business solutions to many of the world’s leading corporations.
Business Community Connections
BCConnections is a charity dedicated to helping other charities obtain more support from business.
Nonprofit evaluation and gateways
America’s premier independent charity evaluator, Charity Navigator works to advance a more efficient and responsive marketplace by evaluating the financial health of America’s largest charities.
Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance
The BBB Wise Giving Alliance offers guidance to donors on making informed giving decisions through our charity evaluations.
GlobalGiving connects you with grassroots charity projects around the world.
Career - Jobs
Work In Nonprofits Canada
This site connects Canada’s job seekers, suppliers and services within the nonprofit sector.
Founded by the Management Center and operated by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits features job listings for professional positions
NPT Jobs is an electronic recruitment resource for the industry. Here, employers and recruiters can access a talent pool with relevant work experience to fulfill staffing needs.
Nonprofit Personnel Network
Non-Profit Personnel Network (NPPN) is an executive search firm exclusively for non-profit organizations and institutions nationwide.
Nonprofit Career Network
Job and volunteer opportunities
Index of nonprofits all over the world, including a career center that lists consulting opportunities and internships.
Connecting people with nonprofit information.
Linking nonprofit executives to outstanding career opportunities
Community Career Center
Postings throughout the U.S. ranging from executive directors to support staff.
Job bank lists postings from executive recruiters as well as direct hires.
Boulware & Associates
Postings for nonprofit organizations as well as public and private institutions.
ASAE Career Headquarters
Positions and career services provided by ASAE, a leader among associations
Association of Small Foundations
Postings and internships listed by ASF members
EFL Associates is a search firm focusing on senior-level executive positions, including presidents and CEOs, CFOs and members of boards of directors.
Regis University Career Resources
Besides providing online job & resume postings on the Regis CareerLink, Career Services maintains a list of several Worldwide Web sites that post jobs.
Colorado Nonprofit Association
Job board for positions in Colorado.
Young Nonprofit Professionals Network
Get all YNPN job postings emailed directly to you. You can choose to have each email sent individually or as a daily digest.
Nonprofit jobs for executives, fundraisers, and mid-level managers searching for jobs in the nonprofit, healthcare, government and education sectors.
National Council of Nonprofit Associations
NCNA is a network of state and regional nonprofit associations serving over 20,000 members in 41 states and the District of Columbia.