Wise fundraising professionals, nonprofit managers, consultants, and volunteers, often seek out the latest, greatest ideas, and have an interest in stories that can inspire.
If you are like many in the nonprofit world, you read books to discover the ways to generate improved results or to find inspiration.
Now, I invite you to share the favorite book(s) you’ve read in the past year. Please use the “Leave a Reply” section below to provide the title and author of any fundraising, nonprofit management, or philanthropy book that you found particularly worthwhile to read. The book you recommend can be either a classic or a new title.
The objective here is to build a list of worthwhile books we should all consider adding to our 2014 reading lists.
By recommending a book here, you’ll get three benefits:
1. You’ll have the pleasure of helping your nonprofit brothers and sisters find worthwhile material that can help them and their organizations.
2. You’ll be entered into a drawing to win a free copy of my bestselling book, Donor-Centered Planned Gift Marketing. I’m honored to have won the AFP/Skystone Prize for Research in Fundraising and Philanthropy for this book. In addition, I’m pleased that my book has been placed on the CFRE International Resource Reading List because my goal was to get this valuable, practical information to as many people as possible. If you already have a copy (Thank you!), I’ll donate the winning copy to your favorite charity. One winner will be randomly selected on January 10, 2014.
3. You’ll have the satisfaction of having your selected book(s) listed in the “Readers Recommend” section at The Nonprofit Bookstore where it can help even more people. The Nonprofit Bookstore is an e-store created on Amazon to feature some of the best books for the sector. The store is updated often, so be sure to visit regularly. A portion of each purchase on this site is donated to charity.
For books that inspire and get results, you can find The Nonprofit Bookstore at http://astore.amazon.com/mlinn-20.
So, what useful, informative, impactful book(s) do you think folks should add to their 2014 reading lists?
That’s what Michael Rosen says… What do you say?
UPDATE (Feb. 11, 2014): The winner of the drawing for a free copy of Donor-Centered Planned Gift Marketing is Pete Stroble, President of the British Transportation Museum (Ohio). For more information, click here.