Books

Books


by John Carver (Author)

Boards That Make a Difference: A New Design for Leadership in Nonprofit and Public Organizations

In this revised and updated third edition, Carver continues to debunk the entrenched beliefs and habits that hobble boards and to replace them with his innovative approach to effective governance. This proven model offers an empowering and fundamental redesign of the board role and emphasizes values, vision, empowerment of both the board and staff, and strategic ability to lead leaders.Read More


by Frederick D. Lipman, L.Keith Lipman

Corporate Governance Best Practices: Strategies for Public, Private, and Not-for-Profit Organizations

This thorough and thoughtful guidebook on governance provides a comprehensive approach to best corporate governance practices for all organizations, which is current and practical. Directors and corporate governance personnel of public, private, and not-for-profit organizations must read this book.

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By Richard;R. Chait, William P. Ryan, Barbara E. Taylor

Governance as Leadership – Re-framing the Work of Nonprofit Boards

A new framework for helping nonprofit organizations maximize the effectiveness of their boards.

Written by noted consultants and researchers attuned to the needs of practitioners, Governance as Leadership redefines nonprofit governance. It provides a powerful framework for a new covenant between trustees and executives: more macro-governance in exchange for less micromanagement.

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By Candace Widmer, Susan Houchin

The Art of Trusteeship: The Nonprofit Board Members Guide to Effective Governance 1st Edition

The well-being of any nonprofit organization rests first with its volunteer board of directors. This book offers board members the guidance they need to successfully govern their organizations–no matter what type or size of nonprofit they may lead.

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By Beth Gazley, Katha Kissman

Transformational Governance

There has never been so much pressure on nonprofit boards of directors to achieve a level of accountability that meets public and stakeholder expectations. Member-serving association boards may be especially challenged by their more complex affiliate structures and a greater emphasis on representative governance. But what does the journey to good governance look like?

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By Richard Perry (Author), Jeff Schreifels (Author)

It’s Not Just about the Money

Are you searching for the next big idea in fundraising to help your organization soar? It’s actually right under your nose in your database. Major Donors. Right here, right now, you have the donors who have the capacity to give five, six, and yes, seven figure gifts. This book tells you how to find them, and what to do once you have them. Richard Perry and Jeff Schreifels tell you everything you need to do to take your organization to a new level of performance in major gifts.

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By Marc J Epstein & Adriana Rejc Buhovac

Making Sustainability Work, 2nd Ed.

Most companies today have some commitment to corporate social responsibility, but implementing these initiatives can be particularly challenging. While a lot has been written on ethical and strategic factors, there is still a dearth of information on the practical nuts and bolts. And whereas with most other organizational initiatives the sole objective is improved financial performance, sustainability broadens the focus to include social and environmental performance, which is much more difficult to measure.

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By Marc J. Epstein and Kristi Yuthus

Measuring & Improving Social Impact. A guide for Non-profits, Companies & Impact Investors

The world is beset with enormous problems. And as a nonprofit, NGO, foundation, impact investor, or socially responsible company, your organization is on a mission to solve them.
But what exactly should you do? And how will you know whether it’s working? Too many people assume that good intentions will result in meaningful actions and leave it at that. But thanks to Marc Epstein and Kristi Yuthas, social impact can now be evaluated with the same kind of precision achieved for any other organizational function.

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By Pikka Val Kama

Organizational Innovation in Public Services – Forms and Governance

In the wake of the economic crisis, many public services are facing a challenging environment in which they receive less funding but are expected to deliver better services. Organizational Innovation in Public Services develops new theoretical models and analyses case studies to provide an important insight into how to modernize public services.


By Judith Rodin, Margot Brandenburg

The Power of Impact Investing

A new wave of investors is using impact investing to address some of the greatest challenges of our time—from climate change and water scarcity to lack of access to health care, education, and affordable housing—with the intention of also generating a financial return.

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