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Helpful Resources

I love books and learning. For that reason, my library is always growing and my recommendations are ever expanding. What’s below is only a partial list of some of my favorites, as space does not permit a complete list. If you’re looking for something in particular, please feel free to contact me. I’m always happy to help find just the right resource for your situation.


Books on Leadership

  • Strengths-Based Leadership
    by Tom Rath & Barry Conchie
  • The Speed of Trust
    by Stephen M. R. Covey
  • Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
    by Daniel Pink
  • First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently
    by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman
  • Developing the Leader Within You
    by John C. Maxwell
  • Women in Business: The Changing Face of Leadership
    by Werhane, Posig, Gundry, Ofstein, and Powell
  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Leap and Others Don’t
    by Jim Collins
  • The Leadership Challenge
    by James Kouzes
  • Never Check Email in the Morning — And Other Unexpected Strategies for Making Your Life Work
    by Julie Morgenstern
  • The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels
    by Michael Watkins
  • The Full Power of Engagement: Managing Energy Not Time is the Key To High Performance and Personal Renewal
    by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz

Studies/Surveys/Articles on Executive Coaching of Nonprofit Leaders, Nonprofit Leadership and Nonprofit Capacity-Building

Organizational Development

Organizational development is the planned development and reinforcement of organizational strategies, structures, and processes for improving an organization’s effectiveness. (Cummings and Worley, “Organization Development and Change”, Sixth Edition, South-Western Publishing, 1997).  Below are some valuable resources on related issues.

  • Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability
    by Jeanne Bell & Jan Masaoka
  • Banishing Burnout: Six Strategies for Improving Your Relationship with Work
    by Michael Leiter and Christina Maslach
  • Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations: A Practical Guide and Workbook
    by Michael Allison and Jude Kaye
  • The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork: Embrace Them and Empower Your Team
    by John C. Maxwell
  • Retaining Your Best People
    by Harvard Business School Press
  • Time Management: Increase Your Personal Productivity and Effectiveness
    by Harvard Business Essentials
  • Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes
    by William Bridges
  • The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals
    by Chris McChesney & Sean Covey

Nonprofit Management

Books & Articles

  • Forces for Good
    by Leslie R. Crutchfield and Heather McLeod Grant
  • Fundraising for Social Change
    by Kim Klein
  • The Nonprofit Membership Toolkit
    by Ellis M.M. Robinson
  • Managing the Nonprofit Organization
    by Peter F. Drucker
  • Zeroing In On Impact
    by Susan Colby, Nan Stone, & Paul Carttar
  • Creating High-Impact Nonprofits
    by Heather McLeod Grant & Leslie R. Crutchfield

National organizations providing valuable resources to nonprofit organizations

  • CompassPoint
    CompassPoint Nonprofit Services is a consulting, research, and training organization providing nonprofits with management tools, strategies, and resources to lead change in their communities.
  • Free Management Library
    An integrated online library for nonprofits and for profits.
  • BoardSource
    The premiere voice of nonprofit governance, dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations by strengthening their boards of directors.
  • Nonprofit Services Center
    Addresses the needs of regional nonprofit organizations by providing access to a continuum of  education, training, and technical assistance.