Curious what nonprofit leaders are reading this summer?


“One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.” ― Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle

Can’t decide what book to throw in your pool bag this summer? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Here are some recommendations from nonprofit leaders taking advantage of the extra time in the sun to gain a few insights about running their organizations, becoming better leaders, and harnessing the power of community.

The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership: A New Paradigm for Sustainable Success

Recommended by Julie Falk @BitchMedia

Thinking about leadership this summer? Soak up decades worth of insights from CEOs and leaders who have figured it out.

The Social Citizen: Peer Networks and Political Behavior

Recommended by Monika Johnson @unausa

“I’m investigating the ways people make decisions about politics so we can better inform our ladder of engagement.” — Monika Johnson

Connecting to Change the World: Harnessing the Power of Networks for Social Impact

Recommended by Taylor Jo Isenberg @rooseveltinst

“Doing more with less” is a phrase many social impact organizations are familiar with these days. Learn practical tips around how a network-centric approach can help increase your impact.

Managing to Change the World: The Nonprofit Manager’s Guide to Getting Results

Recommended by Michele Gielis @MothersOutFront

“It’s very useful for thinking about the structure of the work we do.” — Michele Gielis

Primal Leadership: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence

Recommended by Hilary Doe @NationBuilder

Learn how driving emotions is really at the center of any organization’s success, and the true testament of good leadership.

The Pollyanna Principles: Reinventing “Nonprofit Organizations” to Create the Future of Our World

Recommended by Julie Falk @BitchMedia

Everything you need to know about creating an effective organization from “governance to resource development.”

The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution

Recommended by Sally Greenberg @ncl_tweets

Trying to start your own revolution this summer? Learn a few tips from these tried and true crusaders.

When I stop talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead: Useful Stories from a Persuasive Man

Recommended by David Goodwin@thepayitforward

“If you’re looking to grow your Board of Directors or reach a new prospect, this book will give advice on how to reach people. If you are looking for inspiration and creativity, this book is that too.” -David Goodwin

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