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Learn more about nonprofit management by exploring some of these resources:
Books Available in the Asher Library
- Charity, Philanthropy, and Civility in American History. Lawrence J. Friedman and Mark D. McGarvie, Eds.v Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
- Generating and Sustaining Nonprofit Earned Income: A Guide to Successful Enterprise Strategies. Sharon M. Oster, Cynthia W. Massarsky, and Samantha L. Beinhacker, Eds. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2004.
- Ahern, Tom and Simone P. Joyaux. Keep Your Donors: The Guide to Better Communication and Stronger Relationships. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley and Sons, 2008.
- Bell, Jeane, Jan Masaoka, and Steve Zimmerman. Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Sustainability. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010.
- Dropkin, Murray and Bill LaTouche. The Budget-Building Book for Nonprofits: A Step-by-Step Guide for Nonprofit Managers and Boards. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1998.
- Grobman, Gary M.An Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector: A Practical Approach for the 21st Century. Harrisburg, PA: White Hat Communications, 2004.
- Klein, Kim. Fundraising for Social Change. Inverness, Calif.: Chardon Press, 1994.
- Seltzer, Michael. Securing Your Organization's Future: A Complete Guide to Fundraising Strategies. New York: Foundation Center, 2001.
- Siegel, Jack B. A Desktop Guide for Nonprofit Directors, Officers, and Advisors: Avoiding Trouble While Doing Good. Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2006.
- Smith, David Horton. A Dictionary of Nonprofit Terms and Concepts. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006.
- Stevens, Susan Kenny. Nonprofit Lifecycles: Stage-Based Wisdom for Nonprofit Capacity. (2nd Ed.). Wayzata, MN : Stagewise Enterprises, 2008.
Periodicals Available in the Asher Library
- Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
- Nonprofit Management and Leadership
- The Nonprofit Quarterly
- Non-Profit Times
- Stanford Social Innovation Review
Spertus Digital Resources
- Michael Kaiser and Arts in Chicago — See video from an October 28, 2010 lecture and discussion at Spertus by Michael Kaiser, president of the Kennedy Center. In this program, presented with the MacArthur Foundation and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Mr. Kaiser shares what he learned during his 50-state tour in this time of economic crisis. Although geared toward arts organizations, applicable to all nonprofits.
- Chicago Nonprofit — Local networking resources for nonprofits.
- Donor’s Forum Library — The Midwest's largest collection of resources on philanthropy, and the second largest in the nation. Open to the public during business hours.
- Foundation Center: Links to Nonprofit Resources including philanthropy, fundraising, technology, and more.
- Nonprofit Guides— Free Web-based grant-writing tools for non-profit organizations, charitable, educational, public organizations, and other community-minded groups.