A Resource List to Help You Develop and Strengthen Your Board
I have compiled this list from the many people who provided their favorite resources on non-profit boards in response to a query by Rabbi Yitzi on LinkedIn (the AFP group On Fundraising). Thank you to all of the contributors: Mark Hindle, Richart Sotto, Ken Turpen, Denise Sheppard, Michael Salsich, Rob Mitchell, Gail Perry, Mark McCampbell, Rachelle Nesta, Marie Beichert, Lisa Hoekstra, Jane B. Ford, Jesse Cohen, Susan Scalabrino, James W. Chesnut, Gregory Pierre Cox, Sarah R. Moore, Lisa Dibble, and Peter Hansen.
And thank you most of all to Rabbi Yitzi for posing the question.
Suggested Web Resources
Nonprofit Board Answer Book – Robert Andringna
The ABCs of Boards - Jean Block
The Board Book – Willian Bowen,
Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards – Richard P. Chait, William P. Ryan and Barbara E. Taylor
Governing for Results: A Director’s Guide to Good Governance – Mel D. Gill
Friendraising: Community Engagement Strategies for Boards Who Hate Fundraising But Love Making Friends – Hildy Gottleib
The Ultimate Board Member’s Book: A One Hour Guide for Nonprofit Board Members – Kay Sprinkel Grace
The Nonprofit Board’s Role in Mission, Planning and Evaluation – Kay Sprinkel Grace
Fundraising Mistakes that Bedevil All Boards (and Staffs too): A 1-Hour Guide to Identifying and Overcoming Obstacles to Your Success – Kay Sprinkel Grace
Board on Fire! Inspiring Leaders to Raise Money Joyfully – Susan Howlett
Boardroom Verities – Jerold Panas
Fired-Up Fundraising: Turn Board Passion into Action – Gail Perry
Big Gifts for Small Groups: A Board Member’s 1-hour Guide to Secure Gifts of $500 to $5,000 – Andy Robinson
Great Boards for Small Groups – Andy Robinson
The Nonprofit Secret – Jonathan Schick
Fundraising Superheroes, The Business Professional’s Guide to Nonprofit Board Service - Carol Weisman
Boards that Love Fundraising – Bob Zimmerman
Check out our review of another great book about fundraising: How to Connect With Donors and Double the Money You Raise by Thomas Wolf.
Also take a look at Raise More Money: Six Steps to Creating a Culture of Philanthropy. Note, this is a members only part of the site. Not a member yet? Join NOW.