The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Books http://philanthropy.com/section/Books/207/ Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:49:16 EDT <![CDATA[New Books Offer Tips for Data-Driven Fundraising; a Nun’s Tales of Activism]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/147113/ http://philanthropy.com/article/New-Books-Offer-Tips-for/147113/ Nonprofits get advice on how to hire people who can analyze information and get inspiration from a proven advocate.

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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Book Briefings: A Guide to Impact Investing and an Activist’s Memoir]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/146597/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Book-Briefings-A-Guide-to/146597/ Investments foundations can make to generate financial returns and advance their missions, and lessons learned in running a charity and traveling through poor countries.

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Sun, 18 May 2014 19:30:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Don’t Forget Longtime Donors While Looking for New Ones]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/145147/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Don-t-Forget-Longtime-Donors/145147/ Deborah Kaplan Polivy says fundraisers need to put a lot more energy into seeking out women and young people to join the giving ranks.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Video: Why Ending Global Poverty Isn't Easy]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144729/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Video-Why-Ending-Global/144729/ View a video discussion with Chronicle columnists at the Hudson Institute focused on Nina Munk's new book about the economist Jeffrey Sachs and his work in Africa.

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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Nonprofits Need to Think Like Businesses to Raise Money From Them, Says Author]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/144583/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-Need-to-Think-Like/144583/ Too many nonprofits fail to see how their interests can be made to align with those of businesses, writes the fundraising consultant Joe Waters in a new book.

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Sun, 09 Feb 2014 19:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[2013 Highlights: The Year in Books]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143689/ http://philanthropy.com/article/2013-Highlights-The-Year-in/143689/ Books released this year examine what donors want from fundraisers, new economic research on giving behavior, what's wrong with America's charity system, and much more. Here's a guide to the best ones to put on your reading list.

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Thu, 26 Dec 2013 00:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Branding Can Help Clarify Mission and Attract Donors, Say Authors]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/143397/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Branding-Can-Help-Clarify/143397/ Despite resistance by some nonprofits, a new book describes how branding can be a powerful tool when it's part of an organization's strategic planning.

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Sun, 08 Dec 2013 09:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[All Staff Members, Including the Janitor, Should Help With Fundraising, Says Expert]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/142743/ http://philanthropy.com/article/All-Staff-Members-Including/142743/ In The Nonprofit Fundraising Solution, Laurence Pagnoni stresses the importance of building passion for mission at all levels of the organization.

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Sun, 03 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Philanthropists Should Limit Their Focus to Causes They Understand, Buffetts Say]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/142399/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Philanthropists-Should-Limit/142399/ In their new book Forty Chances, Howard G. Buffett and his son discuss what worries them about giving and their concerns as both farmers and donors about society's failure to feed the poor adequately.

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Sun, 20 Oct 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[To Communicate Better, Think Like a Donor]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/142061/ http://philanthropy.com/article/To-Communicate-Better-Think/142061/ The author of a new book on "content marketing" says it's important to understand what motivates donors so they will keep on giving.

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Sun, 06 Oct 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Hardships and Lessons of Work in Poor Countries]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141723/ http://philanthropy.com/article/The-HardshipsLessons-of/141723/ In a new book, Jim Ziolkowski tells about leaving a fast-track career path to create BuildOn, a charity that works with young people to construct schools.

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Sun, 22 Sep 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Tackling Big Questions That Puzzle Nonprofits]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141745/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Tackling-Big-Questions-That/141745/ Economists Uri Gneezy and John List examine ways to curb problems like gun violence, obesity, and discrimination.

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Sun, 22 Sep 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Do Work That Donors Like, Don’t Cut Programs, Says Arts Leader]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/141437/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Do-Work-That-Donors-Like/141437/ In a new book, the chairman of the Kennedy Center says arts groups and others need to build "families" of dedicated supporters to survive tough times.

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Sun, 08 Sep 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Suburban Poverty Poses Nonprofit Challenge]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/140983/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Suburban-Poverty-Poses/140983/ In a new book, two Brookings Institution scholars focus on the ways charities and foundations can work to deal with a problem they say has long been ignored.

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Sun, 11 Aug 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How Robin Hood Fund Uses Data in Grant Making]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/139759/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-Robin-Hood-Fund-Uses-Data/139759/ Two economists who have led the foundation's efforts have written a book to help other donors use tougher standards of cost-effectiveness to judge the value of charity programs.

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Sun, 16 Jun 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[How a Scrappy Literacy Charity Met Ambitious Goal 5 Years Early]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/139323/ http://philanthropy.com/article/How-a-Scrappy-Literacy-Charity/139323/ Room to Read founder John Wood says his charity's goal is to reach 10 million children by 2015 by using creative ways to get publicity.

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Sun, 19 May 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Lessons on Fundraising From a Sales Expert]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138617/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Lessons-on-Fundraising-From-a/138617/ Daniel Pink, author of To Sell is Human, says successful salespeople and fundraisers know how to find common ground.

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Sun, 21 Apr 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[As Wealth Spreads Around the World, So Do Opportunities for Fundraisers]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/138311/ http://philanthropy.com/article/As-Wealth-Spreads-Around-the/138311/ Penelope Cagney, who with Bernard Ross has written a new book on global fundraising, urges development officers to learn a second language and keep up on international affairs.

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Sun, 07 Apr 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Inequality in America Is Difficult to Reconcile, Says Author]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/137773/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Inequality-in-America-Is/137773/ In The Good Rich and What They Cost Us, Robert Dalzell, Jr., a historian, examines key figures in philanthropy in the past century.

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Sun, 10 Mar 2013 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Why Nonprofit Advocates Should Be Street Fighters]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/137167/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Why-Nonprofit-Advocates-Should/137167/ Ilir Zherka, head of the National Conference on Citizenship, has written a new book called "Winning the Inside Game" to show charities how to push public policy.

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Sun, 10 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Development Groups Fail to Put Communities First, Says Former Aid Worker]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/136573/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Development-Groups-Fail-to-Put/136573/ In a new book, Tori Hogan says humanitarian programs are plagued by poor management.

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Sun, 13 Jan 2013 12:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[What I Read: Fundraising Leader Turns to Classics and Poetry]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/136008/ http://philanthropy.com/article/What-I-Read-Fundraising/136008/ Andrew Watt, chief executive of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, says that poetry, like music, helps him get away from his surroundings.

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Sun, 02 Dec 2012 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Demands by Foundations and Watchdogs Waste Resources, Says Donor Adviser]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/135648/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Demands-by-Foundations-and/135648/ Caroline Fiennes, author of It Ain't What You Give, It's the Way You Give It, says philanthropy should borrow techniques from the medical field to figure out what works and what doesn't.

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Sun, 11 Nov 2012 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Environmental Leader Reads for Information and Calm]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/135682/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Environmental-Leader-Reads-for/135682/ Mark Tercek says his iPad is filled with books on the environment and the economy as well as detective fiction and meditation lessons so he can deal with the stress of running a big nonprofit.

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Sun, 11 Nov 2012 13:00:00 EST
<![CDATA[Fear of Lobbying Makes Charities Less Influential]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/135370/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Fear-of-Lobbying-Makes/135370/ Pat Libby, editor of the Lobbying Strategy Handbook, says too many charities don't understand their legal rights to sway policy makers.

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Sun, 28 Oct 2012 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Tribute to Unexpected Nonprofit Heroes Aims to Help Worthy Causes]]> http://philanthropy.com/article/article-content/135326/ http://philanthropy.com/article/Tribute-to-Unexpected/135326/ A new coffee-table book puts the spotlight on 50 people who never thought they would found a charity.

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Sun, 28 Oct 2012 13:00:00 EDT