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(1) The Nonprofit Outcomes Toolbox: A Complete Guide to Program Effectiveness, Performance Measurement, and Results

by Charity Navigator Consultant, Dr. Robert M. Penna

This book, with a Foreword by Charity Navigator's President & CEO, Ken Berger,  is an invaluable guide to the outcome-based tools needed to help nonprofit organizations increase their effectiveness.

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"the Encyclopedia of Outcomes" ~Debra Natenshon, CEO, The Center for What Works

"The essence of what you need to know about managing with outcomes." ~Dr. Len Bickman, Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and Public Policy, Associate Dean for Research, Director Center for Evaluation and Program Improvement, Vanderbilt University

"A well-done tutorial on outcome use and assessment" ~ Mario Morino, Co-founder and Chairman, Venture Philanthropy Partners

"What makes this such an amazing document is its depth and comprehensiveness. There's just an extraordinary amount of information here." ~ Jacob Harold, Program Officer, Philanthropy Program, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

"The Outcomes Toolbox takes outcome funding a quantum leap forward. Penna has created a simple, easy-to-use and easy-to-understand roadmap for organizations committed to becoming more effective and sustainable." ~ Alan Sorkin, President, Social Venture Partners International

"Penna has laid out the landscape in a far more comprehensive way than anyone else has to date." ~Dr. Barry Kibel, author of Journey Mapping andCo-Director, SEED 

"An outstanding resource for funders and nonprofits that need to build their capacity to understand the language of outcomes, the measurement of outcomes, the use of outcomes information"~ Dr. Abe Wandersman, co-author of the Getting to Outcomes model, University of South Carolina

"Penna has pulled it all together and provided an enormously useful overview." ~Michael E. Clark, President, Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York  

"This is an incredible work?the information just keeps on coming.  It does not disappoint." ~Keith Pickett, Executive Director, Family and Children?s Services of the Capital Region



(2) You and Your Nonprofit: Practical Advice and Tips from the CharityChannel Professional Community

Edited by Norman Olshansky and Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE
Contributing Author, Ken Berger, President & CEO of Charity Navigator

CharityChannel Press, 2011, 490 Pages  BUY IT NOW

This book has been written for those who want to learn more about the nonprofit sector or improve their knowledge and skills related to nonprofit leadership, management and fundraising. Peer-reviewed articles selected for inclusion in this book have been contributed by nationally known experts within the nonprofit sector.

You and Your Nonprofit:

  • Explores planning issues that are often a challenge to nonprofit organizations.

  • Provides models for improvement of management, governance and leadership.

  • Presents best practices related to the science and art of fundraising.

  • Addresses many of the day-to-day issues that confront nonprofit leaders and professionals.

  • Provides practical and replicable problem-solving suggestions.



(3) Work on Purpose!

By Lara Galinsky and Kelly Nuxoll
Foreword by Lance Armstrong and Doug Ulman of LIVESTRONG
Afterword by Geoffrey Canada of Harlem Children?s Zone

"I want a meaningful career ? not just a job. But how do I get there?" If that sounds like you, then the new book, Work on Purpose!, is for you! Published by Echoing Green, Work on Purpose tells the stories of five changemakers and their journeys from struggle and uncertainty to significance and success. Through these true-life narratives, Work on Purpose offers its readers a simple?yet powerful?framework: heart + head = hustle. In other words, personal fulfillment and societal impact are the result of aligning passion and talents.

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(4) Working Hard and Working Well

By David E. K. Hunter

Working Hard?and Working Well gives away David Hunter?s secret recipe for his renowned tough-love workshops that have sparked transformation for many of the country?s top nonprofit organizations. A sleeves-rolled-up companion to the 2011 book Leap of Reason, the book is a resolutely practical guide to developing the discipline and culture of performance management. Hunter decodes and defangs performance management, providing history, context, guidance, exercises, and tools for those who wish to move their organizations toward high performance but don?t know how to go about doing so.


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