Be Quiet, Be Heard

The Paradox of Persuasion

By Susan R. and Peter A. Glaser: An easy-to-read guide to managing business, family and relationship conflicts. The book teaches concrete skills for a wide range of communication challenges. 187 pages. ©2006. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Better Together

Restoring the American Community

By Robert D. Putnam and Lewis M. Feldstein: The author of the bestseller Bowling Alone and a colleague offer readers inspirational tales about the successful building of social capital. A review of this book is available. 318 pages. ©2003. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Blue Zones

Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest

By Dan Buettner: With the right lifestyle, experts say, chances are that you may live up to a decade longer. What’s the prescription for success? The author has traveled the world to uncover the best strategies for longevity found in the Blue Zones:... 320 pages. ©2010. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Bookkeeping Basics

What Every Nonprofit Bookkeeper Needs to Know

By Debra L. Ruegg, et al.: Written in plain English, this book provides easy instructions and forms to meet bookkeeping requirements. 113 pages. ©2006. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Bowling Alone

The Collapse and Revival of American Community

By Robert D. Putnam: In this alarming study, Putnam charts the deterioration of the organized ways in which people relate to one another in the United States. He concludes with a set of potential solutions, such as community-service... 541 pages. ©2000. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Collaboration Handbook

Creating, Sustaining and Enjoying the Journey

By M. Winer and K. Ray of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation: Based on extensive research of “what works” in collaborative efforts. Provides alternative approaches, success factors and a step-by-step guide to collaboration. 178 pages. ©1994. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Collective Visioning

How Groups Can Work Together for a Just and Sustainable Future

By Linda Stout: This book teaches readers how to create a vision of what they want the world to look like, and then how to work together to make it happen. 198 pages. ©2007. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Community Building: What Makes It Work

A Review of Factors Influencing Successful Community Building

By Paul Mattessich, Ph.D and Barbara Monsey, M.P.H.: This practical guide shows you what really does (and doesn't) contribute to community building success. It reveals 28 keys to help you build community more effectively. Use it to find out what community characteristics contribute to... 99 pages. ©1997. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Creating Innovators

The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World

By Tony Wagner: This book offers a strong argument for developing an innovation-driven economy. Wagner looks in depth at what we all — parents, employers, teachers — must do to encourage our youngest citizens to be creative, a... 288 pages. ©2012. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Dealing with People You Can’t Stand

How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst

By Rick Kirschner and Rick Brinkman:  Whether you’re dealing with a coworker trying to take credit for your work or a family member who knows no personal bounds, this book gives you the tools to bring out the best in people at their worst. 288 pages. ©2012. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook