How to Make Your Community's Economy Sizzle

A Handbook for Reshaping Your Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and Creating Jobs in the Process

By Jim Schell: This book will help you reshape your community’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Author Jim Schell, an entrepreneur himself, covers how to build an environment for entrepreneurs to succeed and create jobs. You’ll learn how to find the... 92 pages. ©2017. | Available formats: Book

How to Raise $500 to $5000 from Almost Anyone

By Andy Robinson: Billed as a “1-hour guide,” this book teaches readers how to effectively ask for money and handle being told “no.” 109 pages. ©2011. | Available formats: Book

I Love You Rituals

By Becky A. Bailey, Ph.D: This book delivers more than 70 delightful rhymes and games for parents, teachers and caregivers to do with children that support healthy relationships and development. The games are geared for infants through age eight. The rituals are... 208 pages. ©2000. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Indian Givers

How Native Americans Transformed the World

By Jack Weatherford: Author Jack Weatherford, an anthropologist, traces the crucial contributions made by Native Americans to our federal system of government, our democratic institutions, modern medicine, agriculture, architecture, ecology and more. This... 351 pages. ©2010. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook

Local Dollars, Local Sense

By Michael Shuman: Michael Shuman explains how moving your money from Wall Street to Main Street is a sound business decision –– not just for the investor, but for the future and vitality of our communities. 249 pages. ©2012. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Made to Stick

Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

By Chip Heath and Dan Heath: Effective leaders need to be effective communicators. This book examines the principles of “sticky” (the art of making ideas memorable). It’s an easy read packed with examples—both successes and failures from serious to... 291 pages. ©2007. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook, Spanish

Make the Impossible Possible

One Man's Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary

By Bill Strickland: This inspirational book showcases the lessons learned by Bill Strickland as he worked with disadvantaged children and adults in Pittsburgh, Penn., through the jobs training center and community arts program he founded. “I’m not a... 204 pages. ©2009. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Mentoring for Meaningful Results

Asset-building Tips, Tools, and Activities for Youth and Adults

By Kristi Probst: Thinking of starting a new mentoring program or breathing life into an old one? More than 50 reproducible materials provide program leaders with ready-made tools. 120 pages. ©2006. | Available formats: Book

Nonprofit Sustainability

Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability

By Jeanne Bell, et. al.: This book makes the case that nonprofits must operate more like businesses and takes you through the essential steps. Includes a wealth of tables and charts. 191 pages. ©2010. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Not Quite Adults

Why 20-Somethings are Choosing a Slower Path to Adulthood and Why It’s Good for Everyone

By Richard Settersten and Barbara E. Ray: Eight years of research help paint a portrait of a generation that’s making a slower, more calculated transition into adulthood — with results that benefit all. A review of this book is available. 239 pages. ©2010. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook