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

Caste

The Origins of Our Discontents

By Isabel Wilkerson: The word "caste" is a term Americans generally associate with other countries. Author Isabel Wilkerson uses the concept to help readers gain new insight into how some of the deepest injustices in our own nation have come to be. Race is... 496 pages. ©2020. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, 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 Compassionate Kids

Essential Conversations to Have with Young Children

By Shauna Tominey: Selected as a “Favorite Book for Parents in 2019” by Greater Good magazine, this book provides parents with a framework for using conversations that help their children become caring people. Each chapter focuses on a... 270 pages. ©2019. | 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

Difficult Conversations

How to Discuss What Matters Most

By Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen: This book, filled with examples, walks you through a step-by-step approach to conducting the toughest conversations with less stress and more success. A New York Times Business Best Seller. 250 pages. ©2010. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook