The Budget-Building Book for Nonprofits

A Step-by-Step Guide for Managers and Boards

By M. Dropkin, et al.: Practical guidance on developing and implementing budgets for nonprofit organizations. Offers advice about every phase of the process and includes resources for documenting and reporting. 200 pages. ©2007. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

The Deepest Well

Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity

By Nadine Burke Harris M.D.: This book looks at how childhood stress can lead to lifelong health problems and what we can do about it. The author delivers both scientific insight, including the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study, and moving... 251 pages. ©2018. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook

The Local Economy Solution

How Innovative, Self-Financing "Pollinator" Enterprises Can Grow Jobs and Prosperity

By Michael Shuman: Growing evidence has proven that economic development's current cornerstone — incentives to attract large businesses — is a dead end. This book suggests an alternative approach: nurture a new generation of enterprises that help local... 248 pages. ©2015. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

The New Jim Crow

Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

By Michelle Alexander: This well-researched history of modern mass incarceration in the United States has become a classic in the racial justice literature. The author's background as a legal scholar contributes to the delivery of a profound and often disturbing... 336 pages. ©2012. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

The Nurture Effect

How the Science of Human Behavior Can Improve Our Lives and Our World

By Anthony Biglan PhD: A fascinating look at how nurturing environments can increase people’s well-being in virtually every aspect of our society — from early childhood education to corporate practices. The author, a research psychologist in Oregon, is one of... 252 pages. ©2015. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

The Purpose of Boys

Helping Our Sons Find Meaning, Significance, and Direction in Their Lives

By Michael Gurian: Gurian reveals how important purpose is for the success and happiness of boys and explains how a boy’s core personality, nature and genetic predisposition function to create both strengths and weaknesses in his ... 264 pages. ©2010. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

The Read-Aloud Handbook

By Jim Trelease: Effective early childhood development is an essential component in raising successful kids, and teaching young children to love reading is a great way to start. Get practical suggestions to help you integrate reading... 358 pages. ©2019. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

The Small-Mart Revolution

How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition

By Michael Shuman: The author makes an engaging case for why supporting small business makes good economic sense and is the only real long-term solution for the health of our communities and our nation. 285 pages. ©2007. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

The Town That Food Saved

How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food

By Ben Hewitt: For a group of young agri-businessmen in a small Vermont town, buying local could be a ticket to economic stability. The book describes their efforts to nurture a healthy local food system, which has drawn national... 256 pages. ©2010. | Available formats: Kindle eBook

Trauma Stewardship

An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others

By Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky: A practical book that addresses compassion fatigue. The author, a trauma social worker and educator, helps others who work in the trauma field find balance and ways to sustain themselves. Readers are gently guided along a path of... 264 pages. ©2009. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook