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

Do What You Are

Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type

By Paul D. Tieger, Barbara Barron, Kelly Tieger: Useful for anyone seeking a meaningful career and especially young people. Readers determine their Personality Type, then identify occupations popular with each Type. The book offers each Type’s work-related strengths and weaknesses. Read... 432 pages. ©2014. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making

Third Edition

By Sam Kaner: Meetings should be much more than merely an occasion for solving a problem. Every meeting is also an opportunity to build the capacity of the group. This book guides readers through the struggle and the satisfaction of creating effective... 432 pages. ©2014. | Available formats: Book

Financial Leadership for Nonprofit Executives

Guiding Your Organization to Long-term Success

By Jeanne Bell and Elizabeth Schaffer: You don't have to be a trained accountant or have an MBA to be a financial leader. This useful guide makes the process understandable and doable. You'll find clear, logical steps to learn how to get accurate financial data-in a format you... 134 pages. ©2005. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Fundraising for the Long Haul

By Kim Klein: A straight-forward guide to sustaining a long-term commitment to social change, no matter how understaffed or underfunded the organization. 161 pages. ©2000. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Getting to YES

Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

By Roger Fisher and William Ury: A guide to negotiation from members of the Harvard Negotiation Project. This book offers a strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements.  240 pages. ©2011. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook

Great Boards for Small Groups

A One- Hour Guide to Governing a Growing Nonprofit

By Andy Robinson: A nonprofit’s governing body can spell the difference between a great organization and one that struggles. In simple steps, Robinson lays out what it takes to make a board great. 110 pages. ©2006. | Available formats: Book

How Children Succeed

Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

By Paul Tough: Character, not smarts, makes children successful, argues Paul Tough. The good news is that character can be taught. He tells us how in a series of real-life examples. 231 pages. ©2012. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

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, Kindle eBook

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