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

Oregon by the Numbers

Key measures for Oregon and its counties (2020 edition)

By The Ford Family Foundation and Oregon State University Extension Service: This printed report, updated for 2020, assembles a suite of community measures and displays them in an easy-to-digest format including charts and infographics. It features compact county portraits for all 36 Oregon counties as well as... 141 pages. ©2020. | Available formats: Book

Our Towns

A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America

By James Fallows, Deborah Fallows: “Our Towns” chronicles the authors’ five-year journey across the United States in a small plane. The husband-wife team visits dozens of towns to explore the challenges facing the communities — from economic hardships to the scourge of... 417 pages. ©2018. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Sofia Valdez, Future Prez

By Andrea Beaty: This rhyming romp of a book carries an empowering message for kids: You can make a difference even if you're young. With diverse characters, engaging illustrations and a sense of humor, this tale of community improvement... 40 pages. ©2019. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook, Spanish

Strategic Planning Workbook for Nonprofit Organizations

By B. Barry of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation: This workbook guides you through five key planning steps and offers four different models to best suit your community’s situation. 117 pages. ©2005. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

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

What Matters

Investing in Results to Build Strong Vibrant Communities

By Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Nonprofit Finance Fund: This book features a collection of 56 essays by 80 leaders working on social programs, community development and other anti-poverty programs. Their collective message advocates for a shift toward outcomes-based funding of social... 493 pages. ©2017. | Available formats: Book

Winning Grants Step by Step

The Complete Workbook for Planning, Developing, and Writing Successful Proposals

By Tori O'Neal-McElrath: This hands-on, user-friendly workbook guides the user through the basic grantwriting process. It is modeled on creating proposals for program funding and can be adapated easily for general support and other proposals. The book... 128 pages. ©2013. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Worlds Apart

Poverty and Politics in Rural America

By Cynthia M. Duncan: When it was first published in 1999, Worlds Apart gave readers a glimpse of the nature of poverty through the stories of real people in three remote rural areas of the United States: New England, Appalachia, and the Mississippi Delta. In... 328 pages. ©2015. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook