Books About Nonprofits & Influence
Charity Case: How the Nonprofit Community Can Stand Up For Itself and Really Change the World
by Dan Pallotta
Virtually everything our society has been taught about charity is backwards. We deny the social sector the ability to grow because of our short-sighted demand that it send every short-term dollar into direct services. Yet if the sector cannot grow, it can never match the scale of our great social problems. In the face of this dilemma, the sector has remained silent, defenseless, and disorganized. In Charity Case, Pallotta proposes a visionary solution: a Charity Defense Council to re-educate the public and give charities the freedom they need to solve our most pressing social issues.
The Non-Profit Narrative
by Dan Portnoy
The Non-Profit Narrative is designed to help non-profits apply storytelling principles to their day-to-day operations and communications for maximum impact. Utilizing the idea that all organizations have great stories to tell, Dan Portnoy encourages non-profits to interpret fundraising and engagement from the perspective of storytelling. This proven process has helped non-profits raise millions of dollars, attract donors and make a profound impact on their cause.
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
by Malcom Gladwell
The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate. This widely acclaimed bestseller, in which Malcolm Gladwell explores and brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon, is already changing the way people throughout the world think about selling products and disseminating ideas.