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The Unfinished Social Entrepreneur

The Unfinished Social Entrepreneur

December 11, 2017
Jonathan C. Lewis : Red Press Publishing, 2017)

Intended as a guide for current and would-be social entrepreneurs, the book outlines twenty-one themes that Lewis believes are essential values for anyone thinking about jumping into, or currently working in, the social entrepreneurship space....

Engine of Impact: Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector

Engine of Impact: Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector

December 4, 2017
Kim Starkey Jonker, William F. Meehan III (Stanford, California: Stanford Business Books, 2017)

William F. Meehan III, director emeritus of McKinsey & Company, and Kim Starkey Jonker, president and CEO of King Philanthropies, argue that in the coming "Impact Era," nonprofits will have to "earn the right to expand [their] role and maximize [their] impact"....

Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors Are Revolutionizing Giving

Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors Are Revolutionizing Giving

November 28, 2017
Michael Moody, Sharna Goldseker (Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wylie & Sons, 2017)

The authors believe that next-gen donors will create greater impact than earlier generations — in part because they are more invested in using new tools to effect meaningful, lasting change....

The Clean Money Revolution: Reinventing Power, Purpose, and Capitalism

The Clean Money Revolution: Reinventing Power, Purpose, and Capitalism

October 26, 2017
Joel Solomon, Tyee Bridge (Gabriola Island, British Columbia: New Society Publishers, 2017)

According to reviewer Stephen Payne, Joel Solomon's memoir-cum-manifesto about the importance of taking "a mission-based" approach to finance and investment is well intentioned but has some blind spots....

The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age

The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age

May 5, 2017
David Callahan (New York, New York: Knopf, 2017)

Inside Philanthropy founder David Callahan examines the philanthropic landscape in the opening decades of the twenty-first century while opening a window on how today's economic winners are using philanthropy to convert wealth into power....

Just Change: How to Collaborate for Lasting Impact

Just Change: How to Collaborate for Lasting Impact

April 21, 2017
Tynesia Boyea-Robinson (Charleston, South Carolina: Advantage, 2016)

Tynesia Boyea-Robinson, chief impact officer at Living Cities, draws on her experience in both the private and social sectors to shares strategies she's found to be effective for changing how we think about and create change....

The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact Without Burnout

The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact Without Burnout

November 14, 2016
Aliza Sherman, Beth Kanter (Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley, 2016)

In their new book, nonprofit tech pioneers and social media experts Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman argue that self-care is a critical aspect of any nonprofit professional's job, especially if he or she is engaged in mission-based social change work....

What Universities Can Be: A New Model for Preparing Students for Active Concerned Citizenship and Ethical Leadership

What Universities Can Be: A New Model for Preparing Students for Active Concerned Citizenship and Ethical Leadership

October 25, 2016
Robert J. Sternberg (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 2016)

For the university administrator seeking insight and hard-won wisdom from a respected colleague, Cornell University professor Robert J. Sternberg's new book is worth the time. But for the lay reader interested in the subject, there are more engaging and enjoyable books out there, says our reviewer, Michael Weston-Murphy....