Newly Available Books at the Grants & Foundation Center

Check out these new nonprofit sector reads, available at the Grants and Foundation Center, at the St. Louis Public Library Central Branch – and, don’t miss the Nonprofit Reads Discussion Group, which meets next Tues. April 23 from noon – 1pm. Bring your lunch for an informal discussion on A Chronicle of Philanthropy (6/28/12) article about Millennials’ philanthropic involvement,– “Lots of Well-Educated Young Adults Give—but Sums Are Small”.  Email the Grants and Foundation Center at [email protected] for more information.
Almost Worthy, the poor, paupers and the science of charity in America, 1877-1917 by Brent Ruswick, Indiana University Press, 2013, recounts how “scientific “ charity reformers changed public views toward poverty and the poor during a 40-year era of social change. Especially for history, sociology and social justice buffs.
Everything Nonprofit Toolkit by Jim Goettler, with CD, Adams Media, 2012, Details for beginners about starting and running a nonprofit.
Hearts on Fire, stories of today’s visionaries igniting idealism into action, by Jill W. Iscol, Random House, Trade, 2012, Twelve brief bios of people who turned their dreams for social justice in the U.S. and around the world into reality. Each profile lists other supportive NGO’s for their cause.
How Nonprofits Work: Case Studies in Nonprofit Organizations by Grace Budrys, Rowan Littlefield, 2013, a readable, sociological presentation of the nonprofit sector, challenges and successes of various organizations.
Money for the Cause, a complete guide to event fundraising by Rudolph A. Rosen, Texas A&M Press, 2012, clear, comprehensive directions for raising money with events—covers both basics and nuances for successful events.
National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations 27th ed, Gale Cengage Learning, 2012, completed set of print publication which provides the key contact, IRS status and annual revenue information for more than 260,000 nonprofit organizations. Volume I lists NPOs with annual revenue of $100,000 or more, indexed by name, activity, geography, Located on our reference shelf—along with Volume 2, which includes the same information on NPOs with annual budgets of $25,000 -$99,999. Come see if you’re down in print.
Perfect Phrases for Fundraising: “hundreds of ready-to-use phrases for appealing to donors and getting the funding you need” by Beverly Browning, McGraw-Hill, 2013, contains more considered, helpful advice than the subtitle suggests –organized into tips, strategies for phrasings in letters phone soliciting, social media, meetings, board of director appeals and website campaigns.
Random Book about the Power of Anyone by Talia Y. Leman, Free Press 2012, Leman is the founder of the nonprofit RandomKid and describes various improbably but successful paths to achieving social impact.
With Charity for All, Why Charities Are Failing and a Better Way to Live by Ken Stern, Doubleday, 2013. Stern, former head of NPR investigates the world of U.S. charities and reports it “hobbled by deep structural flaws.” He promotes the growing movement toward nonprofit and philanthropic transparency and accountability and prescribes reform.
Writing Grant Proposals that Win, 4th ed., by Deborah Ward, Jones Bartlett, 2012. Covers common proposal sections step-by-step and includes sample proposals, templates and budgets from a wide variety of fields. Reflects on the new role of technology in the process.

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