Even though I am in the middle of packing and about to move across the country, I have been doing a bit of thinking recently about how to generate new ideas to help shape the way that I think about the nonprofit sector. Since summer is the best time for reading books of our own choosing, it’s a perfect time to ask such a question.
I figure, what is a better way than to throw it out there to you, the reader. What books have you read that have informed your thinking about the nonprofit sector or just a way to navigate the workplace in general? I am interested because I will readily admit, I do not know everything about this sector and one of the ways to acquire more knowledge is to immerse myself in discussion about the subject. Who knows, there might be a book out there that changed the world for you. Why not share how it shapes your daily activities?
As such, I hope you’ll take a moment and answer my quick poll on what books you think are a must read and ones that you think everyone should read if they like to think about the nonprofit sector, fundraising, online advocacy, or just about anything loosely related to the nonprofit workplace (e.g. organizational theory, leadership, marketing, e-marketing, nonprofit Web design, performance measurement, networking), etc.
I’m leaving this poll open until December 31, 2011, so please answer away and let’s see which books come out on top.
If you don’t see your answer here, please leave a comment and tell me about your choice. I would love to hear about it.