Recommended Reading

We want to give charities and their leaders access to grow their organizational effectiveness. Below, you’ll find a few of our favorites.

  • Measure What Matters

    by John Doerr

    How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs.

  • The Board and the CEO: Seven practices to protect your organization’s most important relationship

    By Peter Greer

    In this practical and concise book, a major executive and philanthropist and a nonprofit leader draw from their years of experience to equip other board members and organizational leaders to enter into an impactful, life-giving partnership.

  • Rethinking Alumni Programs for Greater Impact

    By Curt Ellis & Stuart Davidson

    Five common weaknesses of alumni programs and what the organizations running them can do better.

  • Big Enough. Simple Enough. Cheap Enough.

    By Kevin Starr

    Daunting social problems need scalable solutions. Here’s how to know if you’ve got one.

  • “From Success to Significance” (Risk Only Money)

    By Jack DeBoer

    DeBoer Foundation Chair, Jack DeBoer, shares business lessons that he had to learn the hard way. He also discusses things we should never jeopardize: family, reputation, self-respect, friendships, and health.

  • Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World

    By Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Tantum Collins, David Silverman, Chris Fussell

    The former head of the Joint Cheifs of Staff teaches how to combine the agility, adaptability, and cohesion of a small team with the power and resources of a giant organization.

  • Nonprofit Lifecycles: Stage-Based Wisdom for Nonprofit Capacity

    By Ph.D. Kenny, Susan Stevens, Susan Kenny Stevens

    Practical insights and case studies illustrate seven lifecycle stages and the predictable tasks, challenges, and inevitable growing pains that accompany each.