Edgar Villanueva ; foreword by Jennifer and Peter Buffett
Decolonizing Wealth is a provocative analysis of the dysfunctional colonial dynamics at play in philanthropy and finance. Award-winning philanthropy executive Edgar Villanueva draws from the traditions from the Native way to prescribe the medicine for restoring balance and healing our divides. Though it seems counterintuitive, the philanthropic industry has evolved to mirror colonial structures and reproduces hierarchy, ultimately doing more harm than good. After 14 years in philanthropy, Edgar Villanueva has seen past the field's glamorous, altruistic façade, and into its shadows: the old boy networks, the savior complexes, and the internalized oppression among the "house slaves," and those select few people of color who gain access. All these funders reflect and perpetuate the same underlying dynamics that divide Us from Them and the haves from have-nots. In equal measure, he denounces the reproduction of systems of oppression while also advocating for an orientation towards justice to open the floodgates for a rising tide that lifts all boats. In the third and final section, Villanueva offers radical provocations to funders and outlines his Seven Steps for Healing. With great compassion--because the Native way is to bring the oppressor into the circle of healing--Villanueva is able to both diagnose the fatal flaws in philanthropy and provide thoughtful solutions to these systemic imbalances. Decolonizing Wealth is a timely and critical book that preaches for mutually assured liberation in which we are all inter-connected.
Jeremy Beer, Jeff Cain
David J. Neff and Randal C. Moss
"How nonprofits can successfully leverage internal innovation programs and future trends to grow revenue and drive their mission The Future of Nonprofits helps organizations capitalize on their ability to innovate and predict future trends to remake and reshape their culture, structure, and staff to be more nimble and lean organizations. By applying the strategies and tactics laid out in this book, nonprofit professionals of all levels can prepare their organizations to take advantage of future trends and develop innovative "internal entrepreneurs" that will grow revenue and drive their mission. Provides nonprofits with a comprehensive playbook on how to create a new, more flexible, innovative organization Provides nonprofits a look at the future of fundraising and communications trends into 2016 Case studies highlight successes and failures of non profit innovation in the digital media space Highlights the power and strength of Social Media Features actionable advice on creating an organization that is primed to grow and thrive in the immediate future and over the long-term This game-changing book reveals how every nonprofit can put technology, innovation, and future trends to work to reach their mission and grow revenue"-- Provided by publisher.
Maxine Harris and Michael B. O'Leary
"Lessons for Nonprofit and Start-Up Leaders: Tales from a Reluctant CEO uses the experiences of a real company, Community Connections, to bring to life the practical dilemmas that an organization founded on a mission and guided by a set of ideals must confront and solve if it is to thrive. With no business or financial background, Maxine Harris and her partner, Helen Bergman, grew a tiny startup into a business worth $35 million. Harris shares her insights, struggles, and mistakes with the goal of helping others who may be starting and running nonprofit organizations."--Book flap.
"Impact investment, the support of social and environmental projects with a financial return, has become a hot topic in the world's philanthropy and development circles, and is growing exponentially: in the next decade, it is poised to eclipse traditional aid by ten times. Yet for all the excitement, there is work to do to ensure it actually realizes its potential. Will impact investment empower millions of people worldwide, or will it just replicate the same failures that have plagued the aid and antipoverty industry? Enter Morgan Simon. When she was a twenty-year-old college student at Swarthmore, Simon compelled Lockheed Martin to change their LGBTQ policies by convincing her college to stop investing in the firm. And that was just the beginning. With passion and counterintuitive arguments, Simon shows how impact investing can make real change. But she also illustrates how easy it is to make mistakes, showing how wind farms can lead to land grabs, and how short-term thinking by well-meaning investors can actually lead to more oppression and hardship in the communities they are trying to help. Impact investing, Simon argues, is making the same mistakes the aid industry has been making for years. But there are ways to invest and have real impact: by making sure the communities are involved in the decision-making and ownership of the project, that investors are adding more value than they extract, and that the risk and returns are balanced between the investors and the communities. As an activist, and as a trusted leader in the field, Simon argues that we can work within the system and use capital to effect change. Centered around real, on-the-ground case studies from her decades of investment analysis and offering clear strategies that are proven to work, this book is a clarion call for more effective, socially conscious investing"-- Provided by publisher.
"Funders want to participate in making your project happen. There are clear-cut ways to give them the opportunity to say yes to your grant applications and funding requests. This book is a fundamental guide for nonprofits, communities, and individuals seeking funding for projects that make a difference to our world. Whether you're new to writing and organizing grants, or have years of experience, author Deborah Griffiths' comprehensive approach provides an easy and enjoyable path. Topics include: creating a budget; writing a summary that funders will love; getting, and staying, organized; sourcing matching funds from other grants, service groups, online auctions, and crowdfunding; developing relationships with all stakeholders; creating, submitting, and following up on applications. Whether you're in need of funding for infrastructure or programs in the areas of health, recreation, education, arts and culture, or anything else, [this book] gives you tried and tested methods for working with funders and partners to reach your goals."--Back cover.
Barbara B. Adams, PsyD
Sarah Beth Aubrey
This book is built around the Five-Step Prosperity Process Aubrey uses for her clients every day. Features include sample forms, grant searching checklists, budgets, narrative formation, sample merit review, checklist for the top five feasibility points, 30 and 60 day grant project management plans, and the customized Grant Readiness Assessment Tool.
Jessamyn Shams-Lau, Jane Leu, Vu Le
"Join unicorns Jane Leu, Vu Le, and Jessamyn Shams-Lau for a nitty-gritty, inside look at how foundations and nonprofits relate today, and why we're stuck in the status quo. Next, get ready for a rocket-ship ride to a future filled with EPIC Partnerships grounded in equality, trust, and creativity; partnerships to help us think bigger, bolder, and better about social change. Finally, make it happen! Roll up your sleeves and dive into a series of fun and thought-provoking exercises for you to do and discuss with your team, your partners, and your board. Unicorns Unite is a whimsical journey through a challenging conversation that could hold the key to slaying the dragons of injustice and inequity once and for all."--Amazon.com.
Nonprofits and the social sectors are taking on an increasing share of the world's most vital work. Make sure your organization is ready for the challenge. If you read nothing else on nonprofits and the social sectors, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you align your organization from top to bottom, deliver impact now, and create lasting change. This book will inspire you to: - Choose the right problem to solve - Scale and increase impact - Work better with corporate partners - Get the most out of your board of directors - Use nonprofit status as a competitive advantage - Avoid burnout in your passionate employees - Understand why nonprofit organizations are different--and when they're not - Become an extraordinary force for good-- Provided by publisher.
Start With Why : Como Los Grandes Lideres Motivan a Actuar
Sarah B. Lange
Femida Handy, Allison R. Russell
"This book outlines the various elements involved in ethical decision-making for nonprofit leaders, and whose rights to prioritize when facing complex situations. Nonprofit board members and employees are often placed in difficult situations, with no single stakeholder and an allegiance to mission statements whose outcomes can be difficult to measure. While nonprofit charitable organizations are generally considered more trustworthy than their counterparts in the public or for-profit sector, when scandals and wrongdoings are uncovered, they must be dealt with in ethical ways. Through a case study approach, this book delivers...ethical decision-making frameworks and promotes robust reflection on how to arrive at different decision points and throw light on elements that are often ignored or assumed. Ultimately, it offers students, researchers, and managers a practical approach to the ambiguous question, what is the ethical way?"-- Back cover.
"Leila Janah, a dynamic social entrepreneur, shares the story of how she founded one of the hottest non-profit startups. Leila Janah has the solution for the world's bottom billions. She founded Samasource with the belief that giving dignified work to the world's poorest people is the most effective tool for fighting poverty. Fast Company named Samasource one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2016 because they go into communities lacking living-wage jobs--from the refugee camps of Sierra Leone to rural Arkansas--and train people to do digital work, such as verifying data that makes Google's search algorithms smarter. Inspired by and then partnering with cutting-edge Silicon Valley companies, Janah bridges the divide between the nonprofit world and the tech and private sectors to help the world's poorest lift themselves out of poverty. The steady salary from these jobs from companies like Google, Getty, and Microsoft enables people to move to better neighborhoods, attain more education, and send their children to school. It changes the lives of the poor permanently, offering them dignity and independence in a way that aid simply cannot. Give Work is based on Janah's firsthand experience in all corners of the world, from a school for the blind school in Ghana to the World Bank. A Harvard-educated former management consultant, Janah applies the scrappy, entrepreneurial spirit and innovative mindset of a Silicon Valley startup. She shares her entrepreneurial journey as well as the poignant stories of the thousands of people who have benefited from Samasource's work. Like Blake Mycoskie's Start Something That Matters, Give Work offers a blueprint for social entrepreneurs"-- Provided by publisher.
the staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. & Corbin Collins ; foreword by Jason Haber, author of The Business of Good
Whether your mission is to save puppies, feed children, or preserve history, Start Your Own Nonprofit Organization equips you with the tools you need to start, run and grow your organization. This guide provides mission-driven entrepreneurs like you with the latest industry research and pairs it with advice from real-world nonprofit leaders.