On this, the first day of summer, take some time to reflect, recharge and read a good book. Below are summer reading recommendations of members of the Institute for Nonprofits’ Community of Nonprofit Scholars and @NCSUNonprofits Twitter followers:
1. A Leaders Legacy by James M. Kouzes
and Barry Z. Posner
2. Foreign to Familiar: A Guide to Understanding Hot and Cold Climate Cultures by Sarah A. Lanier
3. Transformational Philanthropy: Entrepreneurs and Nonprofits by Lisa Dietlin
4. How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar: 50 Ways To Accelerate Your Career by Trista Harris
and Rosetta Thurman
5. Philanthropy in America: A History by Olivier Zunz
6. Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Approach to Building Cooperative Capacity by Frank J. Barrett and Ronald E. Fry
7. Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential by Dan Pallota
8. Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo
9. Fundraising for Social Change by Kim Klein
10. The Truth About Leadership: The No-fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner
The One Hundred Year History of the Phelps-Stoke Fund as a Family Philanthropy: The Oldest Operating Foundation Serving the Educational Needs of the African Diaspora, Native Americans, and the Urban and Rural Poor by Belinda Chiu
Tell the Philanthropy Journal what’s on your summer reading list by tweeting @phijo or by posting a new comment below.
Eileen Hannan is program coordinator at the Institute for Nonprofit Research, Education and Engagement and advisor for the undergraduate minor in Nonprofit Studies at North Carolina State University. To learn more about the minor, go here.