I also enjoying reading about all sorts of nonprofit topics online and off. In fact, I frequently get overwhelmed because I want to read it all -- literally. A few months ago (right around the time I defended my dissertation proposal) I came to the realization that I cannot read all the e-newsletters that come into my inbox, and I certainly can't read all the fabulous new nonprofit blogs that are popping up on the web. I scaled down on the number of eNewsletters I subscribe to and the number of blogs that I read to the list below.
I subscribe to:
- The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Philanthropy Today
- The Independent Sector's Daily Media Digest (available to members)
- The Independent Sector's Daily Policy Digest (available to members)
- Philanthropy News Digest
- Nonprofit Quarterly - Nonprofit Newswire
- Philanthropy Journal
- Stanford Social Innovation Review
- Blue Avocado
- Nonprofit Risk Management eNews
I add blogs to my google reader on a regular basis.
I find out about new blog posts and new nonprofit bloggers through twitter.
Now with regards to books.
My bookshelf is overflowing with nonprofit books and I don't have time to list them all here. I will provide several of the books that I use in the classes and seminars that I teach:
- Nonprofit Management, Principles and Practice - Michael J. Worth
- The Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook - Walter Powell and Richard Steinberg (Eds.)
- Principles of Fundraising Theory and Practice - Wesley Lindahl
- Financial Leadership for Nonprofit Executives - Jeanne Bell and Elizabeth Schaffer
- Streetsmart Financial Basics for Nonprofit Managers - Thomas A. McLaughlin
- Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations – John Zietlow, Jo Ann Hankin, Alan G. Seidner
- Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission: A Strategic Guide for Nonprofit Leaders -- Holly Ross, Katrin Verclas, and Alison Levine
- Leading New Technology Innovation in Your Nonprofit Organization -- Heather Carpenter, in K. Angard. Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations.
- The Networked Nonprofit: Connecting with Social Media to Drive Change Beth Kanter and Allison Fine
I often get frustrated that I have to go to nonprofit publishing websites like Jossey-Bass and Sage to learn about the new books that are coming out. My wish is for two things.
- There would be a wiki that lists ALL nonprofit and philanthropic books/ ratings/subject areas
- Faculty members would be open to sharing (with the general public) what nonprofit textbooks that they use in their classes.