Building Your “Signature” Reading List

I am delighted to share some books from my carefully curated reading list found under my Pinterest Board. Feel free to dive right in and make your selection now, or you add to your toolkit for later. Also, if you are on Pinterest, please follow me. Simply click on the link.

Newspapers, Magazines & Podcasts (Fundraising Focus)

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR)

Nonprofit Pro

Radical Imagination – hosted by Angela Glover Blackwell

Inside Social Innovation – by Stanford Social Innovation Review

Nonprofit Leadership Podcast: Making the World Better, Dr. Rob Harter

Professional Membership Organizations

Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

Meeting Professionals Internationals (MPI)

Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy (WOC)

Women in Development (WID)

Philanthropy Books

because I said I would.
Alex Sheen

Courageous Philanthropy: Going Public in a Closely Held World
Jennifer Vanica, Angela Glover Blackwell

Decolonializing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides
Edgar Villanueva

Everybody Paddles: A Leader’s Blueprint to Create A Unified Team
Charles A. Archer

50 Shades of Green: Reimagining Philanthropy
The Shuttleworth Foundation, Karen Bezuidenhout,
Helen Turvey, Kathi Fletcher

Giving Done Right: Effective Philanthropy and Making Every Dollar Count
Phil Buchanan, Darren Walker

HumanKind: Changing the World One Small Act At a Time
Brad Aronson

The Givers: Wealth, Power and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age
David Callahan 

Philanthropy: Discover Your Nonprofit’s True Potential
Jamie Levy

Special Events Books

An Event to Remember: Designing Spectacular Special Occasions
Jerry Sibal

Art of the Event: Complete Guide to Designing and Decorating
Special Events
James C. Monroe, Robert A. Kates

David Stark Design
David Stark

Event Planning; The Ultimate Guide to Successful Meetings, Corporate Events, Fundraising Galas
Judy Allen

Events Exposed: Managing and Designing Special Events
Lena Malouf

Business Etiquette Books

Emily Post’s The Etiquette Advantage in Business: Personal Skills
for Professional Success
Peter Post with Anna Post, Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning

Personal Growth Books

The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fears and Take Life to
The Next Level

Gay Hendricks

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed on Your Own Terms
Vishen LaKhiani

Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us
Seth Godin

Marketing Books

Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message
So Customers Will Listen
Donald Miller

This is Marketing
Seth Godin

Books on Inspiration and Encouragement

In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers,
Artists and Entrepreneurs
Grace Bonney

The Audacity to Be Queen: The Unapologetic Art of Dreaming and
Manifesting Your Most Fabulous Life
Gina DeVee