Anna Isaac and readers of the Guardian Voluntary Sector Network, a community for those working or interested in the voluntary sector, identify the top 5 books they feel charity workers must read. The Guardian is a British national daily newspaper. Ms Isaac is a journalist and content coordinator working on the Guardian Voluntary Sector Network.
Five must-reads for charity workers
Voluntary sector professionals reveal their top books and why they wouldn’t be without them
Anna Isaac and Guardian Readers | The Guardian | 1/7/15
Trying to change the world for the better can be a difficult thing to do; charities and their workers face battles with regulation, finances and social media, to name but a few.
In such a challenging sector, gathering helpful resources is an important part of being a resilient professional, so we’ve tried to help by asking our readers to share their best books for charity workers. Here are their top five.
Our Own Awesome List of Nonprofit Must-Reads for 2016
The five works listed in The Guardian post run the gamut from reference guides to self-help nonprofit must-reads that will help organizations get inspired, manage their finances when money is short, learn how to get along with people and track down funds, and our personal favorite about social media, The Networked Nonprofit, written by one of our recent webinar guest speakers, Beth Kantor.
Here’s our own handy list of nonprofit must-reads for any educational, faith-based, health and other charitable nonprofit organization that wants to learn how to acquire new donors, gain recurring gifts, reduce admin time and lower the cost of fundraising.
Donation Psychology: The Art of Giving article addresses the psychology of giving including how donation thermometers convey a sense of urgency that compels people to give.
Instagram Fundraising Made Easy eBook examines how nonprofit organizations can leverage the power of Instagram and how they can promote keywords and mobile-friendly donation pages in photos and videos to unlock fundraising potential.
Crowdfunding For Nonprofits infographic reveals how crowdfunding empowers nonprofit organizations to raise donations via mobile, social and online networks of volunteers, donors and staff.
A Simple Guide to Getting Board Approval for Digital Solutions aims to set you up for success in the boardroom (or with internal stakeholders) by providing you the key information and statistics you need to prepare a compelling case for why your nonprofit should consider investing in digital solutions.
Pocket Fundraising Best Practice Guide helps you learn how to get your nonprofit brand and story into the pocket of your supporters while making it easy for them to give.
Hungry for more knowledge, add to your own list of nonprofit must-reads by checking out these other great resources for educational, faith-based, health and charitable organizations.