Books

Global Best Practices for CSO, NGO and Other Nonprofit Boards: Lessons From Around the World and Global Fundraising: How the World is Changing the Rules of Philanthropy have been published by the Shanghai University Finance and Economics Press–the first books on the topics to be published in China. The Chinese versions are available here: Global Best Practices and Global Fundraising.

Shanghai University Finance & Economic Press 2020 and BoardSource/Wiley 2018

There are at least 10 million Civil Society Organizations (CSO)s in the world, each of them with a board composed of individuals doing their best to govern well and wisely. There is no single model of governance to emulate, but are there universal principles and practices that can help boards everywhere perform at the highest level? This book takes us for a trip around the world to look at what is working for boards. Its discoveries will help not only boards, but also nonprofit staff leaders seeking to assist their boards to optimal performance, and capacity-builders looking to strengthen their civil society sector. Even if your organizational concerns extend no further than city boundaries, this book is for you. One of the greatest governance challenges today is a lack of diversity on the board. This can seriously hamper an organization’s ability to realize mission and to understand and serve its community. Reading this book will provide a greater understanding of how the cultural context affects governance and will sensitize the reader to different ways of thinking about governance.

Global Best Practices For CSO, NGO and Other Nonprofit Boards presents case studies from different parts of the world that illustrate effective practice, identifies and discusses interesting and significant differences, and explores global governance trends with implications for us all:

  • Tests for universal truths about roles, responsibilities and practices using criteria established by BoardSource, the premier voice on nonprofit governance
  • Provides information that builds exceptional nonprofit boards
  • Discusses cultural differences in governance that will help all boards to better function in increasingly diverse environments
  • Offers inspiration to NGO boards in any part of civil society
  • Reflects on the future of governance worldwide

If you’re a capacity-builder, a board member, or an executive leader looking for guidance on governance, this is the book you’ll want to have on hand. 

The Chinese version is available at 京东商城 (jd.com) or 当当 (dangdang.com). 

Shanghai University Finance & Economic Press 2018 AFP Global/Wiley 2013

The 2015 AFP/Skystone Partners Prize in Research Winner and causeplanet.org Choice Award – Top Books for 2015 is a practical guide to the challenges and successes of global fundraising, written by an international team of highly respected philanthropy professionals and edited by two of the leading nonprofit thinkers, Global Fundraising is the first book to genuinely offer a global overview of philanthropy with an internationalist perspective.

This book is an important resource for nonprofit professionals who wish to become consultants and for those consultants who want to improve their craft and equip themselves for the current climate of dramatic and discontinuous change. Whether you are just entering the sector or looking to refresh your skills, this book is a must-read.

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