Nonprofits & Missions
Bring A Dish To Pass (2 copies)
Kent Roberts & Jay Newman 2001
The Civil Action of Community Improvement
Building a Self-Determined Community: Checklists for Self-Sufficiency Community Action Agency & The Jackson Community Foundation 1999
In order to lead a self-determined life, we think adults must have or must develop in the areas of Health, Income, Education, Housing, and Relationships. Children must develop certain positive characteristics too.
Building Assets Together (2 copies)
Jolene L. Roehlkepartain 1995:
101 Group Activities for Helping Youth Succeed, 1997: 135 Group Activities for Helping Youth Succeed.
Collaboration Handbook: Creating, Sustaining, and Enjoying the Journey Michael Winer & Karen Ray 1997
Bring together diverse stakeholders, melding their resources, and stretching their minds to embrace new ideas and a new language is essential to resolving our problems.
Lisbeth B. Schorr 1997
Strengthening Families and Neighborhoods to Rebuild America
Community Building: What Makes It Work (2 copies)
Paul Mattessich, Ph.D., Barbara Monsey, M.P.H., Corinna Roy, M.A. 1997
A Review of Factors Influencing Successful Community Building.
Community Health Education Methods
Robert S. Bensley, Ph. D. & Jodi Brookins-Fisher, Ph. D. 1998
Focuses on how to best deal with the practical applications of health education from a real world perspective. In essence it is a methods book written for practitioners by practitioners.
Kent Roberts & Jay Newman 2003
An idea book with a simple but important message: Everyone has the right and the responsibility to improve his or her community, and if we all work together- in a well planned way, addressing the factors that affect of our lives-we can make a difference for everyone.
Drucker Foundation Self-Assessment Tool, The: Participant Workbook
Peter F. Drucker 1999
By the end of using the self-assessment process, participants will not only have a stronger understanding of their mission, values, and customers, but also an effective plan to apply what they learned.
Drucker Foundation Self-Assessment Too, The l: Process Guide (2 copies)
Gary J. Stern 1999
The fully enhanced edition not only provides expanded methods of evaluation and planning, but also places special emphasis on implementing the decisions made in the self-assessment process.
Effective Donor, The: Managing a Private Foundation (2 copies
Paul K. Rhoads 1999
This booklet will provide you with the opportunity to review your operating procedures and carefully examine the way your foundation does business.
Evaluation of Capacity Building
Deborah Linnell 2003
A look at the necessary role of the evaluation of capacity building is examined.
Five Most Important Questions, The: You Will Ever Ask About Your Nonprofit Organization (Participant's Workbook) (4 copies)
Peter F. Drucker 1993
The Drucker Foundation Self-Assessment Tool For Nonprofit Organizations.
For The Benefit of All: A History of Philanthropy in Michigan
Sandy Fugate 1997
An engaging look at the philanthropic traditions of the Great Lakes State and its people.
Forming Alliances: Working Together to Achieve Mutual Goals
Linda Hoskins & Emil Angelica 2005
The concise guide will help you recognize the wide range of ways that you can work with others, decide what kind of alliance you should create given your circumstances and needs, plan and start an alliance, and strengthen an existing alliance.
Healing Racism in America
Nathan Rutstein 1993
A penetrating, and often painful look at aspects of racism which both blacks and whites usually avoid. Nathan Rutstein focuses on the pathology of the disease of racism and how it has plagued us since our nation's founding-infecting or affecting most Americans.
Hiring the Best
Martin Yate 1994
A Manager's Guide to Effective Interviewing: Techniques, Strategies, and Scenarios.
Introductory Biostatistics for the Health Sciences
Robert C. Duncan, Rebecca G. Knapp, & M. Clinton Miller III 1983
This self-pacing text teaches health science students and professionals how to apply basic descriptive and inferential statistical techniques to a wide range of practical, work-related problems.
Issue Brief: Disadvantaged Youth
America's Promise 2005
Three broad aspects of the issue of disadvantaged youth: factors that put particular groups at risk, impact on society, and effective strategies to help them overcome adversity.
Kids Count in Michigan: Data Book 2006
Michigan League for Human Services 2006
A Focus on Economic Security.
Kids Count in Michigan: Data Book 2007
Michigan League for Human Services 2007
A Focus on Healthy Children and Youth.
Kids Count: Data Book 2007 T
he Annie E. Casey Foundation 2007
State Profiles of Child Well-Being.
Kids Count: Data Book 2008
The Annie E. Casey Foundation 2008
State Profiles of Child Well-Being.
Kids Count: Essay and Data Brief 2008
The Annie E. Casey Foundation 2008
A Road Map for Juvenile Justice Reform.
Michigan Foundation Directory, The: Fifteenth Edition
Foundation Center 2006
Contains descriptive entries for 2,583 organizations located in Michigan that meet the Foundation Center's definition of a foundation, corporate giving program, or grantmaking public charity.
Michigan Foundation Directory, The: Fifteenth Edition Update
Foundation Center 2007
Updates to the Fifteenth Edition of The Michigan Foundation Directory.
Mission and History
Council on Foundations 1990
The mission & history of philanthropy is explored.
Mission-Based Management: Leading Your Not-for-Profit Into the 21st Century Peter C. Brinckerhoff 1994
A comprehensive reference for the management of nonprofit organizations.
Mission-Based Management:2nd edition An Organizational Development Workbook w/ CD-ROM
Peter C. Brinckerhoff 2001
This book provides key tools to help managers of nonprofits ensure that their organization pursues its mission, meets the changing needs of the community-and has enough money to make ends meet-while also satisfying the demands of funders, clientele, board
New-York Historical Society, The: Lessons From One Nonprofit's Long Struggle for Survival
Kevin M. Guthrie 1996
The New-York Historical Society takes a probing look behind the headlines to reveal the truth concerning the difficulties that have plagued the Society.
Nonprofit Board's Role in Mission, Planning, and Evaluation, The (Governance Series Book 5)
Kay Grace, Amy McClellan, & John Yankey 2003
This book offers an integrated approach to mission, planning, and evaluation in nonprofit organizations. This book also has A systematic evaluation process that generates information to help formulate
goals and provide the framework for measuring those goals against
An in-depth look at developing nonprofits.
Nonprofit Internet Resources
Internet and world wide web resources for
Susan Kenny Stevens 2001
This book presents seven lifecycle stages and the
predictable tasks, challenges, and inevitable growing pains that
nonprofits encounter and can hope to master on the road to
Nonprofit Policy Sampler, The
Barbara Lawrence 2006
Resource to help board and staff leaders advance their organizations, make better
collective decisions, and guide individual actions and behaviors.
Practical Guide to a Community That Works, A
Michael K. Briand, Ph. D.
A Workbook of Principles, Exercises, and Tools for Citizens and Civic-minded Organizations.
President's Student Service Challenge
Student service (volunteering) award information & applications are provided.
Redesigning the Nonprofit Organization
Gwendolyn Calvert Baker 1993 How vision, leadership. And planning helped one nonprofit redefine itself.
Season of Hope, The
John C. Patterson & Barbara B. Oliver 2002
A risk management guide for youth-serving nonprofits
Serving Children and Families Through Community-University Partnerships: Success Stories
Thomas R. Chibucos & Richard M. Lerner 1999
Serving Children and Families Through Community-University Partnerships: Success Stories presents several dozen exemplary "success stories" of community-university partnerships that serve to enhance the lives of children, youth, and families.
Starting and Running a Nonprofit Organization (2 copies)
Joan M. Hummel
Starting and Running a Nonprofit Organization is a book for people who are forming new nonprofits; thinking about converting an informal, grassroots group to tax-exempt status; reorganizing an existing agency; or currently managing a nonprofit.
TAP-Youth Service Resource Guide Book II
Contains a list of foundations, including public, private, and corporate, that have been identified as grant providers for youth-related programs. It provides information on religious funding resources (not just for religiously-affiliated programs) and in the community.
Technology Purchasing Guide
Npower Michigan 2007
Outlines the options with which Npower Michigan's clients and Consultants have had experience and success.
Types of Insurance for Nonprofits
Alliance of Nonprofits for Insurance, Risk Retention Group & Nonprofits' Insurance Alliance of California
A brief review of coverage options for nonprofit organizations.
Vital Signs: Anticipating, Preventing, and Surviving a Crisis in a Nonprofit Melanie L. Herman & Barbara B. Oliver 2001
Keeping your goal of preserving your vital mission, this books helps you anticipate, prevent, and survive during a crisis.
What If?: The Art of Scenario Thinking for Nonprofits
Diana Scearce, Katherine Fulton, & the Global Business Network community 2004
The goal to this guide is to introduce nonprofit leaders to a powerful way of embracing, influencing, and planning the future-scenario thinking-and to help them assess whether the scenario approach is right for them.
What Kids Need to Succeed
Peter L. Benson, Ph.D., Judy Galbraith, M.A., and Pamela Espeland 1998
Proven, Practical Ways to Raise Good Kids.
What You Should Know About Nonprofits
National Center for Nonprofit Boards & Independent Sector
Everything you need to know about nonprofit organizations.
Why Didn't You Say That In The First Place: How To Be Understood At Work Richard Heyman 1994
Offers a path to clear communication by demonstrating how we can always reach full understanding with others by using the power of plain talk. The success or failure of our communication depends largely on us, and Heyman shows how we can all make a difference in our communication skills.
Yes for Youth Committee
The Jackson Community Foundation 1999
Youth Needs Assessment of Concerns.
21st Century Nonprofit, The
Paul B. Firstenberg 1996
Remaking the organization in the post-government era.