Nonprofit Management

Search Terms

Nonprofit organizations

Select Journals

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The NonProfit Times

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Websites and Toolkits

BoardSource Community Resources
Reports on board basics and nonprofit governance.

Catalog of Nonprofit Literature
Search the Foundation Center’s catalog.

Free Management Library
Links to resources on a breadth of management topics–communications, fundraising, strategic planning, and more–that are useful for nonprofit and for-profit organizations.

A Guide to Good Practices in Foundation Operations
Free downloadable guide covers transparency; due diligence; responsive communications; and diversity, equity, and inclusion for 501(c)(3) management.

Nonprofit FAQ
The National Center for Charitable Statistics maintains a list of frequently asked questions on nonprofit organization, management, regulation, resources, and development.

Select Books and Reports

Bardach, Eugene. 1998. Getting agencies to work together: the practice and theory of managerial craftsmanship. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press.

Bens, Ingrid. 2005. Facilitating with ease!: core skills for facilitators, team leaders, and members, managers, consultants, and trainers. San Francisco, Calif: Jossey Bass.

Bernstein, Philip. 1997. Best practices of effective nonprofit organizations: a practitioner’s guide. New York: Foundation Center.

Boulmetis, John, and Phyllis Dutwin. 2005. The ABCs of evaluation: timeless techniques for program and project managers. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Chrislip, David D. 2002. The collaborative leadership fieldbook: a guide for citizens and civic leaders. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

De Coninck, John. 2008. Planning, monitoring and evaluation in development organisations: sharing training and facilitation experiences. Los Angeles: SAGE.

Edwards, Michael and Alan Fowler. 2002. The Earthscan Reader on NGO Management. London: Earthscan.

Festen, Marcia, and Marianne Philbin. 2007. Level best: how small and grassroots nonprofits can tackle evaluation and talk results. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Görgens-Albino, Marelize, and Jody Zall Kusek. 2009. Making monitoring and evaluation systems work: a capacity development toolkit. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Heyman, Darian Rodriguez. 2011. Nonprofit management 101: a complete and practical guide for leaders and professionals : essential resources, tools, and hard-earned wisdom from fifty leading experts. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Kanter, Beth, and Allison H. Fine. 2010. The networked nonprofit: connecting with social media to drive change. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Lewis, David. 2001. The management of non-governmental development organizations: an introduction. London: Routledge.

Mathos, Melanie, and Chad Norman. 2012. 101 social media tactics for nonprofits: a field guide. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley

Owen, John M. 2007. Program evaluation: forms and approaches. New York: Guilford Press.

Pohlman, Randolph, and Gareth Gardiner. 2000. Value driven management: how to create and maximize value over time for organizational success. New York: AMACOM.

Poister, Theodore H. 2003. Measuring performance in public and nonprofit organizations. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Struyk, Raymond J. 2002. Managing think tanks: practical guidance for maturing organizations. Budapest: Local Government and Public Service Initiative, Open Society Institute.

Tobis, Michael, and Irene Tobis. 2002. Managing multiple projects. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Török, Marianna. 1997. Strategic planning. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies.

Walker, Julia Ingraham. 2012. A fundraising guide for nonprofit board members. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley