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Books Journals Professional


Nonprofit Management 101 | Heyman | Purchase 

This book provides nonprofit professionals with the conceptual frameworks, practical knowledge, and concise guidance needed to succeed in the social sector. Designed as a handbook, the book is filled with sage advice and insights from a variety of trusted experts that can help nonprofit professionals prepare to achieve their organizational and personal goals, develop a better understanding of what they need to do to lead, support, and grow an effective organization.

The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management | Renz | Purchase 

This is the Third Edition of the bestselling nonprofit management reference and text called the “big green book.” Based on updated research, theory, and experience, this comprehensive edition offers practical advice on managing nonprofit organizations and addresses key aspects such as board development, strategic planning, lobbying, marketing, fundraising, volunteer management, financial management, risk management, and compensation and benefits. New chapters cover developments in such areas as social entrepreneurship, financial leadership and capital structure, accountability and transparency, and the changing political-legal climate.

Nonprofit Principles and Practice | Worth | Purchase 

Michael J. Worth’s student-friendly best-seller, Nonprofit Management: Principles and Practice, provides a broad, insightful overview of key topics affecting governance and management of nonprofit organizations. Worth covers the scope and structure of the nonprofit sector, leadership of nonprofits, managing the nonprofit organization, fundraising, earned income strategies, financial management, nonprofit lobbying and advocacy, managing international and global organizations, social entrepreneurship, and social innovation. Written specifically for students, this applied text balances research, theory, and practitioner literature, and is packed with current cases, timely examples, and current data.


Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly

Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly provides a forum for researchers from around the world to publish timely articles from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

Nonprofit Management and Leadership

Sponsored by the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Nonprofit Management & Leadership is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal that publishes quality scholarship on all aspects of management and leadership important to nonprofit organizations and leaders.

Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership

This quarterly journal’s mission is to improve nonprofit education and leadership through the publication and dissemination of peer-reviewed manuscripts centered on professional practice, research, and theoretical discussions. Manuscript submissions are encouraged from authors inside and outside of academia.


Voluntas, the official journal of the International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR), is an interdisciplinary
journal that provides a central forum for worldwide research in the area between the state, market, and household sectors. The journal combines full-length articles with shorter research notes (reflecting the latest developments in the field) and book reviews.

Professional Publications


Bridgespan | View page
The Bridgespan Group is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps mission-driven organizations and philanthropists to advance their learning and accelerate their impact.

Independent Sector | View page
Independent Sector is the only national membership organization that brings together a diverse set of nonprofits, foundations, and corporations to advance the common good.

IRS | View page
Tax information for charities and other nonprofits.

National Council of Nonprofits | View page
The National Council of Nonprofits is a trusted resource and advocate for America’s charitable nonprofits.

Urban Institute | View page
The Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy analyzes trends and influencers in the role and impact of nonprofit organizations and philanthropy.