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Book Reviews


Excerpts and reviews of top books on social innovation



Review: Just Money

By | Reviewed By Peter Frumkin

Karoff reveals how wise donors operate.


Social Entrepreneurship

Review: How to Change the World

By | Reviewed By Mark R. Kramer

Key social innovators have succeeded against all odds –– and with little financial muscle.


Nonprofit Management

Review: The First 90 Days

By | Reviewed By Jason Baumgarten

Common sense advice for how to survive the launch into a new leadership role.


Urban Development

Review: Civic Revolutionaries

By | Reviewed By Dawn Ibis

Cross-sector collaboration is the key to community revitalization.


Board Governance

Review: Trustees of Culture

By | Reviewed By Frances Philipps

Are elite boards getting out of touch with their organizations' true purpose?


Nonprofit Management

Review: Leading Quietly

By | Reviewed By Colleen Anne McCarthy

How middle managers can walk tall.


Review: Walking the Talk

By | Reviewed By David Gal

Corporate social responsibility can pay big dividends.


Nonprofit Management

Review: Toxic Emotions at Work

By | Reviewed By Eric Westendorf

Organizations need to get better at talking about feelings.


Nonprofit Management

Review: Leading Teams

By | Reviewed By Jason Baumgarten

Baumgarten offers strategies for creating team success.


Nonprofit Management

Review: What’s the Big Idea?

By | Reviewed By Caroline Simard

The authors offer advice on how to spot and move on bright ideas.