Resources

At Mission Triangle, our goal is to provide as many resources as possible to help nonprofits become healthy and sustainable. Ultimately, God’s Word is the foundation and filter for all we do. The following is an additional list of recommended reading and vocabulary that we are certain will add value to your ministry.

Recommended Reading:

Leadership

Boards That Make a Difference: A New Design for Leadership in Nonprofit and Public Organizations, John Carver

 

Mission Drift: The Unseen Crisis Facing Leaders, Charities, and Churches, Peter Greer and Chris Horst

 

Owning Up: The 14 Questions Every Board Member Needs to Ask, Ram Charan

 

Pursuing God’s Will Together, Ruth Haley Barton

 

Spiritual Danger of Doing Good, Peter Greer

 

Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership, Ruth Haley Barton

 

The Board and the CEO, Peter Greer and David Weekley

 

The Imperfect Board Member, Jim Brown

 

The Life You’ve Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People, John Ortberg

 

The Steward Leader, Scott Rodin

 

“Leading With Intent: 2017 National Index of Board Practices,” BoardSource

 

“The Nonprofit Toolkit,” Robert Andringa

 

“The Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards,” Richard T. Ingram, National Center for Nonprofit Boards

Organizational Effectiveness

Break Through: Unleashing the Power of a Proven Plan, Randon Samleson

 

Good to Great and the Social Sectors, Jim Collins

 

Rocket Fuel, Gino Wickman and Mark Winters

 

Rooting for Rivals, Peter Greer and Chris Horst

 

The Nonprofit Board Answer Book, Robert Andringa and Ted Engstrom

 

Traction, Gino Wickman

 

The Choice, Gary Hoag, Scott Rodin and Wesley Willmer

 

The Sower: Redefining the Ministry of Raising Kingdom Resources, Scott Rodin and Gary Hoag

Sustainability

A Spirituality of Fundraising, Henri Nouwen

 

Coaching Your Champions, Eric Foley

 

The Gift and the Giver, Peter Greer and David Weekley

 

The Treasure Principle, Randy Alcorn

 

“How Nonprofits Get Really Big,” William Foster and Gail Fine, Stanford Social Innovation Review

Industry Resources

 

Angel Oak Creative:  Local nonprofit blog and stories

BoardSource:  Strategy and planning documents, graphics, roles & board-focused materials

ECFA:  Everything you need to know about nonprofit financial accountability

HOPE International:  Organizational documents — everything from fundraising philosophy to board governance to spiritual integration from a peer nonprofit

NC Center for Nonprofits:  Webinars and resources for starting and maintaining a nonprofit