Nonprofit Collection

Nonprofit Collection

The Nonprofit Collection is located just outside the Indiana Room at the Downtown Branch. Use this collection to support your nonprofit development. Below are a list of titles to curated to help build a successful nonprofit.


Every Nonprofit's Tax Guide : How to Keep Your Tax-exempt Status & Avoid IRS Problems

Stephen Fishman
IND 343.05266 Fis

Nonprofits enjoy privileges not available to other organizations. But these privileges come at a price: Nonprofits must comply with special IRS rules and regulations. This book covers what your organization must do to maintain its tax-exempt status.

Nonprofit Accounting for Volunteers, Treasurers, and Bookkeepers

Lisa London
658.152 Lon

The quintessential step-by-step guide to creating and operating a solid and reliable bookkeeping system, relaying must-know information to board members and avoiding unnecessary attention from the IRS. This handy reference guide explains nonprofit accounting in digestible bites. Get the confidence and security you need to build a system which keeps your finances and donations.


Changing the World Without Losing Your Mind : Leadership Lessons from Three Decades of Social Entrepreneurship

Alex Counts
658.4092 Cou

Practical advice on such vital activities as fundraising, team-building, communications, and management.

A Guide to Nonprofit Board Success: Answering the Call of Leadership

Cynthia Jarboe
IND 658.422 Jar

A complete resource for the skills and knowledge needed to excel in your board position. Each chapter leads you to achievement in all aspects of your expected duties. You will learn how to read financial statements, understand various investment strategies, and fundraise and plan events.

Joan Garry's Guide to Nonprofit Leadership : Because Nonprofits are Messy

Joan Garry
IND 658.4 Gar

How to build a powerhouse board, create an impressive and sustainable fundraising program, renew your passion for your mission and organization, and become a bigger difference in the world.

Magnetic Nonprofit : Attract and Retain Donors, Volunteers, and Staff

Jeremy Reis
IND 658.15224 Rei

The six attributes of a nonprofit that bring in new supporters and helps you retain them. Stories about nonprofits that consistently draw in and keep donors, volunteers, and staff


From the Ground Up : Digital Fundraising for Nonprofits

Brock Warner
IND 361.7 War

A handy, easy to use handbook that you'll want to have within reach. Ideal for someone starting out their career in fundraising, or someone who wants to bring their charity's digital program up to speed.

Fundraising 401: masterclasses in nonprofit fundraising that would make Peter Drucker proud

Laurence A. Pagnoni
658.048 Pag

Pagnoni's answers to recurring dilemmas and the choices you must make.

It's Not Just About the Money

Richard Perry, Jeff Schreifels
361.7068 Per

How to build authentic donor relationships.

No More "Duct Tape Fundraising" : a Nonprofit Leaders Guide to Raising More Money

Rachel Ramjattan
658.048 Ram

Rachel's easy approach to building reliable revenue streams for nonprofits works. All you have to do is follow her simple steps to build a loyal donor base that keeps giving—the money will follow!


101 Biggest Mistakes Nonprofits Make and How You Can Avoid Them

Andrew Olsen

Best practices across the nonprofit sector from industry veterans.

Doing Bad at Doing Good : Nonprofit Secrets Buried in the 990

Ronald Dale Tompkins
IND 658.1522 Tom

Tools that leverage leadership and add value to create success.

Stories That Stick : How Storytelling Can Captivate Customers, Influence Audiences, and Transform Your Business

Kindra Hall
IND 658.452 Hal

Specific, actionable steps readers can take to find, craft, and leverage the stories they already have and aren't telling, teaching them that the moment they take control of their stories, they take control of their businesses and their lives.

Storytelling : The Secret Sauce of Fundraising Success

Lynn Malzone Ierardi
IND 658.1522 Ier

Lynn Malzone Ierardi blends the latest science with her extensive experience to show readers how stories facilitate fundraising.

Grant Writing

Funded! : Successful Grantwriting for Your Nonprofit

Richard Hoefer
IND 658.15224 Hoe

Every essential grantwriting topic: finding funding, writing needs statements, finding or developing evidence-based programs, developing logic models, writing evaluation plans, describing implantation plans, budgeting, sustainability planning, and submission to the funder.

The Grant Writing and Funding Coach : Target and Acquire the Funds You Need : How Individuals, Non-profits, Local Governments and Community Organizations Build Bridges with Funders

Deborah Griffiths
658.15224 Gri

A framework for you to present your project in a clear and confident style, establish a rapport with funders and succeed with your proposal. It reveals how individuals, non-profits, local governments, and community organizations build bridges with funders.

The Only Grant-writing Book You'll Ever Need

Ellen Karsh, Arlen Sue Fox
IND 658.15224 Kar

The classic book on grant seeking, providing a comprehensive, step-by-step guide for government, nonprofit, and individual grant seekers.

Wish Granted! Tips, Tools and Templates to Write a Winning Grant

Holly Rustick
IND 658.1522 Rus

The myths and truths about grants, the different grant categories, the grant mindset, and the five basic parts of writing a grant.

Social Media/Media

Mobile for Good : A How-to Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits

Heather Mansfield
IND 658.15224 Man

Everything you need to know to conceptualize, build, and maintain a mobile and social fundraising strategy to dramatically increase donations. 

Modern Media Relations for Nonprofits : Creating an Effective PR Strategy for Today's World

Peter Panepento, Antoinette G. Kerr
658.872 Pan

Your guide for building and carrying out an effective modern media-relations strategy. While there are plenty of other books that offer instruction on media relations, this one is written specifically for those who work for nonprofits and foundations.