I’m curious. What are you reading?

April 30, 2013 at 12:06 pm 5 comments

At Philanthropy Ohio, we’ve decided that since we are an organization dedicated to helping others learn and engage in effective grantmaking, we should be learning, too. We provide learning and network opportunities for our members, so shouldn’t we engage in activities that stimulate our learning as well?

It’s not as if the world of philanthropy that we, and our members, live in isn’t still a business world that promotes leadership, collective impact, economies of scale, marketing, customer service, measurement, evaluation and other MBA related topics.

So I’ve challenged our staff to help me engender a sense of learning and engagement within our organization. My goal is to create another level of understanding by transferring the “business school” model and finding relevance from the best business minds.

booksHere’s what we are reading:

Race for Relevance
by Harrison Coerver and Mary Byers
Drive by Daniel Pink
Great by Choice
by Jim Collins and Morton Hansen
Disney U by Doug Lipp
Be Our Guest by the Disney Institute
Leap of Reason by Mario Morino
Coming Jobs War by Jim Clifton
ReMembership by Kyle Sexton
7 Measures of Success
by ASAE and the Center for Association Leadership
Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
Little Big Things by Tom Peters
Little Bet by Peter Sims

Any recommendations?

It’s a great day to be learning at Philanthropy Ohio!

Entry filed under: Commentaries, Philanthropy Ohio News.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sherri Clancy  |  April 30, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

    Reply
    • 2. sallenpoh  |  May 1, 2013 at 2:40 pm

      Looking forward to reading this!

      Reply
  • 3. Anita Cook  |  April 30, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Uncharitable by Dan Pallotta

    Reply
  • 5. Adam  |  May 13, 2013 at 11:03 am

    I think alot of folks will be reading Decisive by the Heath Brothers. I’m looking for the best book on Social Enterprises/Entrepreneurs.

    Reply

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