Books Relevant to Community Practice

Books Relevant to Community Practice

Consulting and Evaluation with Nonprofit and Community-Based Organizations fills a critical gap in the academic literature for non-profit management. This unique text is a collection of advice and voices from a diverse group of successful, practicing consultants who work with non-profits and government agencies. Through surveys and interviews, these experts relate detailed information on how they got started in consulting, what types of services they provide, what types of clients they serve, the biggest challenges they face, and much more. The book also integrates current topics from a wide variety of sources, so that interested readers can easily access important information all in one book.

Employment in Community Psychology: The Diversity of Opportunity is the first psychology career reference book for undergraduate psychology majors deciding on graduate schools, for graduate students in psychology seeking employment, and for psychology faculty advising their students. This book answers the questions "What can you do with a graduate degree in community psychology?" and "Who employs community psychologists?" Employment in Community Psychology addresses these questions through examples of graduates educated in community psychology and employed in diverse applied, research, and academic settings.

Advancing Nonprofit Stewardship Through Self-Regulation provides a practical guide to nonprofit organizations that wish to improve their governance and accountability.  The book is geared for nonprofit managers, executives, board members and policymakers who are interested in implementing the 33 Principles of Good Governance and Ethical Practice.  The Principles were developed by Independent Sector, the major trade organization for nonprofits in the U.S., through a national consensus building process involving industry leaders, academics, nonprofit executives and policymakers at the request of Senators Grassley and Baucus and in furtherance of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.   The author, Christopher Corbett, applies community psychology values and principles to modify the behavior setting of nonprofits to promote good governance and ethical practice and prevent organizational dysfunction.  Because the book addresses universal issues of ethics, transparency and accountability, it is relevant to international non-government organizations (NGOs) as well.


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