Bookstore

Are you inspired by one of the NTC speakers and want to learn more from them? Read their book! Here’s a collection of books authored by our speakers.

Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century

By Alice Wong

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From Harriet McBryde Johnson’s account of her debate with Peter Singer over her own personhood to original pieces by authors like Keah Brown and Haben Girma; from blog posts, manifestos, and eulogies to Congressional testimonies, and beyond: this anthology gives a glimpse into the rich complexity of the disabled experience, highlighting the passions, talents, and everyday lives of this community. It invites readers to question their own understandings. It celebrates and documents disability culture in the now. It looks to the future and the past with hope and love.

About the Author: Alice Wong is a disabled activist, media maker, and research consultant based in San Francisco, California. She is the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture. Read keynote speaker Alice Wong’s full bio.


How We Fight for Our Lives

By Saeed Jones

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From award-winning poet Saeed Jones, How We Fight for Our Lives—winner of the Kirkus Prize and the Stonewall Book Award—is a “moving, bracingly honest memoir” (The New York Times Book Review) written at the crossroads of sex, race, and power.

About the Author: Saeed Jones is the author of the memoir HOW WE FIGHT FOR OUR LIVES, winner of the 2019 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction and the poetry collection PRELUDE TO BRUISE, winner for the 2015 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry. Jones was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and grew up in Lewisville, Texas. He earned a BA at Western Kentucky University and an MFA at Rutgers University-Newark. He lives in Columbus, Ohio, and tweets @TheFerocity. Read keynote speaker Saeed Jones full bio.


The Tech That Comes Next: How changemakers, philanthropists, and technologists can build an equitable world

By Afua Bruce and Amy Sample Ward

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What is technology’s role in our work to create an equitable world?

Who is part of technology development, who funds that development, and how we put technology to use all influence the outcomes that are possible. To change those outcomes, we must – all of us – shift our relationship to technology, how we use it, build it, fund it, and more. In The Tech That Comes Next, Amy Sample Ward and Afua Bruce – two leaders in equitable design and use of new technologies – invite you to join them in asking big questions and making change from wherever you are today.

This book connects ideas and conversations across sectors from artificial intelligence to data collection, community centered design to collaborative funding, and social media to digital divides. Technology and equity are inextricably connected, and The Tech That Comes Next helps you accelerate change for the better.

About the Authors: Afua Bruce is a leading public interest technologist who has spent her career working at the intersection of technology, policy, and society. Her career has spanned the government, non-profit, private, and academic sectors, as she has held senior science and technology positions at DataKind, the White House, the FBI, and IBM. Afua has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, as well as an MBA.

Amy Sample Ward is driven by a belief that technology should be accessible and accountable to everyone, especially communities historically and systemically excluded from the digital world. They are the CEO of NTEN, a nonprofit creating a world where missions and movements are more successful through the skillful and equitable use of technology. Amy’s second book, Social Change Anytime Everywhere, was a Terry McAdam Book Award finalist.


The Smart Nonprofit: Staying Human-Centered in An Automated World

By Beth Kanter and Allison Fine

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The Smart Nonprofit is a jargon-free roadmap for nonprofit staff, boards, volunteers and funders. It describes the ways that smart tech will automate many of the time-consuming administrative tasks that make work feel overwhelming and endless, and that lead to burnout and a lack of forward progress. Smart nonprofits are organizations of any size that use artificial intelligence and other “smart” technologies to create a “dividend of time,” a gift of new time that can be spent with clients and donors, preventing crises, or even thinking, learning and dreaming!

Smart tech does rote tasks like filling out expense reports and identifying prospective donors. However, smart tech is also beginning to do very human jobs like screening applicants for jobs and social services, while paying forward historic biases.

About the Authors: Beth Kanter is an internationally recognized thought leader and trainer in digital transformation and well-being in the nonprofit workplace. Named one of the most influential women in technology by Fast Company and recipient of the NTEN Lifetime Achievement Award, she has over three decades of experience in designing and delivering training programs for nonprofits and foundations. Learn more about Beth at bethkanter.org.

Allison Fine is among the nation’s pre-eminent writers and strategists on the use of technology for social good. She is the co-author of The Smart Nonprofit: Staying Human Centered in an Automated World. In addition, she is the author of the award-winning Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age, co-author with Beth Kanter of the bestselling The Networked Nonprofit, and Matterness: Fearless Leadership for a Social World.


The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout

By Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman

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Steer your organization away from burnout from the pandemic and all zoom all the time and boost performance and the Great Resignation!

The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit presents realistic strategies for leaders looking to optimize organizational achievement while avoiding the common nonprofit burnout. With a uniquely holistic approach to nonprofit leadership strategy, this book functions as a handbook to help leaders examine their existing organization, identify trouble spots, and resolve issues with attention to all aspects of operations and culture. The expert author team walks you through the process of building a happier, healthier organization from the ground up, with a balanced approach that considers more than just quantitative results. Employee wellbeing takes a front seat next to organizational performance, with clear guidance on establishing optimal systems and processes that bring about better results while allowing a healthier work-life balance.

About the Authors: Beth Kanter is an internationally recognized thought leader and trainer in digital transformation and well-being in the nonprofit workplace. Named one of the most influential women in technology by Fast Company and recipient of the NTEN Lifetime Achievement Award, she has over three decades of experience in designing and delivering training programs for nonprofits and foundations. Learn more about Beth at bethkanter.org.

Aliza Sherman is a Web pioneer, digital marketing strategist, and cannabis entrepreneur, innovator and commentator. Her early work helped pave the way for today’s new media industry. She speaks around the world and writes about the Internet, social media.


Bitcoin and the Future of Fundraising

By Jason Shim and Anne Connelly

Bitcoin. You’ve heard of it, you’ve seen it in the news, but what is it? And how can this new technology help with fundraising? In this easy to understand guide, fundraisers and bitcoin experts Jason Shim and Anne Connelly will help you learn about what Bitcoin is, how it’s transforming non-profits, and give you a step by step plan to set up a cryptocurrency donation program at your organization and engage donors today!

About the Authors: How can we harness technology to make a difference in the world? That’s the question Jason loves to explore with organizations. With experience spanning the nonprofit and academic sectors both as an employee and a consultant, Jason has consistently helped organizations stay ahead of the technology curve. In 2013, he led Pathways to Education Canada to become the first charity to issue tax receipts for Bitcoin donations. Jason serves as an editor at Ledger, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal at the University of Pittsburgh that publishes full-length original research articles on the subjects of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. In addition, Jason has also previously served on the board of NTEN, an organization dedicated to helping nonprofits fulfill their missions through the skillful and racially equitable use of technology.

Anne Connelly is passionate about harnessing blockchain and cryptocurrencies to transform the lives of people around the world. Anne is Faculty at Singularity University, teaching global leaders how exponential technologies can solve problems that impact over a billion people. Anne previously worked with Doctors Without Borders as a field worker in Central Africa, as a fundraiser in their Canadian and Irish offices, and as a member of the board of directors. As the Director of Fundraising at Dignitas International, Anne set up one of the world’s first bitcoin donation programs. In 2015, she was given the AFP New Fundraising Professional Award.

Anne has a Bachelor of Life Sciences from Queen’s University, an MBA from McMaster University, and is certified in Strategic Disruption from Harvard Business School. She was honoured as one of CBC’s 12 Young Leaders Changing Canada and one of the Fifty Most Inspirational Women in Technology in Canada.


Mental Health and Conflicts: A Handbook for Empowerment

By Dan Berstein

Mental health needs are universal. About half of us will end up having a diagnosable mental health problem at some point in our lives, and we all know what it is like to have a bad day. We understand that conflicts can be hard, and that they can often bring out the worst in us. There are simple ways to be ready for when mental health needs arise during conflicts. This handbook introduces different mental health perspectives, dispels common stereotypes, and provides tools for empowering mental health communication. Mental health can be confusing. This book will show you how to talk about mental health, be accessible to people with diverse needs, and address challenging behaviors without stigmatizing mental illness. After learning these skills, you will be ready to support anyone’s mental health needs in conflicts. The book includes case studies, personal stories, and takeaway tools to help readers apply the skills to the situations they face in their personal and professional lives.

About the Author: Dan Berstein is a mediator and mental health expert living with bipolar disorder. His company, MH Mediate, adapts conflict resolution best practices to help people talk about mental health. Dan is the co-chair of the Diversity Committee at the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and the co-founder of the Dispute Resolution in Mental Health Initiative at the CUNY Dispute Resolution Center. He holds a master’s degree in Mental Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

The Insider’s Guide to Online Fundraising: Finding Success When Surrounded by Skeptics

By Jen Newmeyer

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Do you need a roadmap for creating online initiatives?
Are you frustrated by the lack of collaboration for your great ideas?
Is digital fundraising simply too confusing or overwhelming?

The “Insider’s Guide” to the rescue!

A well-crafted digital engagement and online fundraising campaign involves comprehensive planning, strategic communications, and the support of colleagues and ambassadors. It’s more than just posting to social or sending an email. It involves deliberate timing, thoughtful segmentation, and creative approaches delivered with the authenticity.

Learn how to help leadership embrace new digital initiatives, overcome organizational silos, incorporate a six-step growth funnel, utilize segmentation and retention, create an ambassador’s program, outline the metrics and KPIs necessary for growth, ensure a steady stream of revenue with over 14 prospecting and recapture tactics, plus receive a plethora of campaign ideas for any size organization.

About the Author: Jen Newmeyer, CFRE is a digital fundraising strategist specializing in integrated campaigns and online engagement. Through her groundbreaking work and creative approaches during her 15+ year tenure, she’s raised over $10 million in online revenue for nonprofit organizations. She provides workshops and services in areas such as the growth funnel, ambassador programs, creative campaign approaches, and tactics related to acquisition, retention, and segmentation. She is the founder of CharityJen, providing support and resources to nonprofits, and host of CharityChats, a meetup group aimed at helping professionals solve their most pressing problems. Jen is the Director of Director of Digital Fundraising Strategy at PBS and serves on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Greater Philadelphia Chapter. She is a Certified Fundraising Executive through CFRE International. Learn more at www.charityjen.com. Follow Jen on Twitter at @charityjen.

The Digital Fundraising Blueprint: How to Raise More Money Online for Your Nonprofit

by Jeremy Haselwood

Written by a fundraiser for fundraisers. The Digital Fundraising Blueprint provides a one-stop resource for nonprofits to use when it comes to raising more money online. The strategies and tactics contained in this book are the exact same ones used by the author, a digital fundraising consultant, that helped raise over $100 million for nonprofits. Now, you have access to the same tips and frameworks, which can power your nonprofit to do more good in the world. This book goes into detail about raising money via website content, email, social media, social media ads, search engine marketing, online display ads, mobile, and more! In addition, this book is loaded with tips that you can immediately put into place to incrementally generate more money for your nonprofit.

About the Author: Jeremy Haselwood is a marketing and business expert with over 20 years of experience working with commercial brands like Coca-Cola and nonprofits like The Salvation Army. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Georgia State University and a MBA from Kennesaw State University. Jeremy led digital strategies for nonprofit organizations in the realm of human services, animal care, healthcare, food banks, rescue missions, disaster response and more. His experience with nonprofits steered him to create the Digital Fundraising Blueprint online course and this book. He also created an online community for nonprofit fundraising professionals called Fundraisers Unite (www.FundraisersUnite.com), where he provides monthly courses and templates to help improve online fundraising.