April Reading

April 2001
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber
This book has been highly recommended to me. A great book for helping small business owners think like business owners instead self-employed people.

Gathering the Next Generation: Essays on the Formation and Ministry of GenX Priests by Nathan Humphrey
The essays in this book are about an exciting movement within the Episcopal Church (and the Church at large). GenXers are definitely cool. Check out
GTNG’s website.

The Prayer of Jabez: Breaking Through to the Blessed Life by Bruce H. Wilkinson
I’ve heard of this book from so many people I finally had to buy it. It’s a great reminder that we serve a BIG God so we ought to pray big prayers.

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You by John C. Maxwell
Maxwell’s books are easy to read and full of great information. This book is definitley not an academic textbook but it’s obvious he’s writing from years of experience.

The Brethren by John Grisham
Just finished my two MA classes so I’m treating myself to another work of fiction! Pretty good book. It’s seriously impacted how I view politics!

Ragged Dick and Struggling Upward (Penguin Classics)
by Horatio Alger, Jr.

Alger’s no Shakespeare but he never claimed to be. He’s inspired more boys to greatness than almost anyone else. These stories are great and I can’t wait for my son to read them.

Targeted Fund Raising: Defining and Refining Your Development Strategy
by Judith E. Nichols

Another one that’s been on my shelf. Though some of the stats are 10 years old, the principles are still valid.

Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. The author of "Ask Without Fear!®," he is the founder of The Concord Leadership Group and FundraisingCoach.com. He's also the executive director of TheNonprofitAcademy.com and an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook. To get his free ebook on 21 ways to get board members engaged with fundraising, go to http://thenonprofitacademy.com/21waysebook

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