The Strategy Workout: The 10 Tried-and-Tested Steps That Will Build Your Strategic Thinking Skills
Any book by globally reknowned fundraising and marketing fundi, Bernard Ross, is worth reading. His latest title, with Clare Segal is no exception.
The Stratgey Workout takes strategic planning to a new level while written in an accessible and easy to follow style. Bernard and Clare consult around the world and have helped the most dynamic non-profits in numerous countries in planning their successful strategies. They share their experiences in this outstanding book.
Raise your leaders
By Jenny Handley
Refreshingly, Raise your leaders is not just another how-to leadership guide! It is a revolutionary manual that will guide leaders to grow leaders. It is the ideal programme for leaders to give to their team, to work through with them, or for self-propelled and ambitious individuals to tackle on their own. The book takes the reader on a quest that addresses preparation for leadership, gives useful and practical tips for the practice of leadership and addresses the changing face of work and future of leadership. Quotes, video clips, anecdotes and 10 point plans will propel NPO team members into questioning, dialogue, debate and action. The best book in South Africa, by a South African, to guide the development of our leaders of tomorrow, while also invaluable to all leaders today!
Raise your Game
By Jenny Handley and Gavin Cowley
An outstanding book by two outstanding people! Raise your Game, shares lessons and life skills learnt from business and sport, outlining winning strategies for aspirant South Africans. It draws from Gavin’s vast experience in the field of business and marketing, from 17 years as a top level sportsperson and as a rugby commentator, and from Jenny’s marketing, entrepreneurial, brand-building and public relations experience.
This book acknowledges that everyone needs a hand up, not a hand out. Many individuals find themselves in organisations without a natural mentor, and lack proper integration into a working environment. Raise your Game offers guidance, inspiration and the opportunity for personal development. It may be for those in their career starting blocks, or someone changing direction of play when elevated to a fresh working environment, or into a more senior position of responsibility.
Sporting anecdotes, famous quotes, a ‘to do’ component and the theme of sport, add flavour to each chapter, ensuring a lively informative read. It is devised to be practical, encouraging readers to apply the words, rather than to simply read and digest them.
By Bernard Ross & Clare Segal
Bernard Ross is one of the most sought after fundraising consultants in the world. His clients include Oxfam, Greenpeace and UNICEF. This award winning book will guide NPO managers and board members in transforming their thinking and improve their performance to meet the ever increasing challenges of the NPO sector.
The book demonstrates how and why some organisations achieve extraordinary results and provides practical tools that can be emulated in one’s own NPO. The authors demonstrate how to set breakthrough goals, identify sources of creativity, overcome creativity-killing mindsets – all in the interests of sustaining a high-performance culture to, amongst other benefits, substantially fund an NPO.
Choosing and Using Consultants
by John Baguley
Hiring a consultant can be a big decision. There are cost implications, implications for staff, implications for the organisation.Includes:
- When You Need a Consultant
- What a Consultant Can and Cannot Do for You
- Finding a Consultant
- Choosing the Consultant
- Hiring the Consultant
- Managing the Consultancy
- When Things Go Well
- When Things Go Badly
- Interim Management
- Change Management
by Jan Hatch
Everyone has to endure meetings. They are a constant part of nonprofit life, indeed, a constant part of business life.Includes:
- Why Hold Meetings
- Elements of Successful Meetings
- Types of Meetings
- Steps for Holding Meetings
- Chairing a Meeting
- Attending a Meeting
by Caroline Hukins
Hiring staff is a necessary part of the management of an organisation. This Guide will help ensure you obtain the best staff for the job and avoid costly mistakes.Includes:
- Planning for Staff Turnover
- The Recruitment Process
- Advertising a Vacancy
- The Application Pack
- The Selection Decision
- Evaluating the Recruitment Process
- Legal Issues and Best Practice
Vision and Mission Statements
by Helen Carter
Vision Statements and Mission Statements can be useful vehicles for ensuring that an organisation knows where it is and where it’s going. Or they can be a waste of time and effort
This Guide will ensure having a Vision Statement and Mission Statement is worthwhile and value. Helen Carter has vast experience with preparing Vision and Mission Statements. She takes you through the process of thinking about your organisation and articulating it into appropriate statements. She then discusses the uses of these Statements both within and outside the organisation.