Author Topic: Wrote a book on sustainable (frugal) charity management  (Read 1121 times)


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Wrote a book on sustainable (frugal) charity management
« on: January 17, 2017, 11:39:30 PM »
A year or so ago, I posted a story on the Anti-Mustachian Wall of Shame and Comedy about some spectacular financial failure I once witnessed in the non-profit sector. The story was pretty well received and it led to an extended discussion about how to set up and run a charity sustainably.

Running a sustainable charity-- something I learned how to do growing up due to family tradition-- actually dovetails nicely with Mustachianism. So I just wrote down what I knew and wound up with a book. Some of the hardcore tightwads over on the Shame and Comedy wall were kind enough to proofread it in exchange for a free copy. I tailored it to charity management in the United States because the laws differ a lot from one country to the next.

You can download free samples of Sustainable Non-Profit Management on Smashwords, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other online bookstores. It's also available on Scribd for subscribers and at public libraries that have access to Smashwords or Amazon titles.

The book has cleaner language than what I generally use on the Shame and Comedy wall, and there are fewer scatological references. But I still say lots of cruel things about stupid people. The reviewers who work in the non-profit sector also appreciated one particular concept I introduced: something called "social capital" that affects income and cash flow more than most people realize.

It turns out that the message I delivered was something a lot of people who are active in charities or churches, or who are employed by not-for-profit corporations, want very badly to hear.

Anyhow, if you want to check out the badassity, or at least take advantage of the free sample, check it out here:


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Re: Wrote a book on sustainable (frugal) charity management
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2017, 11:52:14 PM »
Thank you for the opportunity to read a sample. I look forward to finding out your take on social capital in relation to fundraising/philanthropy.

Congratulations on your book!


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Re: Wrote a book on sustainable (frugal) charity management
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2017, 01:48:28 PM »
Just downloaded the sample. I'm looking forward to reading it.

Way to go!