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May 24, 2010

Summer Reading

Many of the organizations I know have donors who mysteriously disappear for months on end in the summer. (Who are these people? What are they doing? And how do I become one of them?) Most of my pals, on the other hand, take a few weeks off and generally keep working through the summer but count on a sort of slow-down so many of us need in these hectic times.

For me, summer’s a great time to try and squeeze in some extra time to read. I’m usually reading a few books at once, trying to mix personal and professional interests. Here’s what’s on my summer reading list:

“The Nonprofit Marketing Guide” by Kivi Leroux Miller. Most nonprofit communicators know Kivi from her terrific blog and her consulting work. I’m looking forward to digging in to her new book.

The Networked Nonprofit” by Beth Kanter and Allison Fine also looks terrific. Get a sneak peak of it here, on Beth’s Blog

Social Media Success” by Janet Fout (a self-described ‘social media enabler’) also looks great and, from the bit I’ve already read, seems like a must-read for nonprofit communicators.

Just for fun, I’m also listening to the audiobook of “The Girl Who Played with Fire”- the second in Stieg Larson’s mystery series. The first is “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” which is a great beach read/listen: a compelling mystery that’s actually well-written without too much extraneous garbage and compelling characters.

What’s on your reading list?