At Mission Charlotte, our goal is to provide as many resources as possible to help nonprofits become healthy and sustainable. Ultimately, God’s Word is the foundation and filter for all we do. The following is an additional list of recommended reading and vocabulary that we are certain will add value to your ministry.

Recommended Reading:


Boards That Make a Difference: A New Design for Leadership in Nonprofit and Public Organizations, John Carver


Mission Drift: The Unseen Crisis Facing Leaders, Charities, and Churches, Peter Greer and Chris Horst


Owning Up: The 14 Questions Every Board Member Needs to Ask, Ram Charan


Pursuing God’s Will Together, Ruth Haley Barton


Spiritual Danger of Doing Good, Peter Greer


Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership, Ruth Haley Barton


The Board and the CEO, Peter Greer and David Weekley


The Imperfect Board Member, Jim Brown


The Life You’ve Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People, John Ortberg


The Steward Leader, Scott Rodin


“Leading With Intent: 2017 National Index of Board Practices,” BoardSource


“The Nonprofit Toolkit,” Robert Andringa


“The Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards,” Richard T. Ingram, National Center for Nonprofit Boards

Organizational Effectiveness

Break Through: Unleashing the Power of a Proven Plan, Randon Samleson


Good to Great and the Social Sectors, Jim Collins


Rocket Fuel, Gino Wickman and Mark Winters


Rooting for Rivals, Peter Greer and Chris Horst


The Nonprofit Board Answer Book, Robert Andringa and Ted Engstrom


Traction, Gino Wickman


The Choice, Gary Hoag, Scott Rodin and Wesley Willmer


The Sower: Redefining the Ministry of Raising Kingdom Resources, Scott Rodin and Gary Hoag


A Spirituality of Fundraising, Henri Nouwen


Coaching Your Champions, Eric Foley


The Gift and the Giver, Peter Greer and David Weekley


The Treasure Principle, Randy Alcorn


“How Nonprofits Get Really Big,” William Foster and Gail Fine, Stanford Social Innovation Review

Industry Resources

BoardSource:  Strategy and planning documents, graphics, roles & board-focused materials

ECFA:  Everything you need to know about nonprofit financial accountability

HOPE International:  Organizational documents — everything from fundraising philosophy to board governance to spiritual integration from a peer nonprofit

NC Center for Nonprofits:  Webinars and resources for starting and maintaining a nonprofit