Book Club

Nonprofit Book Club

The CFJC’s Nonprofit Book Club has read and discussed 8 books together, and we welcome you to join us for Book #9! This opportunity is open to anyone – donors, nonprofit partners, and community members. The Nonprofit Book Club is an informal space for professional development, networking, and learning. We hope you can join us.

Join Us This Fall - Brene Brown's "Dare to Lead"

This fall we will read and discuss Brene Brown’s “Dare to Lead,” a professional development book focused on leadership.

“Leadership is not about titles, status, and wielding power. A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for recognizing the potential in people and ideas, and has the courage to develop that potential. How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and how do you embed the value of courage in your culture? In this new book, Brown uses research, stories, and examples to answer these questions in the no-BSstyle that millions of readers have come to expect and love.”

We will split reading into three sections and meet virtually via Zoom at the dates below (Sept. 7, 21, & Oct. 5) to discuss the identified section. Please register for each section individually, and know that if you have to miss one or more sessions, or don’t get reading complete you are still welcome to join us!

We hope you will join us for this educational, fun opportunity to meet and learn with colleagues from around the county. Our Book Club is a casual, conversational, engaging space for connection and learning together. Have questions? Email

Get your book today! A list of local bookstores is available here if you’d like to shop local.


Resources mentioned in discussion and shared by book club members:

Dare to Lead (Brene Brown)

Philanthropy Revolution (Lisa Greer)

The Light We Carry (Michelle Obama)

Changing the World Without Losing Your Mind (Alex Counts)

The Last Suspicious Holdout (Laddee Hubbard)

Made to Stick (Chip & Dan Heath)

Make the Impossible, Possible (Bill Strickland)

No More Duct Tape Fundraising: A Nonprofit Leaders Guide to Raising More Money (Rachel Ramjatten)

Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership (Joan Garry)