Book Club

The Discussion Table Book Club

The CFJC’s Community Book Club has just completed our 4th book and we welcome you to join us for Book #5! This opportunity is open to anyone – donors, nonprofit partners, and community members. The Discussion Table Book Club is an informal space for professional development, networking, and learning. Our summer book is Ladee Hubbard’s “The Last Suspicious Holdout.” It is a collection of short stories chronicling poignant moments in the lives of individuals in an African American community in the South – we hope you’ll be able to join us for our discussion over the book in mid-June!

Book Club Discussions

Summer Book Club is a new format! We will be meeting just once to discuss the entirety of the book on Thursday, June 14th at 4pm at Big Grove Brewery and Taproom in Iowa City. Even if you have not finished (or started!) the reading, you are still welcome to join us! Please join our reminder mailing list and/or RSVP for the event by emailing

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:

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)