Bibliography and Resources

Course materials are the responsibility of the program participant and are not included in the program cost. Required and suggested readings for each course are listed below. Additional articles, reference materials or e-resources may be suggested by the individual seminar instructor.

Nurturing Generous Congregations and Organizations

  1. Collins, Jim. Good to Great and the Social Sectors: Why Business Thinking is Not the Answer. HarperCollins, 2005*
  2. Heath, Dan and Chip.Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard. Crown Business, 2010.
  3. Heifetz, Ronald. The Practice of Adaptive Leadership. Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World. Harvard Business Press, 2009.
  4. Kotter, John. Leading Change. Harvard Business Review Press, 2012.
  5. Pohl, Christine. Living Into Community: Cultivating Practices that Sustain Us. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2011. pp. 1-57. 
  6. Williams, Karla. Leading the Fundraising Charge: The Role of the Nonprofit Executive. Wiley, 2013.

Shaping a Theology of Money

  1. Dorff, Elliot N. The Way Into Tikkum Olam: Repairing the World. Jewish Lights Publishing, 2005
  2. Johnson, Luke Timothy. The Life of Faith and the Faithful Use of Possessions. (PDF available through Lake Institute)*
  3. Johnson, Luke Timothy. Sharing Possessions: What Faith Demands, 2nd edition. Eerdmans, 2010.
  4. Pelikan, Jaroslav. "Stewardship of Money in the Early Church," in Good and Faithful Servant. St. Vladimir's Press, 2003.
  5. Vacek, SJ, Edward. "A Catholic Theology of Philanthropy." Religious Giving for the Love of God, ed. David Smith (Indiana University Press, 2010), 99-124.
  6. Wheeler, Sondra. "Freely Give" in Religious Giving: For Love of God. Indiana University Press, 2010.
  7. Witherington III, Benjamin. Jesus and Money: A Guide for Times of Financial Crisis. Brazo Press, 2012.

Fundraising as Ministry

  1. Christopher, J. Cliff. Not Your Parents' Offering Plate: A New Vision for Financial Stewardship. Abingdon, 2008.
  2. Conway, Daniel. Advancing the Mission of the Church: Best Practices in Stewardship and Development for Catholic Organizations. St. Catherine of Siena Press, 2009.
  3. Nouwen, Henri. Spirituality of Fundraising. Upper Room, 2000*
  4. Robinson, Anthony B. Stewardship for Vital Congregations. Pilgrim Press, 2011.

Nurturing Generous Donors

  1. Schervish, Paul and Keith Whitaker. Wealth and the Will of God: Discerning the Use of Riches in Serving the Ultimate Purpose. Indiana University Press, 2010.
  2. Salamon, Julie. Rambam's Ladder: A Meditation on Generosity and Why it is Necessary to Give. Workman Publishing, 2003*
  3. Arrillaga-Andreesen, Laura. Giving 2.0: Transform Your Giving and Our World. Jossey-Bass, 2011.

* Required reading