NonProfit Excellence


Strategies for a Challenging World”  

give you and your organization?

• Practical advice about recognizing and managing the challenges nonprofits face 

• Best practice tips on leadership, mergers, grantmaking, and strategic planning

• Advice for grantseekers about foundations and working with grantmakers 

• Guidance about how to build and maintain effective boards of directors and committees

• Tips for thoughtful and effective grantmaking

• A toolkit of policies, documents, and planning aids that are essential for today’s nonprofit organizations. 


This book of practical essays by Louis J. Beccaria, Ph.D. and Constance Carter, CFRE is filled with scores of helpful best-practice tips about leadership and grantmaking that have been learned through many years working with hundreds of nonprofit organizations and their leaders. Whether readers are new to the nonprofit sector or have decades of experience as a board member,  volunteer or staff member, this book will challenge your thinking and offer new ways of approaching old problems. 


The price for 1 book is $19.95

(Discounts available for the purchase of multiple copies!)

To order, contact Lou Beccaria: at 610-283-8278 or use this contact form.

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“Nonprofits speak a language all their own. Nonprofit Excellence: Strategies for a Challenging World captures our realities and challenges plus provides guidance on how to be a better organization. The fact that our Board members and Leadership Team each have a copy of this wonderful resource enables us to have a shared understanding and vocabulary to continually improve as we work to fulfill our mission.”           

             With gratitude, Kris Keller, Executive Director, Orion Communities

My Journey In Philanthropy

This book has been many years in the making.  It is a book in three parts.  The first part, the Memoir section, deals with the influences in my life that guided me into the field of philanthropy.  It tells about the ups and downs, the straight  lines and the detours involved in achieving my philanthropy career.


The second section, Reflective Essays, relates 14 essays on different aspects of both sides of the philanthropy field – the asking and the giving sides.  It contains the definition and the description of a newly-coined word  by me– “philanthropoid” – that, in itself, I think, you will find a bit humorous.


The third section, True Stories, contains 32 brief, vignette stories that have actually happened on both sides of philanthropy.  These stories are humorous, quirky, unusual, and even emotionally moving in a few cases.  They will point out that the field of philanthropy is not the totally serious, uneventful, somber, sedate endeavor that many people think it is.


If you would like to order this book, please use the form above or call me.