Great New Book: The Pollyanna Principles

The Pollyanna PrinciplesI have a been enjoying a real treat: Hildy Gottlieb's latest book The Pollyanna Principles.

This is a pretty amazing book. But we've come to expect that from Hildy!

In The Pollyanna Principles, Hildy moves beyond simply telling how to run a nonprofit. She questions the very assumptions that undergird our current economic reality.

And she challenges us to create a better world.

I'm only in the early part of Part II, in the middle of her description of the Pollyanna Principles. So far, the biggest problem with this book is: do I read it quickly or slowly? I want to take in her whole perspective so I want to read the book really fast but I want take the time to underline everything and savor the writing!

If you're looking for a run-of-the-mill book on direct mail or major giving, this isn't it. If you're looking for a book about how you can use your organization to be the change in your community and the world, you need to get a copy of The Pollyanna Principles.

This book is so new, it's not yet available at Amazon. But you can get it at:

About Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman is the CEO of The Concord Leadership Group, the author of Ask Without Fear! and director of The Nonprofit Academy. A coach to leaders around the world, Marc's expertise and enthusiasm engages audiences and has caught the attention of media organizations as diverse as Al Jazeera and Fox News. Marc’s experience also includes pastoring a Vineyard church, managing a gubernatorial campaign, and teaching internet marketing and fundraising at colleges and universities. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook.
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