Steve Zimmerman, (Milwaukee, WI) M.B.A., C.P.A., is principal at Spectrum Nonprofit Services, a multi-service consulting firm specializing in business planning, strategy and financial analysis for nonprofits and foundations. An MBA and CPA, Zimmerman's previous work includes Projects Director at CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, Associate Director for Earth Island Institute, and CFO and Development Director for other community-based nonprofit organizations. In addition to his consulting and training, he writes for Blue Avocado as well as The Nonprofit Quarterly and BoardSource.
Jeanne Bell (San Francisco, CA) is CEO of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, a leading consulting, research and training firm for nonprofits. Based on her own CFO and COO experiences along with extensive consulting work, Jeanne coauthored Finance Leadership for Nonprofits (Fieldstone, 2005), and her published research work includes numerous nonprofit-oriented studies. The former Advisory Board Chair for the Institute for Nonprofit Organization Management at USF, she serves on the Alliance for Nonprofit Management board.
I'm the executive director of a small educational nonprofit and this book has revolutionized our approach to strategic planning. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Embolita
The pages of the second half of this book were torn away from the spine and it was missing 30 pages! SO unhappy and disapointed!Published 3 months ago by Sarah Kurtz
The authors provide a very good framework for CEO, CFO, and board members to strategically evaluate an NFP organization. Read morePublished 6 months ago by T. Heck
Working on sustainability plan this was very helpful. Will recommend for Board to read. Easy for everyone to comprehend and understandPublished 7 months ago by Catherine Davis
rather than a book. Essentially relabeling the Boston Consulting Group star / dog / cash cow diagram and applying it to non-profits if I understood it correctly. Read morePublished 7 months ago by BeachTunes
This approach makes sense for non profits to account for how much a program meets mission as well as the financial viability of the program. Read morePublished 9 months ago by David Grindle
easily accessible for novices, yet helpful also for veterans in the nonprofit field. concise, understandable, and relevant. lots of examples to solidify concepts.Published 12 months ago by Jenna Rose
I'm relatively new to a non-profit board and was asked to give a presentation on this concept. I was able to get through the book in a couple of sittings and prepare a few slides... Read morePublished 14 months ago by M. V. Gerstner
Jeanne Bell's book, Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability is:
* refreshingly well-written: clear, succinct and well-organized... Read more