Best Non-Governmental Organization Policy Books
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1. Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance
Author: by Edgar Villanueva
Published at: Berrett-Koehler Publishers (October 16, 2018)
Decolonizing Wealth is a provocative analysis of the dysfunctional colonial dynamics at play in philanthropy and finance. Award-winning philanthropy executive Edgar Villanueva draws from the traditions from the Native way to prescribe the medicine for restoring balance and healing our divides.
Though it seems counterintuitive, the philanthropic industry has evolved to mirror colonial structures and reproduces hierarchy, ultimately doing more harm than good. After 14 years in philanthropy, Edgar Villanueva has seen past the field’s glamorous, altruistic faade, and into its shadows: the old boy networks, the savior complexes, and the internalized oppression among the “house slaves,” and those select few people of color who gain access.
All these funders reflect and perpetuate the same underlying dynamics that divide Us from Them and the haves from have-nots. In equal measure, he denounces the reproduction of systems of oppression while also advocating for an orientation towards justice to open the floodgates for a rising tide that lifts all boats.
2. Systems Thinking For Social Change: A Practical Guide to Solving Complex Problems, Avoiding Unintended Consequences, and Achieving Lasting Results
Author: by David Peter Stroh
Published at: Chelsea Green Publishing; Illustrated edition (October 16, 2015)
Donors, leaders of nonprofits, and public policy makers usually have the best of intentions to serve society and improve social conditions. But often their solutions fall far short of what they want to accomplish and what is truly needed. Moreover, the answers they propose and fund often produce the opposite of what they want over time.
We end up with temporary shelters that increase homelessness, drug busts that increase drug-related crime, or food aid that increases starvation. How do these unintended consequences come about and how can we avoid them? By applying conventional thinking to complex social problems, we often perpetuate the very problems we try so hard to solve, but it is possible to think differently, and get different results.
Systems Thinking for Social Change enables readers to contribute more effectively to society by helping them understand what systems thinking is and why it is so important in their work. It also gives concrete guidance on how to incorporate systems thinking in problem solving, decision making, and strategic planning without becoming a technical expert.
3. The Systems Thinker: Essential Thinking Skills For Solving Problems, Managing Chaos, and Creating Lasting Solutions in a Complex World (The Systems Thinker Series)
Author: by Albert Rutherford
Published at: Independently published (September 23, 2018)
Find the optimal solutions to your problems. Gain a deep understanding of the what, why, how, when, how much questions of your life. Become a Systems Thinker and discover how to approach your life from a completely new perspective. What is systems thinking?
Put it simply, thinking about how things interact with one another. Why should this matter to you? Because you are a system. You are a part of smaller and larger systems your community, your country, your species. Understanding your role within these systems and how these systems affect, hinder, or aid the fulfillment of your life can lead you to better answers about yourself and the world.
Information is the most precious asset these days. Evaluating that information correctly is almost priceless. Systems thinkers are some of the bests in collecting and assessing information, as well as creating impactful solutions in any context. The Systems Thinker will help you to implement systems thinking at your workplace, human relations, and everyday thinking habits.
4. The Systems Thinker – Analytical Skills: Level Up Your Decision Making, Problem Solving, and Deduction Skills. Notice The Details Others Miss. (The Systems Thinker Series)
Author: by Albert Rutherford
Published at: Independently published (July 28, 2019)
Enhance your logic, reason, judgment, and wisdom. Increase your ability to create concise and reasoned arguments using data and evidence, to get a genuine conclusion. The Systems Thinker Analytical Skills aims to raise the level of your mental performance by focusing on the fundamentals of how to use your mind effectively.
This book will show you how to:Increase your ability to analyze problems and to comprehend what you read, hear, experience in a logical manner. Examine the logical structure of good and bad reasoning. Look at what type of evidence are decisions commonly based on.
Detect common fallacies and rhetorical and psychological factors that can influence your thinking. The book presents the methods that good problem solvers use in understanding complex ideas. It provides practice in applying these methods to a variety of comprehension, analytical, and reasoning questions.
It also includes a number of logical thinking problems to hone your logical thinking skills. Use these intellectual skills to analyze anything you might think about – questions, problems, disciplines. The most widely used forms of analysis. Guidance and practice to monitor your thoughts with the help of intellectual tools.
5. Precision Bowhunting: A Year-Round Approach to Taking Mature Whitetails
Author: by John Eberhart
Published at: Stackpole Books; 1St Edition (July 25, 2005)
Another must-have title from the authors of the bestselling Bowhunting Pressured Whitetails (0-8117-2819-6) Lays out a hunting program for the entire year, including preparation and training during the off-season Especially useful for hunting high-pressure areas and it explains how to best take advantage of the rut Father-and-son team John and Chris Eberhart have joined once again to share cutting-edge information and advice on hunting whitetail bucks in increasingly hard-hunted environments.
Their year-long program starts early in the off-season, where careful scouting, training, and planning create the foundation for a successful hunting year. Then, once the fall rolls around, the authors explain the scent control and scouting tactics that have helped them to bag trophy bucks in some of the most pressured parts of the country.
They also cover hunting in the rain, suburban hunting, and various other special situations. Packed with vital information and fresh insights, Precision Bowhunting belongs on the bookshelf of every serious bowhunter.
6. Unmasking Administrative Evil
Author: by Danny L. Balfour
Published at: Routledge; 5th edition (August 14, 2019)
The relationship between evil and public affairs, as well as other fields and professions in public life, has come to the fore as institutions of government seek new ways to operate in an environment of extreme mistrust. Unmasking Administrative Evil, 5th Edition argues that the tendency toward administrative evil, as manifested in acts of dehumanization and genocide, is deeply woven into the identity of public affairs.
Indeed, ordinary people may simply act appropriately in their organizational rolein essence, just doing what those around them would agree they should be doingand at the same time, participate in what a critical and reasonable observer, usually well after the fact, would call evil.
Even worse, under conditions of moral inversion, ordinary people can all too easily engage in acts of administrative evil while believing that what they are doing is not only correct, but in fact, good. This 5th edition offers important updates, including: A thorough discussion of contemporary virtue ethics as the field has evolved to offer an alternative to technical/rational ethics.
7. DREAMS AND VISIONS: Is Jesus Awakening the Muslim World?
Author: by Tom Doyle
Published at: Thomas Nelson; 40909th edition (September 3, 2012)
Travel to the heart of the Middle East to meet new believers who have truly been touched by Jesus in the most miraculous way, through their nightly dreams. What would you do if Jesus appeared to you in a dream?
What if He came to you in a vision and told you to follow Him? What if these visions continued for over thirty days?Would you believe? Would you put your trust in him? Would you devote your life to him?
Would you if you were Muslim? Pastor Tom Doyle has spent eleven years as a full-time missionary in the Middle East and Central Asia, spreading the word of Jesus Christ. Throughout his journey he has encountered a staggering number of Muslims who were first introduced to Jesus through a vision or dream so powerful that they eventually turned from their lifelong religion of Islam and embraced Christ as their Savior.
Despite living in a culture where converting to Christianity can result in execution, these former Muslims have found hope, peace, and inspiration that comes from knowing Christ. Their stories will amaze you. Jesus is reaching out to the Muslims and they are responding.
8. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace – One School at a Time
Author: by Greg Mortenson
Published at: Penguin Books (January 30, 2007)
The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban’s backyard Anyone who despairs of the individual’s power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan’s treacherous K2, was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers and promised to build them a school.
Over the next decade he built fifty-five schoolsespecially for girlsthat offer a balanced education in one of the most isolated and dangerous regions on earth. As it chronicles Mortenson’s quest, which has brought him into conflict with both enraged Islamists and uncomprehending Americans, Three Cups of Tea combines adventure with a celebration of the humanitarian spirit.
9. Killing Christians: Living the Faith Where It's Not Safe to Believe
Author: by Tom Doyle
Thomas Nelson (March 3, 2015)
Could you retain your faith even if it meant losing your life? Your family’s lives? To many Christians in the Middle East today, a momentary, light affliction means enduring only torture instead of martyrdom. The depth of oppression Jesus followers suffer is unimaginable to most Western Christians.
Yet, it is an everyday reality for those who choose faith over survival in Syria, Iran, Egypt, Lebanon, and other countries hostile to the Gospel of Christ. In Killing Christians, Tom Doyle takes readers to the secret meetings, the torture rooms, the grim prisons, and even the executions that are the calling of countless Muslims-turned-Christians.
Each survivor longs to share with brothers and sisters on the outside what Christ has taught them. Killing Christians is their message to readers who still enjoy freedom to practice their faith. None would wish their pain and suffering on those who do not have to brave such misery, but the richness gained through their remarkable trials are deliveredoften in their own wordsthrough this book.
10. Thinking in Systems and Mental Models: Think Like a Super Thinker. Primer to Learn the Art of Making a Great Decision and Solving Complex Problems. Chaos Theory, Science of Thinking for Social Change
Author: by Marcus P. Dawson
Published at: Independently published (August 13, 2020)
Do you want to understand the roles of thinking in systems and how they affect, hinder, or aid in fulfilling your life? Do you want to increase your thinking skills and build effective mental models? Just as every node on a network contributes to the final result, every action of a member of a particular organizational system contributes to the outcome.
Without a broad view of interconnectedness, our problem-solving skills are limited and short-sighted, and our abilities to make long-term, beneficial decisions are hampered. If we only look to the immediate and the superficial, we forget that we rely on the smallest of parts.
If we don’t acknowledge our interdependence’s complexity, then we are doomed to replicate a system that will ultimately fail. Awareness of our interconnectedness is key to solving the biggest and most complex problems we face in contemporary society. The real question is not whether we should use systems thinking, but which of the many ideas, approaches, and techniques currently associated with the field of systems thinking are most useful in specific settings.
11. The Elements of Thinking in Systems: Use Systems Archetypes to Understand, Manage, and Fix Complex Problems and Make Smarter Decisions (The Systems Thinker Series)
Author: by Albert Rutherford
Published at: Independently published (January 22, 2019)
Would you like to have better solutions to your problems? Struggling to understand why things went wrong when you did everything right? The Elements of Systems Thinking can help you with these problems. Systems surround us and we might not even be aware of it.
Your household is a system. The bakery on the corner is a system. Your class at school, your department at work, and your weekend soccer team made of wholehearted dads is a system too. You are a vital part of more complex systems like your country, the economy, or the world; learn about their changing nature, and find optimal solutions to problems related to them.
The world is more connected than ever thanks to innovations like telephone, television, computers, and internet. The way we sense reality changed significantly. Using conventional thinking to understand the world as it functions today is not enough. We need to know the elements of systems thinking to see beyond simple cause-effect connections.
This book will help you to find strategic solutions to every complex, modern problem. The Elements of Systems Thinking focuses on the nine fundamental system archetypes; our mental models related to them, and the step-by-step implication methods to fix them.
12. Think in Systems: The Art of Strategic Planning, Effective Problem Solving, And Lasting Results
Author: by Zoe McKey
Published at: Independently published (November 21, 2019)
Get out of that rut. Find long-term solution to your problems. We have the best of intentions to improve our conditions, but often our solutions fall short of improving our lives. Our best efforts can result in the opposite of what we want over time.
If we apply conventional thinking to complex issues, we often maintain or feed the very problems we want to fix. How to avoid this trap? I will tell you in this book. Think in Systems is a concise information manual offering high-level, strategic problem solving methods for personal and global issues.
The book presents the main features of systems thinking in an understandable, everyday manner, helping you to develop the skill top analysts and world leaders use. Your life is a system. Everything that is connected to your system (life) is a part of it.
Your town, country, the world, the solar system are all bigger systems you are a part of. These systems are interconnected. Whatever you do will affect the system and whatever the system does will affect your life. Systems can have positive and negative effect on your life or on life of people generally.
13. QAnon: An Objective Guide to Understand QAnon, The Deep State and Related Conspiracy Theories: The Great Awakening Explained
Author: by Michael D. Quinn
Published at: Independently published (September 22, 2020)
This book has the goal of providing people with an overall detailed understanding of QAnon and main stream concepts which are related. The world has been manipulated for decades through fake news spread by media with the goal of having a global slave state.
In this book the following concepts will be explained: Social Manipulation, Digital Soldiers, Numerology, NWO, Prophecy, The Illuminati, One World Reserve Currency, 5G and Covid-19 conspiracy theories. This is the perfect book to satisfy your curiosity as an intelligent member of the society and also to give as a gift to family and friends to awaken them to what is actually happening within our government system and the world as we know it.
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14. Three Cups of Deceit: How Greg Mortenson, Humanitarian Hero, Lost His Way
Author: by Jon Krakauer
Published at: Anchor; 1st edition (July 1, 2011)
Greg Mortenson, the bestselling author of Three Cups of Tea, is a man who has built a global reputation as a selfless humanitarian and children’s crusader, and he’s been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. But, as Jon Krakauer demonstrates in this extensively researched and penetrating book, he is not all that he appears to be.
Based on wide-ranging interviews with former employees, board members, and others who have intimate knowledge of Mortenson and his charity, the Central Asia Institute, Three Cups of Deceit uncovers multiple layers of deception behind Mortenson’s public image. Was his crusade really inspired by a desire to repay the kindness of villagers who nursed him back to health when he became lost on his descent down K2?
Was he abducted and held for eight days by the Taliban? Has his charity built all of the schools that he has claimed? This book is a passionately argued plea for the truth, and a tragic tale of good intentions gone very wrong.
100% of Jon Krakauer’s proceeds from the sale of Three Cups of Deceit will be donated to the Stop Girl Trafficking project at the American Himalayan Foundation (www. Himalayan-foundation. Org/live/project/stopgirltrafficking).
15. Grant Writing: The Complete Workbook for Writing Grant Proposals that Win
Author: by Mary Gladstone-Highland
Published at: Independently published (February 6, 2020)
Do you have an excellent project idea but lack the funding to make it happen? Grants supply financial support, but many people struggle with the process. Grant Writing: The Complete Workbook for Writing Grant Proposals that Win by Mary Gladstone-Highland, Certified Fund Raising Executive and Founder of Spark Group LLC, a nonprofit consulting firm, answers your grant questions in a way that is easy to understand and sets you up for success so that your project ideas become a reality.
It encourages you to ask the right questions, hand-holds you through practical exercises, and offers a map that includes paths to develop strategic relationships with funders. You might be a nonprofit, educator, business or individual this workbook provides guidance to those who are new to grant writing as well as to anyone who just needs a refresher.
The book provides answers to many of the questions that arise during the grant writing process. From planning the project to writing the application you can find answers to questions such as:What is a grant?Who can apply? Where do I find grant opportunities?
16. Trilaterals Over Washington: Volumes I & II
Author: by Patrick M. Wood
Published at: Coherent Publishing; 2017th edition (May 24, 2017)
This is the documented story of the organization and members of the Trilateral Commission, founded in 1973 by David Rockefeller and Zbigniew Brzezinski, with the specific purpose of creating a “New International Economic Order”. With an small but powerful international membership hand-picked by an executive committee, Commissioners asserted undue influence over America, Japan and Europe.
In 1976, Trilateral members James Earl Carter and Walter Mondale were elected to head the Executive Branch in the U.S., thus starting a 40 year hegemony over the greatest economic nation on earth. American influence and position was used to reform international trade, promote globalization and interdependence among nations.
European Trilateral members were then instrumental in using the United Nations to create a doctrine of Sustainable Development and Green Economy: See Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation (Wood, 2015) for details. Originally written in 1979-1980, Trilaterals Over Washington quickly became a best-seller and over the course of about two years, sold over 75,000 copies internationally.