Resources

Here are a few books Julie has recommended to her clients:

Rambam’s Ladder: A Meditation on Generosity, or Why It Is Necessary to Give

Rambam’s Ladder: A Meditation on Generosity, or Why It Is Necessary to Give by Julie Salamon.

Inspired by her experiences following 9-11 in New York City, Ms. Salamon discusses the rungs of philosopher Maimonides’ ladder of philanthropy which form the basis of the Judeo-Christian philanthropic traditions, looking at fundraising through the eyes of the donor.

A Spirituality of Fundraising by Henri J. M. Nouwen.

A Spirituality of Fundraising by Henri J. M. Nouwen.  

Philosopher, pastor, and  professor Nouwen articulates the various aspects of fundraising for a cause that serves humanity as a form of ministry in the world, not just a distasteful means to a beneficial end.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey.  

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
It’s not enough to do good things: you must be effective to accomplish your goals, whether you’re raising children or leading a multi-national corporation.  This basic guide to developing your inner resources as well as external skills lays a good foundation for a strategic approach to planning, leading an organization, or simply managing your own life.

If Aristotle Ran General Motors: The New Soul of Business by Tom Morris.  
If Aristotle Ran General Motors: The New Soul of Business by Tom Morris.

Philosopher Morris uses four “transcendentals” of Aristotle—Truth, Beauty, Goodness, and Unity—as a jumping-off point for discussing how to improve the experience of your employees as well as the success of your business by “reinventing corporate spirit.”

Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business by Danny Meyer.  

Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business by Danny Meyer.
No, not only a description of how to run a successful restaurant, this book by Manhattan restaurateur Meyer has applications for all businesses, whether for profit or not.  His advice: “set the table” for your employees and the customers will come and be loyal ones; that is, success starts with your own people first.
The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life

The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander.  

An orchestra conductor and his social worker wife share with the reader their dialogue about adopting twelve Zen-like practices to invite possibility into our lives on a daily basis.
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