It’s that time of the year. The holidays are around the corner. People are struggling to find gifts for their loved ones or make their own Christmas lists.
I have a book-hoarding problem. I am always trying to find new things to learn, and that is often through books.
Here are some of the books that I have found to be the most helpful or informative about data, evaluation, and the non-profit sector.
Data Visualization, Reporting, and Presentations
Effective Data Visualization: The Right Chart for the Right Data by Stephanie Evergreen
Presenting Data Effectively: Communicating Your Findings for Maximum Impact by Stephanie Evergreen
Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic
slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations by Nancy Duarte
Non-Profits, Business, and Leadership
Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits by Leslie R. Crutchfield, Heather McLeod Grant, and J. Gregory Dees
The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership: A New Paradigm for Sustainable Success by Jim Dethmer, Diana Chapman, and Kaley Klemp
Design a Better Business: New Tools, Skills, and Mindset for Strategy and Innovation by Patrick Van Der Pijl, Justin Lokitz, and Lisa Kay Solomon
Evaluation and Consulting
Building Evaluation Capacity: Activities for Teaching and Training by Hallie S. Preskill and Darlene Russ-Eft
Storytelling and Influence
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences by Nancy Duarte
Illuminate: Ignite Change Through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies, and Symbols by Nancy Duarte and Patti Sanchez