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By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 12, 2012

Progress on a Shoestring: Introductory Non-Profit Management

In the event your existence feels like a non-profit for some time after graduation, we delve into the important issues relating to making a difference even when you're not making a living.

• We learn to make the best with what you have right now:

Living on Angel Hair Pasta: How You CAN Live on a Thinner-Than-A-Shoestring Budget by Joy Eclaine, Discover, 2007.

Life on a Shoestring: Living Within Your Means by Julia Reece, CreateSpace, 2012.

• We look at ways to further your education and live even better, and more cheaply:

How to Go to College on a Shoe String: The Insider's Guide to Grants, Scholarships, Cheap Books, Fellowships, and Other Financial Aid Secrets by Anne Marie O'Phelan, Atlantic Publishing, 2008.

Living Homes: Stone Masonry, Log, and Strawbale Construction by Thomas Elpel, Hops Press, 2010.

• And then we delve into building your resources for the future:

Nonprofit Kit For Dummies by Stan Hutton and Frances Phillips, For Dummies, 2009.

Leap of Reason: Managing to Outcomes in an Era of Scarcity by Mario Morino, Venture Philanthropy Partners, 2011.

Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals by Darian Rodriguez Heyman, Jossey-Bass, 2011.

The Nimble Nonprofit: An Unconventional Guide to Sustaining and Growing Your Nonprofit by Trey Beck and Jacob Smith, Trey+3 Media, 2012.

Starting & Building a Nonprofit: A Practical Guide by Peri Pakroo, Nolo, 2011.

Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability by Jeanne Bell, Jan Masoaka, and Steve Zimmerman, Jossey-Bass, 2010.

• We close the semester by studying how others move from shoestrings to shoe leather.

The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy by Thomas Stanley and William Danko, Taylor Trade Publishing, 2010.

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