Management, Management & leadership

Breakthrough Thinking for Nonprofit Organizations

All charity sector managers, whether you oversee a small team or a whole department, will find something in this book to challenge them to be the best they can be.

Breakthrough Thinking for Nonprofit Organizations book cover

Are you a good charity sector manager? You may well be, but ‘good’ is no longer enough.

That’s the controversial foundation from which the authors of this guide challenge managers to break out of ‘good’, and pursue the very best.

In today’s challenging and competitive not-for-profit sector, only the breakthrough managers will help organisations to achieve their goals.

You and your organisation deserve nothing less. Are you ready for the challenge?

Who should buy this book?

All charity sector managers, whether you oversee a small team or a whole department, will find something in this book to challenge them to be the best they can be.

Anyone working in the charity sector, including volunteers, will find this an inspiring and challenging read.

What does it cover?

The book offers a comprehensive toolbox of ideas, challenging you to raise your game, to over-achieve your goals and to make comprehensive and long-lasting leaps in your performance.

  • Think in new and creative ways to make your organisation first class.
  • Change your whole mental attitude to your work and your role.
  • Features how-to advice that’s easy to follow, with clear examples.
  • Usher in a new era of super-effectiveness for charities.

‘Fundraisers at every level will find Bernard Ross and Clare Segal’s ideas on how to improve their fundraising exciting and stimulating.’ Cathlene Williams, Ph.D., senior director, education and research programme, Assiociation of Fundraising Professionals


‘As head of the private sector and public affairs service of a major U.N. organization, I need to constantly look for new management and fundraising ideas on how to tackle the major challenges we face to alleviate the suffering of the refugees we care for. This book is full of outstanding ideas on how to improve our day-to-day performance. I have only one piece of advice to give: Do not go to bed tonight without having read this exceptional book!’ Pierre Bernard Le Bas, director of the private sector& public affairs service, UNHCR

About the Authors

Bernard Ross

Bernard is founder director of =mc  and an internationally regarded expert in strategic thinking, organisational change and personal effectiveness. He works in Europe, USA, Africa and South America.

He has worked for a wide range of not-for-profit organisations since 1990 including in the UK with British Red Cross, NSPCC, Macmillan Cancer, British Film Institute and a number of universities.

Breakthrough Thinking for Non-Profit Organizations, co-authored with Clare Segal, was voted Best Non Profit Book in the USA 2004 – the first time Europeans have won this award. He has also author of Influential Fundraiser: Using the Psychology of Persuasion to Achieve Outstanding Results.

Clare Segal

Clare is a founder director of =mc and specialises in communication – especially helping organisations and individuals to develop impact and communicate their strategies and ambitions. She is an accredited MBTI coach, author of three books including Breakthrough Thinking for Non-Profit Organizations

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