Transcendent Partnership is nominated for the 2020 Alliance for Nonprofit Management’s Terry McAdam Book Award for most inspirational and useful new book contributing to nonprofit management

Transcendent Partnership: Aligning Agendas for Collective Impact has been nominated for the Alliance for Nonprofit Management’s 2020 Terry McAdam book award! Each year, the Alliance’s Terry McAdam Book Award Committee reviews books published in the nonprofit sector, highlights the very best thinking in management, governance, and capacity building, and helps expose practitioners to new knowledge and approaches in the field.  Finalists will be notified in late July and invited to be present for the award ceremony at the national conference of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management, October 23-25, in St.Louis, Missouri.

The Terry McAdam Book Award program was established by the Nonprofit Management Association in 1987 to commemorate the work of an inspirational colleague and board member, Terry W. McAdam, who passed away at the age of 44 in 1986. The executive vice president and program director of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in Los Angeles, Terry was also the author of Careers in the Nonprofit Sector (1986) and (with Judith Scherer) Technical Assistance in New York City: A Preliminary Examination of the Nonprofit Technical Assistance Process in New York City (1977). He devoted his professional life to improving the nonprofit management field and urged those of us in the capacity-building field to write about our experiences, because he considered our voices important in improving the sector. For more information, please see:

Should she win, Mary is considering releasing the first 40 pages back story to this book. Written in 2016, Transcendent Partnership’s inspiration is a story from the streets of Flint documenting revitalization from the ground up. It tells the emotional story of how and why partnering to lead is critical to community success.