Call for Nominations: 23rd Annual Terry McAdam Book Award

Each year, the Alliance for Nonprofit Management reviews books published in the nonprofit sector and awards the Terry McAdam Book Award. The Alliance forms a diverse Award Committee, which seeks nominations for the most inspirational and useful new book published which makes a substantial contribution to nonprofit management. Through the Terry McAdam Book Award, thousands of technical assistance providers, and hundreds of thousands of nonprofits staff and board members, benefit from the very best thinking and ideas in management and governance.

To be eligible for the award, books must meet the following criteria:

  • Specifically address issues of nonprofit management, management consultancy, or advancement of the 501(c)3 nonprofit sector.
  • First edition published in 2012 or 2013.
  • Must be actively marketed to the national nonprofit community or a specific nonprofit community. 

All books that meet the above criteria are eligible and multiple submissions by prolific authors or editors are acceptable. Books published in 2012 and nominated for last year's McAdam award will not be considered. The Committee will not consider PDF publications. Ebooks may be considered if they represent a significant work and are available for purchase to the public.


Nominations will be accepted until 5pm (PST), April 1, 2013. Submissions will be accepted by completing the survey here.

The winning author(s) will be notified in mid-July and invited to accept the award at the national conference of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management, August 7-9, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey.


Terry McAdam

The award was designed to commemorate NMA (Nonprofit Management Association) board member and The New York Community Trust Vice President, Terry McAdam, who devoted his life to improving the nonprofit management field and urged us all to write about the sector so that we may better understand it.

For more information please contact a Committee Co-Chair: Mary Beth Lepkowsky, Pathways Facilitation Services or Linda McMillan, Funding Administration Center

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